Program Eligibility

Who can apply?

Currently, City Scholars is open to students with at least Junior credit standing majoring in:

  • Computer Science
  • CS + X
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

What do I need to apply?

  • 3.2 GPA
  • Junior or Senior credit standing
  • Required courses:
    • CS students should have completed CS233. Completion of CS241 is highly recommended.
    • ECE students: there are no required courses.
  • An updated resume
  • Statement of Interest that explains why you are interested in the Engineering City Scholars program. Limit your submission to approximately 200 words.

When can I apply?
You will apply to participate in City Scholars the semester before joining the program in Chicago. Applications will be open for the first 4-6 weeks of each semester. Applications for Fall 2020 are due February 14, 2020.

Where do I apply?
Applications are submitted online.

After I apply what are the next steps?
All applications are reviewed by a faculty committee. After review, selected students are notified if they have been advanced to the next step in the process, which is attending the Networking Event on campus. Following the event, students will interview with companies and submit their preferences. Submitting internship preferences commits you to accepting any offer you receive.

How will I be matched with a Chicago Company?
You will be matched with a company based on your preferences and theirs.

To better understand the matching process we use, we suggest watching this video that describes a process like the one we use.

When will I know for sure if I have been matched?
Company matches will be announced 4 to 6 weeks after applications close. You will know if and where you have been matched in time to register for classes.

Are all students who submit internship preferences matched with a company?
A match is not guaranteed. Students are encouraged to rank as many companies as possible in order to maximize their chance of matching.

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