After You Apply

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

What's next?

You can check your status online at any time. This will show you a checklist of all your items and if they’re all correct and complete.

Departmental review

The time that it takes for an application to go through the review process varies.

After we complete our review of your application, we communicate the recommendations and denials to Admissions and they update the official record. We do this throughout the application cycle.

When you'll hear from us

You’ll receive a decision by email or mail within the time frames below.

First year applicants:

Transfer applicants:
Spring term: September–December
Fall term: February–May

After a decision has been made

Once Admissions enters a decision, the application portal is updated and an official decision letter is mailed.

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 for the Office of International Services.

If you've been denied...

Unfortunately, we can’t accept everyone. If you’ve been denied, you are able to appeal the decision. Read through UIC’s admission decision appeal process to learn more about your options.

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