Get ready for the adventure of a lifetime.
Life as a University of Illinois at Chicago student means being part of a vibrant academic community in one of the world's great cities. The opportunities and challenges you will encounter will allow you to grow and learn in ways you haven't yet imagined. We are pleased to welcome you to the UIC family and want to make your transition to UIC as straightforward as possible.
Admitted international students should follow the checklist items for either first-year or transfer students, but should keep the following in mind:
- I-20 processing is coordinated by the Office of International Services. OIS will send documents and notifications to the email you listed on your application. Please check your email frequently to make sure you submit any and all required information to their office to complete your I-20 processing.
- If you're coming from abroad, we recommend taking advantage of pre-departure orientations offered by the U.S. Department of State's Education USA program.
Veteran students should follow the checklist items for either first-year or transfer students, but should also keep the following in mind:
- Assistance with benefits coordination is available through the Student Veteran Affairs Office.
- Submission of your DD 214 to the admissions office will result in the application of educational military credit if applicable.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs recently released two unique tools to help veterans make informed decisions about how to utilize their GI Bill benefits.