Basic Program of Liberal Education

How to Register

Students can register for courses online with a major credit card. If you have registration questions, please contact the registrar at or call 773-702-7249.

  • No application is required at any time. Students register for courses one quarter at a time.
  • Participants must study the Core Curriculum in order: Year 1 is a prerequisite for Year 2, and so on.
  • We encourage students to register for Year 1 in the Autumn Quarter, but it is possible to join in later quarters.
  • Basic Program Alumni Sequences and Alumni Courses are open to students who have completed Years 1 and 2 of the Core Curriculum.
  • Year 1 and Open-to-All Courses have no prerequisites and are open to anyone who wishes to enroll.
  • View Withdrawal and Cancellation Policy.