Thank you for your interest in UIC Business.
A first year applicant is a current high school student (including those with college credit) or high school graduates who have not attended a college/university.
We recommend the following criteria/factors to present a strong application for first year admission consideration:
- > 3.0 GPA
- Strong math background and 4 years of high school math
- Consistent grade trend and challenging course levels
- Well written personal statement, that will address areas of strength and/or concern
- Extracurricular activities
- Demonstrated interest in business
- Letters of Recommendation
- ACT or SAT score (Optional through the fall 2024 application)
- See our campus Test-Optional FAQ page for details
A full list of application and other requirements is available on the UIC Admissions First Year Requirements page.
UIC Business Scholars is a selective leadership development program for top performing, highly motivated undergraduates. Learn about the Business Scholars program and application requirements on our UIC Business Scholars page.
A transfer applicant has attended college/university and earned college credit since graduating from high school.
Guidelines for transfer applicants to Bachelor of Science (BS) degree programs:
Admission to the UIC Business is competitive and selection for admission depends on space limitations and the overall applicant pool. The minimum recommended GPA for consideration is 2.75. Most competitive applicants will have a higher transfer GPA.
The following courses are recommended and may be used as a determining factor for admission:
- English Composition I
- English Composition II
Complete one of the following math tracks with grades of C or better:
- Track 1: Elementary Linear Algebra and Business Calculus
- Track 2: Finite Math and Business Calculus
Note: Calculus I can replace Business Calculus on the above tracks. Calculus I/Calculus II can fully replace one of the tracks.
To review the transferability of your coursework and/or course equivalencies between partner schools and UIC visit Transferology. For more information on the transfer application process visit UIC Admissions.
Applicants with international coursework will be required to submit a syllabus in English for all courses. International applications with three or more years of undergraduate coursework should expect to complete a minimum of three semesters in order to graduate with a UIC Business bachelor’s degree.
Guidelines for transfer applicants to Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) Degree Completion program:
- Visit the Bachelor’s of Business Administration Completion Program page for BBA specific admission criteria.
UIC Business is unable to consider second bachelor’s degree applicants. We encourage students to consider a master’s degree program in lieu of pursuing a second bachelor’s degree. Please contact email@example.com for information about our graduate programs.
The UIC Future Leaders in Business Program is a free 5-week summer experience designed for rising high school seniors. The goal of this program is to expose participants to the University of Illinois at Chicago campus and offer comprehensive programming in leadership development and career exploration while receiving academic instruction in the core business areas of accounting, finance, marketing, and management. This program also includes a one-week residential component in UIC Housing.