I will be matriculating at UChicago this fall. I'll be graduating from high school in a few weeks and would like to take a college class this summer. So I'm looking for classes that will easily transfer to UChicago for credit. Not sure what I'll major in, but thinking of Environmental Science, Political Science or Business Econ. Although I'd love to go to UChicago this summer, the College does not allow newly admitted students to take classes on campus the summer before matriculating. So this leaves me to find a 4 year institution near home to take a class.
I've taken a look through the UChicago policy on transfer credit: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/transfercredit/
Courses taken during high school: To be considered for credit, petitions must comply with the preceding regulations and the following restrictions:
*Courses may not have counted toward high school graduation requirements.
*Credit for science and calculus courses is not accepted; students should take the appropriate placement or accreditation exams at the time of matriculation.
*Approved credit may only be used as general elective credit. Credit will not be awarded for general education requirements or foreign language courses. Courses must have been offered to a cohort that included undergraduate students. Courses taught specifically for high school student programs will not transfer.
But this is a little unclear. I'm still a bit confused. In particular:
1) Do psychology or computer science classes count as a 'science'? There is no placement/accreditation exam, so not sure.
2) Do I even count still as a high school student? Course would be taken after high school graduation but before matriculation.
Here are some of the classes that are offered at a nearby university that I'm considering:
- 01:198:110 Intro to Computers and Their Application (UChicago equivalent CMSC 12100)
- 590:101 Latin America an Introduction (UC equivalent HIST 16101)
- 01:830:101 General Psychology (UC equivalent PSYC 20000)
It looks like I can't petition until my 2nd year at Chicago. But I don't want to risk paying money to take a class that ultimately won't transfer. I also have not yet been assigned a College advisor, who typically fields these types of questions. Should I call the Dean's office and inquire? Anyway to get someone at the College to confirm that a course would transfer before I take it?
Would love any advice that you may have.