Undergraduate Admissions

Thank you for your interest in UIC Business.

Our team is here to help you achieve your academic goals by guiding you through the admissions process. The UIC Business community is comprised of many talented individuals dedicated to your success as a student and a professional. We invite you to learn more about the opportunities and resources offered by exploring our website or visiting our campus.


We look forward to working with you!

In Their Own Words

UIC Business Scholar Britney Scott

“I wanted to start interning early on, so I connected with the Business Career Center in my first semester. By the end of my freshman year, I’d secured a marketing internship at a prominent Chicago cultural organization.”

Britney Scott, UIC Business Scholar  |  BS '19

First Year Applicants

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.

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

A full list of application and other requirements is available on the UIC Admissions First Year Requirements page. 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

UIC Business Scholars is a selective leadership development and scholarship program for top performing, highly motivated undergraduates. Learn about the Business Scholars program and application requirements for first year applicants.

First-year applicants who missed the deadline to apply may submit a petition to request a late application.

Transfer Applicants

You are considered a transfer student if you have earned college credit since graduating from high school. 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 credit hours at the time of application and 36 credit hours at the time of enrollment.
  • For fullest consideration, a 2.75 GPA is recommended but does not guarantee admission.
  • UIC Business does not admit non-degree students.
  • Second bachelor’s degree applicants are considered on a case by case basis only for the online Bachelor’s of Business Administration (BBA) online degree completion program. We also encourage students to consider a master’s degree program in lieu of pursuing a second bachelor’s degree.
  • Recommended courses completed at time of enrollment: English Composition I, English Composition II.
  • Complete one of the following math tracks: Track 1: Calculus I and Calculus II, Track 2: Business Calculus and Elementary Linear Algebra, Track 3: Calculus I and Elementary Linear Algebra (Finite Math may be substituted for Elementary Linear Algebra).

Transfer applicants who missed the deadline to apply may submit a petition to request a late application.

Transfer Guides

See Transferology to determine which courses transfer to UIC.

See the program-specific transfer guides for an overview of transfer admission requirements. Or contact us using the “Request Information” button at the top of the page.

UIC Future Leaders in Business

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.

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