The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 104 overall. Minimum required scores in the IELTS are an overall score of 7. (Note: students are required to take the Academic Reading/Writing test within IELTS, not the General Training Reading/Writing test). TOEFL or IELTS score reports are valid for two years and scores will be considered expired if the test was taken more than two years prior to submission of the application. Photocopies of TOEFL or IELTS Score Reports will not be considered valid.
Electronic unofficial transcripts
Official course-by-course for any institution outside the United States
where candidate received a degree
Three letters of recommendation
UNOFFICIAL ELECTRONIC TRANSCRIPTS
One unofficial electronic transcript from each university attended (undergraduate and graduate) must be uploaded as a PDF within the application. Please do not mail any transcripts as part of your admission application. If you are offered admission, one official transcript from each university attended will be required at least one month prior to matriculation. Course by course evaluations (see section on official course by course evaluation for international transcripts below) are not considered official transcripts. OFFICIAL COURSE-BY-COURSE EVALUATION FOR INTERNATIONAL TRANSCRIPTS If you graduated from or attended an international university or college for more than half of a completed degree, we require a course-by-course evaluation by a NACES Evaluator for each international institution to be submitted by the application deadline. A course-by-course evaluation will translate courses, degree, grades, and GPA to United States equivalencies. Please visit naces.org/members to find an evaluator. We recommend WES ICAP. All evaluations must be sent directly from the evaluator to one of the options below. Evaluation reports should be emailed to (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org. Or mailed to: The University of Chicago Professional Education Attention: MScA Admissions 455 N Cityfront Plaza Dr., Suite 950 Chicago, Illinois 60611 In order for this to be received by the application deadline listed above, we recommend you submit your transcript to be reviewed by a NACES evaluatorno later than one month prior to the application deadline. LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION Your application must include three letters of recommendation from people who can assess your academic or professional qualifications. You do not need to wait for all your letters to be received before you submit your application. As long as you have added your recommenders' names and email addresses, and they each submit their recommendation before our application deadline, their letters can arrive after you hit the submit button. Recommended sources for letters of recommendation include: Professors Supervisors or Managers Professional Mentors We DO NOT accept letters of recommendation from family members, friends, or peers. CANDIDATE STATEMENT Applicants are required to demonstrate their motivation, academic potential, and ability to undertake work at the University of Chicago by writing a candidate statement. Your statement should be typed, double-spaced, and no longer than four pages. It should highlight your qualifications and describe your interest in our program. RESUME/CV Submit an up-to-date resume or CV.