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First-Year Experience

UIC student

First-Year Fall Entry

All first-year fall entry students are automatically placed into a unique academic cohort comprised of 60-70 students each. Our cohorts are designed to meet the academic, social, and professional needs of students. Each cohort takes five core business courses together during their first two years, which allows faculty to tailor the foundational content and engage closely with each cohort. Additional support for cohorts is provided by dedicated academic advisors, career coaches and cohort peer leaders.

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Bruna Tavares, Cohort Captain, BS '21

“Being in a cohort not only enriches your academic experience but also your entire student journey at UIC by allowing you to build meaningful relationships with your classmates. You’re not only a part of a great
community but also have amazing academic and career support behind you that’ll set you up for success at UIC and beyond!”

Bruna Tavares  |  Cohort Captain, BS '21