Announcements & Updates from UIC's Office of Graduate Admissions.

Online Document Submission

As a followup from our post about Summer 2013 and Fall 2013 applications, we're planning to implement an online admissions process for Graduate-level programs where applicants will be uploading scanned copies of credentials and other application materials to our application system, as well as indicating references for online requests of Letters of Recommendation.

Additional details about the new process will follow within the next month.

Add/Drop Deadline Fall 2011

Welcome new and returning students!As many of you are aware, classes for the 2011-2012 school year are set to begin on August 22nd. With the start of classes also begins the short time in which students are able to add or drop classes for the fall term.Students who wish to add or drop classes on their fall schedule need to do so before the 10 day Add/Drop Deadline on Friday, September 2nd. This is the only time in which classes can be added to student schedules.

REPOST: Student Account Holds

Have you noticed a hold on your account?A hold is placed on student accounts when issues need to be resolved on various parts of campus. There are a number of holds that can be placed on accounts to prevent registration, etc., so it is important to learn what type of hold is on your account and to contact that department/office directly to get the issue taken care of.The Office of Graduate Admissions is responsible for placing transcript holds on student accounts.

mail, mAiL, MAIL!!

As you can see by the picture above, the Graduate Admissions Office has been completely bombarded with mail since returning from the Holiday Break!Because of the high volume of mail we have received and continue to receive on a daily basis, we are asking applicants to be extremely patient as we try to catch up.  If your documents have been sent, there is a good chance that your transcripts are in our office, but they have not yet been recorded in our system.  Please allow extra time before calling to inquire about any transcripts that seem to be missing from your checklist.Your patience is

2010 Holiday Break

To celebrate the upcoming holidays, the Graduate Admissions Office will be closed between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day.The Graduate Admissions Office will be closed December 24 thru January 2.During the break, Admissions Officers will not be able to answer telephone or e-mail inquiries, so it is important for applicants and students to remain patient when the office reopens on January 3 as this is our busiest time of year.~HAPPY HOLIDAYS!~

Sending Mail In One Packet

At this time of year, the incoming mail volume of our office begins to increase dramatically.  Students frequently write in to ask us the best ways to arrange delivery of their credentials, particularly students who reside overseas.  There are two specific recurring questions that I'll address in this post:(Note: For departments requesting that all credentials be sent straight to their office, please abide by their specialized mailing procedures)Your website says that separate packets should be sent to the Office of Admissions and the department office.  Can I just send the Offi


Please note that our office will be closed Thursday, November 25th and Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Have a great holiday!


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