Special Instructions for High School Applicants

Check if you are eligible to apply:

Only students who have graduated from high school before the first day of the Summer Session in which they would like to enroll in a course are eligible to apply. In other words, if you will have graduated by May 20, 2019, you are eligible to apply for the 4-week session. If you will have graduated by June 17, 2019, you are eligible to apply for the 8-week session.

What you’ll need to submit to complete your application:

 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL

In addition to submitting the Summer Session Only application, all high school graduates who have not attended any college or university will need to submit a copy of their high school diploma or a copy of the final high school transcript that indicates the date of graduation. Please submit the application and supporting document by the application deadline.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

In addition to submitting the Summer Session Only application, all eligible high school seniors need to have their high school guidance counselor submit a letter to UIC which confirms their expected graduation date. Please submit the application and letter by the application deadline.

The letter should be on official school letterhead and needs to include the following information:

  • Your full name and date of birth
  • The name and address of your high school
  • Your expected high school graduation date
  • Any additional information that your counselor would like to submit in support of you attending UIC’s Summer Session.

How to submit your supporting document:

 

IF YOU HAVE ALREADY GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL

You can fax a copy of your diploma or your final high school transcript showing your graduation date to the attention of “UIC Summer Session Only” at (312) 413-7628 by the application deadline. If you don’t have access to a fax, contact the Summer Session Office to arrange for an alternative way to submit your document.

IF YOU ARE CURRENTLY A HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR

Your guidance counselor should email the letter as a pdf attachment, along with a cover sheet that has the guidance counselor’s contact information, to Jamie Palumbo, Assistant Director of Admission at pniewski@uic.edu.

The letter MUST come from your guidance counselor’s email address, not your own. The letter must be emailed by the application deadline for the session in which you wish to enroll. Please note that if you do not submit this letter, your application will not be processed.

If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact the Summer Session Office.