Checklist for Admitted Students

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance for Fall 2023!

Next Steps:

  • 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
  • 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 19, 2023 (Time TBA)
  • New Student Orientation (both days are mandatory) – TBD
  • First Day of Classes – Wednesday, August 16  and Thursday, August 17, 2023 (Schedule TBA)

Connect with the UIC Department of Occupational Therapy

 Campus Resources:

A month-by-month to do list will be posted in March 2023.


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Maria Larson


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

You can contact Maria Larson at: