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Finalists who rank UChicago

If you are a Finalist who ranked UChicago, your National College Match application will be sent to UChicago, and you will need to submit the following requirements to the school by November 1. If you have questions after reviewing the information below, please reach out to the school directly.

Requirements

University of Chicago Application Status Portal Activation

QuestBridge will send Finalists’ applications to University of Chicago on October 18, and University of Chicago may need a couple days to import them into their system. Once processed, University of Chicago will then email you instructions to log in and activate your applicant portal, where you can track the status of the materials you submit to University of Chicago.

Requirements will be updated in fall 2024. 

The QuestBridge Application with the UChicago Supplement and all supporting documents

You must submit the full QuestBridge application and the UChicago supplement along with an official transcript, School Report, and two teacher recommendations. The University of Chicago Supplement (available through your UChicago Account) requires one short essay on why you would like to attend the University of Chicago, and one extended essay on your choice from a list of seven prompts.

Select the “Early Action” option (not “Early Decision I”, “Regular Decision”, or “Early Decision II”) in your UChicago Account.

The University of Chicago does not charge an application fee for QuestBridge applicants. 

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported or Official Reports

SAT code: 1832
ACT code: 1152

UChicago offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores.

Students may indicate on their UChicago Supplement if they plan to share to their standardized testing. This will not be indicated on the QuestBridge application. If a student indicates that they would like their application to be reviewed without testing, the testing will not be considered in the application review, even if it is listed on the QuestBridge application.

For students who wish to apply with their standardized test scores, UChicago will review your application using self-reported SAT or ACT scores from your QuestBridge application. You may also self-report test scores through your UChicago account. 

Students choosing to include SAT or ACT scores will be required to submit official score reports after they are admitted and choose to enroll at UChicago. When you request official scores from the College Board and/or ACT, do NOT use the rush reporting service. If official test scores are included on your official high school transcript, you will not need to submit any additional test score information to UChicago.

Students are invited to submit scores from any English proficiency examination they believe represents their English language ability. If you feel as though mastery of the English language is already represented throughout your application, you are not required to submit formal exam scores.

2022 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

Signed, with all schedules and W-2 forms. Include personal, business, and corporate partnership tax returns. Submit directly to UChicago using the cover sheet on the Financial Aid Resources page.

Tax documents should be uploaded through your UChicago Account or faxed to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information below).

Directly uploading materials through your UChicago Account is the fastest and most efficient method to submit documents to your application. UChicago will not accept emailed tax information.

UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet For UChicago Aid

Deadline: Nov. 1

This is a short, free online worksheet available through your UChicago Account.

The College Board's CSS Profile (CSS Code: 1832) can be substituted for this worksheet. The College Board charges a fee to use this form.

Please note that ONLY ONE (not both) of these documents is necessary to submit.

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001774

Submit as soon as available

The FAFSA will not be available until at least December 2023. Please complete the FAFSA as soon as it is available and submit it directly to UChicago

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

Early Action, Early Decision II, and Regular Decision 

Finalists who do not match will automatically receive an Early Action admission decision. If students receive a decision of defer, they can choose to join UChicago’s Early Decision II (EDII) or Regular Decision (RD) rounds. Please submit your updated grades when they become available.

Finalists who are applying EDII or RD must submit your updated grades when they become available. 

Finalists who ranked UChicago (and did not match to a binding college, and received an Early Action decision from UChicago)

Finalists who did not rank UChicago

The QuestBridge Application with the UChicago Supplement and all supporting documents

UChicago does not charge an application fee for students applying for need-based aid.

Official Transcripts

Update, including 12th grade first semester/trimester grades

(Optional) Test Scores
Self-Reported

SAT code: 1832
ACT code: 1152

UChicago offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. All test scores may be self-reported, if sent to the university.

UChicago offers students the option to apply without consideration of their SAT or ACT scores. All test scores may be self-reported, if sent to the university.

Finalists who ranked UChicago (and did not match to a binding college, and received an Early Action decision from UChicago)

Finalists who did not rank UChicago

2024-2025 FAFSA

FAFSA code: 001774

US Citizens and Eligible Noncitizens

Federal financial aid requires only the FAFSA. UChicago strongly encourages all families to submit the FAFSA as well as the UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet and tax returns to maximize your funding options.

2022 Federal Tax Returns and W-2 Forms

Tax documents can be uploaded through your UChicago Account or faxed to the Office of Financial Aid (see Contact Information)

Directly uploading materials through your UChicago Account is the fastest and most efficient method to submit documents to your application. UChicago will not accept emailed documents.

UChicago Financial Aid Worksheet for UChicago Aid

This is a short, free online worksheet available through your UChicago Account.

The College Board's CSS Profile (CSS Code: 1832) can be substituted for this worksheet. Please note that UChicago's Financial Aid Worksheet is free to submit while the CSS Profile may require a submission fee and ONLY ONE (not both) of these documents is necessary to submit.

Contact Information 

UChicago Contact (regarding QuestBridge applications and general questions):
Sherry Katherine Vernon
Associate Director
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (773) 702-8650

Office of Undergraduate Admissions
Office of Financial Aid

Contact Information (for sending admission and financial aid materials):

Mail, email, or fax official transcripts to:
University of Chicago
Office of College Admissions
1101 E. 58th Street, Suite 105
Chicago, IL 60637
Email: [email protected]
Fax: (773) 702-0661

Mail or fax federal income tax returns to:
University of Chicago
Office of Financial Aid
1115 E. 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Fax: (773) 702-0744

To ensure the timely receipt of documents, and to ensure that your privacy is protected, applicants should submit transcripts and other documents through their UChicago account or via email whenever possible, rather than using postal mail. Please note that UChicago will not accept financial documents through email. All financial documents must be uploaded through the UChicago account.