Prospective Students

  • Eileen Donovan MA Candidate and U.S. Marine Corps Reserves (Major) "OMAC was a welcoming presence to the University almost immediately upon my acceptance."

  • Nicholas O'Neil PhD Candidate and U.S. Army Veteran "OMAC has made me feel more at home on campus and has opened doors for me to connect with the broader community in meaningful ways."

  • Alexandra Brown MScTRM Candidate and U.S. Air Force Veteran "OMAC has given a voice to student veterans at the University of Chicago and is a vital entity for veterans at UChicago."

  • Nicholas Flynn MScTRM Candidate and Active Duty Navy "OMAC is a warm-welcome to the University and offers financial and programming support to active duty and veteran students alike."

  • Alyssa Wiegers, First-Year in the College and Child of two U.S. Veterans "OMAC has been incredibly helpful throughout this admittance process, especially amid a global pandemic."

  • Pat Scanlan MBA'95, U.S. Army Veteran & Secretary for UChicago's Military Alumni Affinity Group "Make yourself better each day, and have a sense of humor about how it all unravels."

Through their service, veterans have developed understanding and skill sets that have uniquely prepared them for the kind of interdisciplinary thinking that opens up new opportunities and offers original solutions—the kind of interdisciplinary thinking that the University covets. At the University of Chicago, they experience a transformational education where diverse perspectives contribute to the classroom, ideas are shared, and debate and discussion are encouraged. Students and faculty come to the University seeking to explore ideas with people from a range of backgrounds. Veterans and military-affiliated individuals add to the diverse perspectives that the University convenes, and also benefit from them.

Why UChicago?

The University of Chicago supports a range of benefits, military-affiliated groups, recognized student-organizations (RSO) and programming for military-affiliated students seeking education, including: 

Students will find helpful information detailed below from the Registrar’s Office, ​

as well as from these offices:

Student Health and Counseling Services
Student Disability Services

How to Apply?

The University of Chicago welcomes veterans of the United States Armed Forces, and their dependents, to apply for admission to the College. If you have completed at least one term at another college or university in a degree-seeking program, you should apply as a transfer student. If not, you should apply as a first-year applicant. Learn more about resources and programs for veterans.

No Application Fee

The University of Chicago does not charge a college application fee for veterans and their dependents. Upon submitting your application, please email our office and identify yourself as a veteran (or dependent of a veteran) applicant and your fee will be waived. If you indicate on your application that you intend to apply for need-based financial aid, your application fee will be waived automatically.

Admissions Contact

If you have any questions, feel free to contact undergraduate admissions in the College.

Graduate Admissions

The University of Chicago welcomes prospective students to apply to one or more programs across the University. All programs at the University of Chicago offer an online application system. Please note, however, that each school and division has its own application, and that to apply to multiple programs, you will typically need to create a unique application to each one. Please read the information provided by each program carefully for their requirements.

Applications


Biological Sciences Division

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Chicago Booth School of Business

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Divinity School

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Chicago Harris School of Public Policy

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Division of the Humanities

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Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies

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Law School

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Institute for Molecular Engineering

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Division of the Physical Sciences

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Pritzker School of Medicine

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School of Social Service Administration (SSA)

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Division of the Social Sciences

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Summer Language Institute

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