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Apply Online - Transfer Students (Spring 2013)


Important Note: the following steps are for Undergrad Transfer students applying for Spring 2013!

Students applying as Undergrads, both First Year and Transfer, for Fall 2013 or later need to go the Common App...


This page is designed to aid Undergraduate applicants. We highly recommend you follow each step carefully. Mistakes can delay the processing of your application. Please keep this reference page open as you proceed through the application process.

Do NOT create a second application in order to:

Duplicate applications will be automatically deleted and fee payments will NOT be recorded to your account. If you have already submitted an application and have questions about making changes, please send us email.

Application Steps and Tips
Admissions Login Screenshot

1. Create a new account by clicking "First time user account creation."

You will be asked to create a Login ID and six digit Personal Identification Number.
Click the image on the right for a preview.

2. Select your application type. Your options will differ depending on whether you apply as a domestic or international applicant.

Domestic options:
First Year
Undergraduate Domestic Readmit
Undergraduate Non-Degree

International options:
International First Year
International Transfer
Undergraduate Int. Readmit

Apply for Admissions Screenshot

3. Select your admission term and fill in your first and last name.

4. Checklist
Next you will be brought to a Checklist page. Click on a section name to access that area of the web application. Fill out each section completely.

When you have completed a section, a red checkmark will appear by its name. Chechmark

International applicants will have an additional section titled "International Information."

Name Screenshot

5. Name
Start by filling out your name. This should be your full legal name as it would appear on all your other documents; do not use nicknames or abbreviations.

Click the "Checklist" button to return to the Checklist menu. Click the "Continue" button to proceed to the next section, "Permanent Address Information."

If at any time you wish to quit and resume applying later, click "Finish Later."

Permanent Address Screenshot

6. Permanent Address Information
Fill out your permanent address and telephone number. Do not abbreviate using periods, the pound sign (#) or commas.

Here is an example of correct address entry: 123 South Monroe Street.

This contact information will be added to your permanent record; after finishing this application, this information can only be changed by submitting a written request to the Office of Admissions and Records.

Mailing Address Screenshot

7. Mailing Address Information
Enter your mailing address. All correspondence from UIC will be sent to this address. Again, please do not abbreviate.

Personal Information Screenshot

Personal Information Screenshot

8. Personal Information
This section must be filled out correctly. An incorrect citizenship selection may delay the processing of your application. You may choose from the following citizenship options:

  • Adjusted in Status
  • Asylee
  • International
  • U.S. Permanent Resident
  • Non-Citizen - Other
  • Non-Citizen - Illinois Schooled
  • Not reported
  • Humanitarian Parole
  • Refugee
  • Resident Alien (IRS Purposes)
  • U.S. Citizen

Fill out the rest of your personal information. Be sure to verify your email address for accuracy, as it may be used to contact you throughout the application process. The same care should be applied when filling out your birth date, especially the year.

If you are a resident of Illinois, check "yes" to the question "Are you an Illinois resident?"

If you have questions regarding your residency status and in-state tuition, refer to the University-Wide Student Programs web site.

Planned Course of Study Screenshot

9. Planned Course of Study
Choose your major. Refer to the Major Listing (pdf) for additional major requirements.

If your desired major is not listed in the drop-down box, it is for one of the following reasons:

  1. The program does not accept applications for the term you have requested.
  2. The program is closed and no longer accepting applications.
  3. The application deadline has passed.
  4. If your desired major is not listed,
    DO NOT
    select another program for which you do not intend to seek enrollment. Program codes will not be changed after submission.

If you are selecting a major in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and are planning on pursuing a professional program, please select an Advising Track from the choices below and enter it in the box:

Pre-Health Information Mgmt (HI)
Pre-Nutrition (HN)
Pre-Dentistry (PD)
Pre-Law (PL)
Pre-Medicine (PM)
Pre-Nursing (PN)
Pre-Occupational Therapy (PO)
Pre-Physical Therapy (PP)
Pre-Veterinary Medicine (PV)
Pre-Pharmacy (PY)
Pre-Urban and Public Affairs (UR)

Parental Information Screenshot

10. Parental Information

Previous College Screenshot

11. Previous College
Transfer Students Only
Fill out this section if you have previously attended college.

If your school does not appear to be listed in the lookup, first try searching with "unknown" for the city. If this too fails then type in the name of your institution.

High School Screenshot

12. High School
Beginning Freshmen only
Use the "Look Up High School Code" link to search for your high school. Do not type in the name of your high school unless you fail to find it in the lookup.

International Information Screenshot

13. International Information
This section is accessible to International applicants only. If this does not apply to you, skip ahead to the next section.

Please fill out this section as accurately as possible. Errors will delay the processing of your application.

Additional Information Screenshot

14. Additional Information
This section contains information about:

  1. Veteran status
  2. Application fee waivers
  3. Agreement Statement

Note: By clicking "yes" on the final question, you certify that all information entered into this web application is correct and complete.

Personal Statement Screenshot

15. Personal Statement


Application Checklist Screenshot

16. Back to the Checklist
When all sections have been completed, a checkmark will be displayed next to each section's name (as indicated to the right).

Press the "Application is Complete" button.

Application Fee Payment Screenshot

Credit Card Information Screenshot

17. Application Fee Payment (non-refundable)
This is where you determine the method of payment. Both domestic and international applicants pay a $50 non-refundable application fee.

No action will be taken on your application until payment is received.

Paying Application Fee
The Office of Admissions and Records recommends that you pay the nonrefundable application fee by credit card when you submit your application. Your application will not be processed/reviewed until payment is received.

UIC Online applications require payment by credit card upon submission.

No application fee is required for Summer Session Only.

Paying Application Fee for Submitted Applications (Pay Later Option)

Do not submit a second application to make a credit card payment.

If you do not pay the nonrefundable application fee upon submission, you may pay later by credit card, check or money order. After submitting the application you will receive an acknowledgement letter from the University in 3 to 5 business days containing the information needed to pay by credit card. To pay by check or money order, please see the Payment Page for Undergraduate Applicants.
Signature Page Screenshot

18. Payment Page
To complete your application, print the signature page. If you closed the window before printing, here is an alternate payment page.

First Year applicants only
Fill in the high school course form and submit these pages to your high school counselor for certification (if applicable). Have your counselor send the documents along with your transcript to our office as soon as possible. If you are paying your non-refundable application fee by check or money order, give it to your counselor to include with these pages and your transcript.

If you are out of high school, just sign the document; include your non-refundable application fee if you are paying by check or money order; and request that your high school send us your official high school transcript. You do not have to have the Counselor Form completed.

Other applicants
Sign the document and mail to us with your non-refundable application fee.

19. Submit any additional required credentials
Your application will not be complete until you finish the following steps.

First Year applicants

  1. Mail us your non-refundable application fee, high school transcripts and the signature page (signed by your high school counselor).
  2. Include your official GED scores in the same envelope if you have completed the General Education Development (GED) test.
  3. Send official scores from the American College Test (ACT), the College Board Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), or the Scholastic Assessment Test I (SAT-I). Test scores listed on the high school transcripts will be accepted as official.

Transfer applicants

  1. Mail us your non-refundable application fee and the signature page.
  2. Send official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended.
  3. If you are currently enrolled in another school, remember to have a final transcript sent when all of your work is completed.

International applicants
Please read International Admission Requirements for more information about required credentials (TOEFL, additional forms, etc).