Updates for prospective students and applicants

We're continuing to update this page for information about the admissions process for current and prospective applicants.

Application Updates

Test-Optional Choice for First Year Applicants through Fall 2024
In response to the continuing challenges in standardized test administration, UIC has implemented a test-optional policy for First Year applicants during the 2023-24 admissions cycle. Our review process will be modified to measure an applicant’s preparation for UIC through additional attention to the information submitted as part of the application.

Applicants who have SAT or ACT scores may still submit them if they choose. More information about our application process is available on our First Year admissions requirements and Test Optional FAQ pages. 

Application Credentials Submission

  • Please send all required application credentials electronically when possible, we are still accepting paper mail but the quickest method is by taking advantage of electronic transcript services where available.
  • If you are unable to secure electronic transcripts and have requested official documents to be sent to us by mail, you can upload unofficial copies of your transcripts to your application status portal. If you are offered admission, we will require official transcripts prior to enrollment.  

Visit Us Virtually

Visit Discover UIC, our page for prospective students, or visit UICBOUND, our virtual resources page for admitted students. 

Prospective Students


Admitted Students (Available in October)


Contact Us

The Office of Admissions is temporarily closed and staff are working remotely. While we are not currently able to receive in-person visits or phone calls, we are available via email, chat, and Zoom.