Application Requirements

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Most Transfer applicants must meet the following core requirements to apply:

  • Use the UIC web application or the Common 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.

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College-specific Requirements

Colleges and programs have minimum credit hour and prerequisite requirements.

See the program-specific transfer guides for an overview of transfer requirements.


Other Requirements

Additional requirements may apply to the following applicants:

  • Advanced Placment (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) test scores are encouraged, particularly if they may count towards credit that satisfies your program's prerequisites. 
  • ACT or SAT test scores may be required for the following applicants:
    • Any transfer applicant with fewer than 36 hours of credit at the time of enrollment.
    • Applicants to the BA in Urban Education program within the College of Education are required to submit ACT/SAT plus writing scores.
  • International applicants. Must meet the core transfer requirements as well as display evidence of English competency and financial certifications. Transfer applicants with international coursework will also be assessed the $30 international credential evaluation fee. See Undergraduate International Admissions Requirements for details. 
  • Honors College applicants must be admitted as undergraduates prior to review and include the following with their application: 
    • An essay submitted with the application.
  • Applicants to the programs below must submit supplemental documents with their Common Application or UIC Web Application (see Upload Guide).


The University of Illinois at Chicago is pleased to share the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report with all prospective students. The report contains information regarding campus security and personal safety including topics such as: crime prevention, public safety authority, crime reporting policies, fire safety, disciplinary procedures, and fire statistics in UIC residential facilities and crime statistics for the three previous calendar years. The full text of this report is available online on the UIC Clery Website at If you would like to receive a copy on paper, visit the UIC Police Department, located at 943 West Maxwell Street, Room 211, Chicago, IL 60608 or call (312) 996-2830.