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UIC Business Admissions

UIC Business Admissions

Welcome to UIC Business

Welcome from the UIC Business Admissions Team and thank you for your interest in UIC!

Our business program is the perfect blend of a relevant real-word curriculum and outstanding professional development. The goal of our program is upon graduation all students will have the skills needed to begin their careers.

I encourage you to explore our website and learn more about our undergraduate offerings. Whether you are looking to start or enhance your career we have the faculty and staff to help you succeed.

Also, please take the opportunity to visit campus and see what the classroom experience is like as well as meet the faculty, students and staff that will be part of your UIC experience.

We look forward to working with you!

Important Dates

First Year Applicants

Transfer Applicants

First-Year Applicants

You are considered a first-year applicant if you currently attend high school or have graduated from high school and have never attended a college or university.

UIC Business utilizes a holistic approach to admissions where numerous criteria are reviewed for each individual applicant. Those factors include:

  • High school coursework and grade point average
  • ACT or SAT score
  • Cumulative High School Percentile Rank
  • Grade trend and course levels
  • Personal statement

To complete your application you must submit the following to the UIC Office of Admissions by the deadline:

  • Application
  • Application Checklist
  • $60 Application fee or fee waiver
  • Official transcripts from all high schools attended
  • Official ACT scores or SAT scores. Test scores listed on high school transcripts will be accepted as official. (UIC ACT test code: 1155; UIC SAT test code: 1851)
  • Personal statement
  • Official GED scores, if applicable

Transfer to UIC Business

You are considered a transfer student if you have attended another college or university. As a transfer student, you will be given all the access to advising, academic resources, extra-curricular and co-curricular opportunities and access to the only university in Chicago with a dedicated career center specifically for business students.

Transfer or Readmit Guidelines

  • A minimum of 24 hours at the time of application and 36 hours at the time of enrollment.
  • For fullest consideration, a 2.75 GPA is recommended but does not guarantee admission.
  • College of Business Administration does not admit non-degree or second bachelor's degree students (second bachelors students should apply to our graduate programs)
  • Recommended courses completed at time of enrollment: English Composition I & II Finite Math or Linear Algebra Calculus 1 or Business Calculus
Course Transfer Guides

We recommend using Transferology, an online tool that will help you view program requirements, course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to UIC based on your academic major in the college.

For more information on transferring to UIC, you can visit their FAQs page. Or contact us using the "Request Information" button at the top of the page.

Business Scholars Admissions

Are you a high achiever? Interested in enhancing your business education? Apply to be a UIC Business Scholar today!

Students are accepted into the program based on:

  • ACT score
  • High school percentage ranking
  • Essay
  • Interview
How to Apply

After using the Common Application to submit your UIC application, you can then fill out the supplemental scholars application by writing a 500-word essay explaining your interest in becoming a Business Scholar. You will then be contacted to schedule and complete a 20-minute interview with a staff or faculty member.