Updates for prospective students and applicants

Deadline Extensions

UIC extending first-year acceptance deadline to June 1 amid financial aid delays

  • Due to federal processing delays, financial aid notifications for admitted students are not expected to be available until late April and early May. 
  • Consequently, UIC has extended the deadline for admitted first-year students to accept their offer of admission to June 1. This extension aims to provide time to review financial aid notifications before making enrollment decisions.



Admissions, Contact, and Visit Information

The First Year Application for Fall 2024 has closed. 

The Transfer Application deadline for Fall 2024 is April 1, 2024.

Test-Optional Choice for First Year Applicants

We do not require standardized tests and are a test-optional institution. 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 accept 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 Campus

Ready to check out our campus? You can schedule your visit at Discover UIC, our page for prospective students, or visit UICBOUND, our virtual resources page for admitted students. Our Fall 2024 Admitted Student Day, IGNITE, will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024. Learn more on UICBOUND!

Prospective Students


Admitted Students 


Contact Us

UIC's Visitors Center and the Office of Admissions are open from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday - Friday. Check out these additional methods to contact us:

  • Not yet applied but ready to learn more about UIC? Prospective students can reach an admissions counselor Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. at 312.996.4350. Live chat is also available on our Discover UIC page from 1 p.m. — 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • Do you need to send documents or supporting materials for your application? You can email attachments to undergradmail@uic.edu (Undergraduate applicants) or applygrad@uic.edu (Graduate applicants).