Degree Admission

Application Procedure & Deadlines

Applicants to graduate study at UIC must use the online application form. Applications and supporting credentials should be submitted as early as possible, but no later than the published deadlines for the program to which you are applying. Applications received after the deadline will not be accepted.

A few days after you submit your application, you will be emailed information about uploading supporting documents via a link provided.

Some graduate programs have application deadlines that are earlier than the University deadline, and some admit students only in specific terms (e.g. fall term only). Prospective applicants should contact the program of interest for information on current deadlines, as some programs may close earlier than the published deadlines.

Please note the following:

  • You must upload transcripts. Unofficial transcripts will be used to evaluate admission eligibility. If you are admitted, official transcripts will be requested at that time, along with submission instructions.
  • If your program requires letters of recommendation, you will need to provide email addresses for your recommenders.
  • Program-specific requirements (e.g. writing samples, personal statements, resumes, letters of purpose, letters of recommendation, etc.) must be submitted using the document upload process, unless specifically stated otherwise by the program to which you are applying. (Official test scores for required exams, such as GRE, TOEFL, or IELTS, should be arranged to be sent from the testing institution directly to the University of Illinois at Chicago; however, you may upload unofficial copies.)

Admission recommendations cannot be made until all required documents have been received.

Programs Outside of Graduate College

Applicants to professional and graduate degree programs that are not part of the Graduate College should follow the admission procedures of those units. These include: