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UIC Business utilizes a holistic approach to admissions where numerous criteria are reviewed for each individual applicant.
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.
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 for the Spring 2021 and Fall 2021 terms)
- 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.
Transfer or Readmit Applicants
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 College of Business is competitive and selection for admission depends on space limitations and the overall applicant pool. The recommended GPA for consideration is 2.75 in 24 semester hours at time of application and 36 semester hours at time of enrollment.
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:
- Track 1: Calculus 1 and Calculus 2
- Track 2: Elementary Linear Algebra* and Business Calculus
- Track 3: Elementary Linear Algebra* Calculus 1
*Finite Math may be substituted for Elementary Linear Algebra
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.
To learn about the transfer application process and to view program specific transfer guides visit our Transfer Admissions page. Additionally, to review the transferability of your coursework visit Transferology.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for information about our graduate programs.
In Their Own Words
“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.”BS '19|
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At UIC Business, our expert faculty provide a real-world education to meet the challenges of today’s business environment. All this really means one thing: we are helping students succeed in and after college.
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.