After You Apply

You’ve applied and submitted your application. Now what?

You can check the status of your application any time for an application checklist to ensure that your items are correct and complete.

Application review

The time to complete an application review process varies. After we complete our review of your application, we communicate our decision to the central admissions office who updates the official application record. We do this throughot the application cycle.

In some specific cases, applications we recommend for admission may need to also be reviewed by the UIC Graduate College. The graduate college may decide to uphold our recommendation or deny the application.

After a decision has been made

Once a decision is entered, the application portal updates and an official decision letter is mailed out.

If you've been admitted

Congratulations! Access our admitted student page to follow up with next steps.

International students: If you’ll need a student visa, you should submit OIS financial documents to the UIC Office of International Services.

Application for a DHD teaching assistant position: If you are a new or current DHD graduate student apply here for a TA position.

If you need to defer admission

Admitted students can ask to defer their enrollment for a maximum of one year (e.g., fall admission can be deferred to the following spring, summer or fall terms). Submit your request as soon as possible that you’d like to defer admission.

If you've been denied

You may contact us directly to inquire about our decision. In some cases, we may advise you on what you can do to improve your applicant profile or successfully apply for a future term.

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We’re here to help with any post-application questions. If you’re not sure what to do next, contact our office of student affairs.

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