Taking Summer

UIC offers two sessions in summer 2021:

  • 4-week session: May 17 – June 11
  • 8-week session: June 14 – August 6

Although the summer sessions are shorter in length, all courses offered in the summer are worth the same number of semester hours as the same courses in the fall or spring. All of the summer courses are part of UIC’s regular curriculum and carry full academic credit.

Current UIC students

If you’re a currently enrolled student in good standing at UIC and will not be graduating before the summer, you are eligible to attend Summer Session. You do not have to apply to take summer courses; you register for summer courses at the same time as when you register for fall courses. Registration for 2021 summer courses begins March 29. Time Tickets are available for viewing mid-March.

Graduating Seniors who want to take summer courses

If you are graduating prior to Summer Session and want to take undergraduate courses during the summer, you will need to apply as a Summer Session Only student. As a Summer Session Only student, you would be admitted to UIC as a nondegree undergraduate for the summer term only. Please note that this means, unlike your current status at UIC, you will be assessed the Summer Session Only tuition rates, you will not be eligible for financial aid, and you may have different registration requirements.

Since you are a current UIC student, you will have been assigned a Time Ticket during Advance Registration. However, you should wait until you have been admitted as a Summer Session Only student before you register for courses. If you mistakenly register for courses before you have been admitted, contact the Registration Helpline at (312) 996-8600 for assistance.