Application Requirements

UIC has many options for your second degree.

To apply for Second Bachelor’s admission, the following requirements must be met:

  • Apply using the UIC web application. Printed applications will not be accepted.
  • The $60 nonrefundable application fee or fee waiver.
  • Official college/university transcripts*, submitted electronically or via mail, from every college/university you’ve attended.
  • Personal statement indicating why you are pursuing a second Bachelor's degree rather than pursuing a graduate-level degree is required.
  • Please note that applicants looking to complete prerequisite coursework for graduate and professional programs will not be admitted as a second bachelor applicant and should apply as graduate non-degree students

Second Bachelor’s applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by the following colleges:

  • Applied Health Sciences
  • Architecture, Design & the Arts**
  • Engineering
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences***
  • Nursing****
  • School of Public Health
  • Urban Planning & Public Affairs

Preference in most colleges is to grant seats to students pursuing their first degree. If you have already earned two or more Bachelor’s degrees or a graduate level degree, apply for graduate admission.

*Please note that our mailing address changed recently. Check with your counselor or registrar to ensure that they send documents only to the following address.

Office of Undergraduate Admissions (MC 018) 
University of Illinois Chicago 
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60607-7161  

**Architecture is not available to second Bachelor's applicants.

***LAS programs unavailable to second Bachelor's applicants include but may not be limited to: Biological Sciences, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Integrated Health Studies, Neuroscience, Psychology, Criminology, Law and Justice, and Communication. 

****The Nursing program also offers the Graduate Entry Master of Science Program, a licensure program specifically designed for students that have a bachelor's degree outside of nursing. See Nursing's Program Options page for more details. 

Other Requirements

Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • International applicants. Must meet the core transfer requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 
  • International Credential Evaluation Fee. A mandatory, non-refundable $100 International Credential Evaluation Fee is assessed for all undergraduate degree-seeking applicants who have post-secondary coursework taken outside the United States. International applicants who have only U.S. coursework are not required to submit this fee. Study abroad coursework by U.S. students is excluded from this policy. The fee is assessed once per application term. Payment of the fee will be requested online through the application system.

  • Applicants to the programs below. Must submit supplemental documents.