Our Commitment

Our Commitment

UChicago Promise marks a new milestone in the University of Chicago's commitment to help increase access to college for students from the City of Chicago.

For more than a century, the University of Chicago has been committed to improving opportunities for students from Chicago, at all levels of their educational careers. UChicago Promise was launched following a 2008 study that found only 28% of Chicago Public Schools students who were academically qualified to attend a selective college enrolled in one. UChicago Promise is a cross-campus initiative that marks a milestone in UChicago’s long-standing commitment to provide a variety of resources to students who are interested in attending the University of Chicago or another selective college. We hope that students and parents will have admissions and financial aid insights to confidently reach high and succeed. We must do better—and we will.

UChicago Promise MOVE UP was launched in 2020 in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. UChicago has created new ways to support local students and schools with virtual college advising, college search, and application, admissions, and financial aid process for Chicago Public students that is simple, allows for early engagement, and creates a unified campus-wide approach to guide local students on their path forward.

The University of Chicago launches UChicago Promise

UChicago Promise - A pledge to aid Chicago students bound for college

The Office of Civic Engagement's UChicago Promise Programs

Contact Us

For more information about UChicago Promise, contact us at promise@uchicago.edu or 773.702.8650.

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