Academic Year Requirements
How do I register for the quarter?
Scholars receive the registration link via email at the beginning of each quarter. The registration preferences are also noted in the event calendar. For the Summer, scholars will submit registration preferences, and an official transcript at the start of the Summer Session.
Generally, how do I write an email to the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program?
When you send an email to us, please include the following information:
1. Your full name and class year should be in the email.
2. The subject line needs to let us know about the purpose for sending the email.
3. The body of the email should have all of the needed information to help address your problem or question.
Generally, how do I leave a voicemail message for the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program?
When you leave a voicemail message, please include the following information:
1. Your full name and class year
2. Your phone number
3. Reason for your call
How should I respond to a Reminder/Upcoming Event email?
Please send an RSVP email to us when you get the Reminder/Upcoming Event email. It should include your full name, whether you are able to go to the event, any special transportation needs, and whether you are arriving late or leaving early.
I received a phone call asking me to confirm my attendance for an event. What do I do?
We will send reminder emails and leave reminder voicemails before each event that you are registered to attend. If, for any reason, you are no longer able to attend an event, please respond via email or phone immediately. Many events have waitlists, and if you are not able to go, we can add someone from the waitlist.
I’m on the waiting list for an event. How can I move to the regular list?
If there are open slots the week of the event, we will contact you by email or phone and ask that you attend and confirm your availability. Please respond as quickly as possible by email or phone. The open slots are first come, first served.
How do I write a synopsis?
Sometimes, scholars are not able to fulfill their academic year requirements through attending all UCCSP chaperoned events and programming. If you have significant conflicts and are not able to fulfill a certain type of credit within the academic year, you may submit a synopsis to be considered for your credit in that area.
The synopsis is a 400-600 word summary of the unchaperoned leadership, arts & culture, global engagement, or civic engagement event you attended. The heading should include the your full name, date of the event, name of the event, name of event series (if applicable), and the names of all of the speakers (if applicable). It should cover the topic of the event/lecture/activity, what you learned, and how it relates to your future endeavors. The synopsis should be grammatically correct, with an introduction, body, and conclusion, and should demonstrate that you has thought critically about the topic.
How do I turn in my synopsis?
To turn in your synopsis an email should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org as an attachment. The email’s subject must have “Synopsis” in it. The attachment must be either a PDF file or Microsoft Word document.
How long do I have to turn in a synopsis?
A synopsis for an event needs to be sent within one week of the event. A synopsis received past the one week deadline will not be accepted, and you will not receive credit for the event.
Are we allowed to bring friends to events?
You cannot bring friends to events unless an event specifically says that bringing guests is allowed.
My school is in session during an event that I have registered for. What should I do?
If one of our events/classes has a conflict with your school schedule, please contact us as soon as possible. We will try to accommodate you.
What is an excused absence vs. an unexcused absence?
An excused absence is when a Scholar or parent contacts us before the event to let us know that the Scholar cannot attend. An excused absence is only counted as credit when it is for a mandatory event. An unexcused absence is when a Scholar or parent does not let us know that the Scholar cannot attend before the event. If a Scholar is having trouble getting to an event, they needs to call the office at (773) 834-2774.
Consequences for failing to notify UCCSP in advance may include: phone call to parent, phone call to school/counselor, being placed on probation, being referred to discipline committee, and potentially removal from UCCSP.
I did not receive any of the mailings from the University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program. What should I do?
If you are not receiving any of our mailings, please contact us as soon as possible. We need to check to see if the mailing address we have matches the one you are using. If the mailing address is correct and you still did not receive the mailing, then we will try to resend the mailing.
My contact information was changed. What should I do?
Contact information refers to your mailing or email address, home phone number, all cell phone numbers, and the name of your current high school. If any information has changed, please contact us immediately. You can email all of the new information to email@example.com.
UCCSP Policies and Procedures
What are the requirements for each quarter?
The University of Chicago Collegiate Scholars Program is a year-round program that is split into two parts: the summer and the academic year. During the summer, students are required to take courses offered by the Collegiate Scholars Program or the University of Chicago College Bridge Program. Students may also participate in such special programs as TEACH, or create an equivalent internship opportunity. During the academic year, the requirements include: 2 arts/culture events, 2 global engagement, 2 social events, 2 community engagement events, 2 leadership events, and all mandatory college readiness workshops. Requirements may be completed during the autumn, winter, or spring quarters, which run from October to May.
What do I use my UChicago ID card for?
Your UChicago ID card is used to identify you as a student or as a person affiliated with the University of Chicago. It is needed to access the libraries, campus buses, and most computer labs on campus. It is very important that you keep it in a safe place where it will not be misplaced.
My UChicago ID card is lost/stolen. How do I get a new one?
UChicago ID cards can be replaced at the University of Chicago ID and Privileges Office on first floor of Regenstein Library at 1100 East 57th Street. There is a $10 fee to replace your card the first time and a $20 fee to replace it the second time. For more information on how to replace your UChicago ID Card visit the card procedure website.
Do Collegiate Scholars have access to the University of Chicago athletics facilities?
UCCSP students are not allowed into University athletics facilities without being accompanied by an adult member of the gym (faculty, staff). Minors are not allowed to use the athletics facilities alone. If you wish to play any sports, there are many free areas that allow you to do so. Students discovered trying to gain unauthorized access to the gym will be penalized.
I did not receive any reminder/confirmation emails. What should I do?
Our email list includes your UChicago, CSP, or personal email address. Please check it at least twice a week. If you are not receiving our messages, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, the problem, and your preferred email address in the message. We will update your information in our email list. If you are still not receiving our messages on your UChicago, please contact the ID and Privileges Office. You can visit the website at http://ipo.uchicago.edu, go to the office on the first floor of Regenstein Library at 1100 East 57th Street, or call 773.702.3344. If after going to the ID and Privileges Office there are still problems, please contact the UCCSP office at 773.834.2774.
My UChicago email is not working. How do I fix it?
Please contact the ID and Privileges Office or call them at 773.702.3344. You can also visit the office on the first floor of Regenstein Library at 1100 East 57th Street. If after going to the ID and Privileges Office there are still problems, please contact the UCCSP office at 773.834.2774.