You're in. What's next? Find out more about important steps and resources for admitted students. 

Life as a University of Illinois Chicago student means being part of a vibrant academic community in one of the world's great cities. The opportunities and challenges you'll encounter will allow you to grow and learn in ways you haven't yet imagined. We're pleased to welcome you to the UIC family and want to make your transition to UIC as straightforward as possible. 

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First-year students

Next steps for admitted first-year students
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Transfer & readmission students

Next steps for admitted transfer and readmission students

Special populations

International Students

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

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.

  • There is also the VA's "Know Before You Go" video, which features Veterans who have used their GI Bill benefits providing advice to other Veterans trying to figure out their next move.
  • You can view UIC's profile in the GI Bill Comparison Tool.