Due to the COVID-19 pandemic UIC continues to accept undergraduate first-year and transfer applications for the Fall 2020 semester.

Updates for prospective students and applicants

In response to the COVID-19 situation, UIC Admissions is taking measures to ease some of the disruption to college planning for the Fall 2020 class, and protect the health and welfare of our campus community and guests. 

Fall 2020 deadline extensions

Undergraduate Applications
UIC has reopened the first-year application and extended the transfer and readmission application deadlines.


Intent to Enroll
UIC has extended the Intent to Enroll deadline for first-year applicants to June 1. 

Application credentials submission

  • As of March 21, the Student Services Building is closed to the public. We recommend sending all items by electronic mail or using upload services where available. We do not have access to postal mail at this time, but will upon return to the office. 
  • 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 virturally

Visit the Nexus, our virtual resources page for admitted students.


  • In addition to on-campus events, UIC Admissions will not participate in off-campus events including school visits, college fairs and other non-essential travel. 
  • This suspension of activities is in place until further notice. Where possible, alternate programming is being planned. Check back here for details. 

Office closure until further notice

The Office of Admissions is temporarily closed and staff will work remotely. We will not be able to receive in-person visits or phone calls. 

  • Graduate and undergraduate students and applicants may contact us by email if you have any questions or need assistance.
  • Undergraduate counselors are also available through live chat Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

This page focuses on the impact on prospective students and applicants and will be continually updated. Last updated:4/24/20 2:55 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do if I’ve been admitted?

We are working hard to make sure all #UICBOUND students have opportunities to interact with campus. But we recognize that a reduction in on-campus events may impact your ability to participate in admitted student programming. We’ll work to provide alternate options. 

Undergraduate admitted students can and should continue to move through the next steps checklist at admitted.uic.edu.

How do I check my application status?

Due to reduced staffing, current applicants awaiting an admissions decision are encouraged to check the application status portal.

Can I still submit an application?

First-year applicants seeking a late application can continue to use the petition form

The deadline for Fall 2020 Transfer and Readmission applicants will be extended to May 1. Visit the UIC web application to apply.

How will the response impact graduate and professional applicants?

Due to reduced staffing, current applicants for graduate and professional programs are encouraged to monitor their application status online.  

Deadlines for application and document submission remain unchanged. 

If you are newly admitted or currently enrolled and have been instructed to submit official, sealed academic materials, we recommend sending all items by electronic mail or digital services. We are discouraging in-person submission at this time. Received items will be reflected in the application status portal. To prevent delays, we encourage early submission of materials.

I'm an admitted graduate student, how do I submit final transcripts?

At this time, we are encouraging applicants to request their final transcripts to be items mailed to their home address, leave them sealed, and then bring them to campus when the office reopens. In cases where the final and official documentation be sent electronically from the issuing institution, they can be emailed to applygrad@uic.edu for newly admitted graduate students.

Will my spring 2020 courses that transfer with CR/P (Credit or Pass) grades be applied to degree requirements the same as if they were letter grades?

  • For courses completed in the spring 2020 term only, grades of CR/P (Credit or Pass) will satisfy requirements where a minimum letter grade is required and will count toward degree completion. Assuming that a transfer course has been articulated to match the UIC course in question, there is no difference between the treatment of a transfer course or a course completed at UIC.  Please visit Transferology.com to see how your courses will transfer to UIC.
  • For courses completed in the Spring 2020 term only, courses used to satisfy the Illinois Articulation Initiative's General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC) with grades of CR/P (Credit or Pass) will be used to satisfy UIC general education requirements.
  • Students may transfer as many courses completed in Spring 2020 as they wish for CR grading and these courses will not count toward the number of courses or credit hours students can earn under the CR/NC (Credit / No Credit) option in one term or in total.
  • Students planning to transfer credit to UIC, should visit Transferology.com to see how course will apply to UIC degree requirements.