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How to Apply for Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions (GPPA)

  1. Invite and assign recommenders to submit letters electronically via the Common Application. 

    -OR-

  2. Send letters in a sealed envelope with recommender’s signature over the flap. Mail all documents to the following address:

Special Programs Unit (MC 018)
Office of Admissions P.O. Box 6020
Chicago, IL 60680-6020  

* Some GPPA programs require an Honors College application. In such cases, applicants will be prompted to complete both the GPPA and Honors College essays on the Writing Supplement.

** Letters should address the following criteria for a candidate: “Please provide, using specific examples where possible, evidence of this student’s particular intellectual strengths and weaknesses. What distinguishes this student?”  The selection committees are particularly interested that recommenders address the student’s experience in the following areas as observed: academic ability, motivation, intellectual curiosity, maturity, responsibility, written expression of ideas, and research aptitude. 


 

How to Apply for Honors College

  1. Invite and assign recommenders to submit letters electronically via the Common Application.

    -OR-


  2. Send letters in a sealed envelope with recommender’s signature over the flap. Mail all documents to the following address:

Special Programs Unit (MC 018)
Office of Admissions P.O. Box 6020
Chicago, IL 60680-6020  

* Letters should address the following criteria for a candidate: “Please provide, using specific examples where possible, evidence of this student’s particular intellectual strengths and weaknesses. What distinguishes this student?”  The selection committees are particularly interested that recommenders address the student’s experience in the following areas as observed: academic ability, motivation, intellectual curiosity, maturity, responsibility, written expression of ideas, and research aptitude. 

*** Be advised if you are applying to GPPA and Honors College a second set of recommendation letters is not required.