International students are welcome to attend UIC in the summer as visiting Summer Session Only students. Review the information below to determine your eligibility, deadlines, and what supporting documents are required for admission.
If you are eligible, you will need to submit the online Summer Session Only application and pay the $25 non-refundable application fee by the application deadline. You will be able to upload the required supporting documents and pay this fee when you fill out the application.
If all your summer courses will be online, you will need only to provide evidence of English proficiency in order to be admitted. No other documentation is required.
Only one of the following minimum test scores is required from you: 80 for TOEFL, or 6.5 for IELTS, or 54 for PTE. You will be prompted to upload your document when you fill out the application. There are exemptions to this requirement, which you can find by checking the International Requirements for each country.
If it is determined that you have registered for any on-campus courses, you will be dropped from those courses before the first day of class.
If you plan to enroll in at least one on-campus (in person) course, you must already be in the U.S. on a valid visa status that permits study, such as the F-1 or J-1. You will need to provide documentation to verify that you are able to remain legally in the U.S. for the duration of the UIC Summer Session in which you wish to enroll. This verification will allow you to register for both on-campus and online summer courses without penalty of being dropped. You also will need to maintain your immigration status with your current sponsor.
Required documents for students with active F-1 status
Required documents for students with active J-1 status
Students with an active status other that F-1 or J-1
If you are already in the U.S. on some other non-immigrant (temporary) status, you might be able to enroll if your status permits study. Please contact the UIC Office of International Services if you have questions about your eligibility.