Shimer College Open House
Shimer offers a curriculum which is 65% core courses, reading a wide array of Great Books, and 35% electives (film, feminist philosophy, community development, and much more). All Shimer classes read primary sources together in a discussion-based pedagogy.
Shimer College offers substantial scholarships, including a visit scholarship. So:
- Are you homeschooled now? If so, Shimer accepts special students who are qualified and you can take courses with them!
- Are you a junior or senior in high school? The college is on a rolling admissions schedule and also accepts students after their junior year in high school.
- Do you attend a community college? Shimer has great transfer pathways with many community colleges as well as dual enrollment with Chicagoland community colleges.
- Are you 60 or over and live in Chicago? Ask about the program called Shimer@60, in which you may take a course for free (though you must obtain your books).