Student Resources

College Prep Advisement

The A.D.V.I.C.E. Method is a system being developed by the University of Chicago Office of Special Programs - College Prep that takes you on a step by step journey through the process of becoming a successful student, getting into the right college, and identifying the right career. 


In this section, not only do you explore the various goals to work toward, you will also learn how to set SMART goals that will help you achieve the success you desire.

Setting SMART Goals

Evaluating SMART Goals

Determining skill set

In this section, you will assess what different skills you possess that will help you in your academic pursuits as well as determine what career you'd be good at.

Assessing My Skills

Defining My Skills


In this section, you will be discovering what characteristics you hold valuable in a job.


In this section, you will analyze and explore different interests that will lead to different career options.

Career options

In this section, you will be taking all of the information you've gathered so far and determining what career is the best for you.


In this last leg of the journey, you will figure out the next steps towards achieving the goals you've set for yourself and entering the career of your choice. In order to do this, you need to figure out what school comes next!

Other Resources

Career One Stop - A one-stop guide for exploring careers

The Riley Report - A guide to determining a career that fits you

How To Become - An in-depth career information and guidance tool 

Chalk (sign-up and CNet ID required)

Chalk is the campus learning management system. It's one part of a broad range of services that supports the teaching, learning, and research activities of the University of Chicago. OSP students can enter the system to check their work, access tools to help them work on assignments, or communicate with professors.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Visit these pages to learn about FAFSA, a free application for financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. You can also apply for financial aid on this page.