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Before you start, make sure you check out our admission criteria on the Before You Apply page to make sure you meet all the requirements.


Applications are due January 15.


  • Application
  • Transcripts
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Prerequisite form (coordinated program only)
  • Written interview responses (coordinated program only)

Official UIC application

Submit your UIC application online via the UIC website—just follow the instructions listed there. There is a non-refundable application fee of $70 for all applicants.

You don’t have to enter and submit all application information in one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been uploaded and verified as received.

Once you finalize and submit your application and the application fee, the system will send you further instructions (typically on the next business day) on using the application checklist to upload materials and enter information to generate requests to your recommenders for letters.


Submit transcripts with the application online from each university and college attended. We’ll need unofficial transcripts with your application packet. Official transcripts are only required from admitted students, so they can be submitted later.

Letters of recommendation

Submit two letters of recommendation in support of your application, preferably one from an academic and one from a professional source.

Personal statement

Submit a one- to two-page statement that summarizes your background and explains your objectives for graduate study.

Prerequisite form (coordinated program only)

Complete a prerequisite form, listing where and when each course was taken. For courses you haven’t completed, show where and when you plan to take them before enrolling. Submit this with your application as Miscellaneous Option Doc 1.

Written interview responses (coordinated program only)

Submit your completed interview form and page(s) with your answers to all ten questions.

International students

If English is not your native language, you might need to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the exam of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) or the PTE-Academic. Check out the International Requirements to see if this applies to you.

Scores must be submitted to UIC directly using the institutional code 1851.

Declaration and Certification of Finances

The Declaration and Certification of Finances form must be signed by both you and your sponsor.


Shayna Oshita

We make applying as easy as possible, but we know that the application process can be overwhelming. If you can’t find the answer to your admissions questions here, reach out when you need help.

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