Checklist for Admitted Students

Welcome and congratulations on your acceptance for Fall 2024!

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: Due to the delays related to the FAFSA, our Office of Financial Aid anticipates that award notification for incoming students will be available in May. Once you receive a notification that your award package is available, use your Net ID and password and log  in 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.
  • Visit us: We will make sure that every student who would like to visit our department can do so! If you would like to schedule a visit to our department, please contact Dr. Dalmina Arias at

Save the Dates!

  • New Student Orientation (both days are mandatory) –  Thursday, August 22nd, 2024 and Friday, August 23rd, 2024 (Schedule TBD). Please note that these dates reflect a change in plans, as the orientation
    was originally scheduled for August 21st and August 22nd.
  • First Day of Classes – Monday, August 26th, 2024

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 Campus Resources:

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


  • To Do:
  • Complete your Exaat profile by mid-July.


  • 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. 
  • You will receive your Faculty Advisor assignment: Advising processes and roles will be discussed during the 2-day orientation in August.

 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.


The Department of Occupational Therapy will start to convert the Class of 2027 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 ( 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 first day of class on August 26th!

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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: