Checklist for Admitted Students

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance for Fall 2022!

Next Steps:

  • Visit UIC: If you want a virtual or in-person visit, contact Dr. Gail Fisher at gfisher@uic.edu.  We will do our best to arrange a time for you to meet with current students, and/or meet with faculty to gain more information about the department and our entry-level OTD program.  You can also watch a recorded video from a previous Program Preview presentation to learn more about our Entry-level OTD curriculum.
  • Complete your FAFSA: If you’re interested in financial aid, we encourage you to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible.  International students are not eligible for financial aid and don’t submit the FAFSA.
  • Department Scholarships: The OT department will notify all incoming students at the beginning of each fall and spring semester about our scholarship competition.
  • Activate your Net ID:  To access UIC systems, you will need to activate your Net ID.  You will need 2 pieces of information in order to activate your account:  University ID number (UIN) and Token.  You can find these numbers on your official acceptance letter from the UIC Office of Admissions.  If you are unable to find it, please contact Maria Larson at otdept@uic.edu.
  • View Financial Aid Award Letter: Using your Net ID and password, login to the my.UIC portal.  From there, students can click on the “Student” tab and then click on the portlet for “Electronic Financial Aid Notification” and select the appropriate aid year.  Please note that award notifications will be sent out starting March 15th.

Save the Dates!

  • New Student Open House (family and friends welcome!) – Friday, May 27; 2:00-4:00 PM. The open house will be in-person and we will also have a live streaming option.  Attendance to this event is optional. Details will follow later this spring.
  • New Student Orientation (both days are mandatory) – Wednesday, August 17th and Thursday, August 18th.  More information to follow early this summer.
  • First Day of Classes – Monday, August 22nd

Connect with the UIC Department of Occupational Therapy

 Campus Resources:

See the calendar below for a monthly guide to prepare for your enrollment at UIC:

March

  • You will also receive an official acceptance letter from the UIC Office of Admissions. Please disregard the note about making an appointment with an academic advisor to select your courses this fall.  We will be sending out information regarding your assigned faculty advisors in late spring.

 To Do:

 April

  • Welcome packets will be sent via email . This packet will include our welcome letter, a draft of the fall schedule, and an updated 2022-23 tuition table.
  • You will receive an email regarding important information and deadlines for health requirements as well as a document of frequently asked questions regarding Exaat (vendor where you will be submitting all your healthcare requirements and forms for the duration of the program).
  • Prerequisite confirmation forms will be sent out to you via email by mid-April. The purpose of this form is to verify the remaining prerequisites that you need to complete before enrolling in the fall.

To Do:

  • Activate your Net ID  by April 15th
  • Review the health requirements and make a plan to complete your Exaat profile by July 15th.
  • Complete and return the prerequisite confirmation form by the deadline stated in the email regardless of if you have prerequisites remaining.

May

  • You will receive your OT Buddy assignment: Each incoming first-year student is paired with a second-year student liaison to support their transition into the program.
  • You will receive your Faculty Advisor assignment: Advising processes and roles will be discussed during the 2-day orientation in August.

 To Do:

  • If you completed any prerequisites or finish your degree in the spring, please submit e-transcripts directly to our UIC Office of Admissions (gradmail@uic.edu). A copy of the e-transcript can be obtained by the Department of Occupational Therapy from the Office of Admissions.

June

  • You will receive our orientation packet via email that contains information about the fall semester and registration instructions.  If you have any outstanding prerequisites, a hold will be placed on your account and you will not be able to register until your transcript(s) are received. 

To Do:

  • Complete your Exaat profile by mid-July.
  • Register for courses.
  • Purchase books and supplies.

 July

 To Do:

  • Complete your Exaat profile by mid-July if you haven’t done so already.
  • Finish up completing your CPR, health, and immunization requirements.
  • Register for courses.
  • Purchase books and supplies.
  • Finish up your CPR, health, and immunization requirements and upload documentation to Exxat.

 August

The Department of Occupational Therapy will start to convert the Class of 2025 listserv to your UIC email accounts.

 To Do:

  • Register for courses before orientation.
  • Purchase books and supplies.
  • If you completed any prerequisites or finish your degree in the summer, please submit e-transcripts directly to our UIC Office of Admissions (gradmail@uic.edu). A copy of the e-transcript can be obtained by the Department of Occupational Therapy from the Office of Admissions.
  • If you do not need CampusCare (UIC’s Student Health Insurance), you may waive out of coverage by completing the waiver form.
  • Attend the mandatory 2-day orientation in August.
  • Get ready for the 1st day of class on August 22nd!

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Maria Larson

Questions?

We’re here to help. If you have questions about what to do next, contact us.

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