Dougan Scholars Certificate Program

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Application Process

The Dougan Scholars Certificate Program application has closed for the 2019-20 academic year. Sign up for our list host to receive updates on the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and information for future application cycles.

Second-year students in the College at the University of Chicago are eligible to apply for admission to the Dougan Scholars Certificate Program. Here is an overview of the application process: 

  1. Application -  Complete the online application and submit all supporting materials.

  2. Interview - Interviews are offered by invitation only and will be with Chicago Booth's Full-Time Admissions Fellows. Interviews will take place in Winter quarter at the Harper Center. A candidate who receives an invitation will have only one interview.

  3. Decisions - Candidates are informed of admissions decisions through the online application system under the Application Status section.

Dougan Scholars Certificate Program Timeline

Academic Year

Application Opens

Application Due

Interview (by invitation only)

Decision Notification


October 1, 2019

January 9, 2020

February 10-12, 2020

March 5, 2020


Prospective applicants should complete the following items:

  • Online application

  • Essay: Chicago Booth immerses you in a rigorous, choice-rich environment. How did navigating the choices and decisions of your First Year in the College prepare you to take ownership of your Dougan Scholars experience at Booth?

  • One letter of recommendation from a faculty member from the University of Chicago that addresses applicant’s intellectual ability, potential for success, and areas of development (all recommendations will be submitted through the application website, after the application opens and the applicant enters the recommender's contact information).

  • Professional resume

  • ACT/SAT scores

  • Unofficial transcripts (including Fall 2019 grades), request an un-encrypted PDF here. Transcripts must be uploaded to your application. Emailed transcripts will not be accepted.

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