Please note: We’re monitoring the Coronavirus situation as it relates to Summer Session and will be following campus guidelines in the coming weeks. Check here for COVID-19 related updates.
As a University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) or a University of Illinois at Springfield (UIS) student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid.
All visiting students, including UIUC and UIS students, must apply to UIC and be admitted as a nondegree student for the summer term only before they can register for courses. As a UIUC/UIS student, you have two different types of applications available to you depending on whether or not you plan to use summer financial aid. Please note that previous applicants need to apply again.
If you would like to use financial aid during UIC’s Summer Session, you will apply through a process called Intercampus Registration. Please contact your financial aid advisor at your home campus to determine if you have financial aid available for the summer. Make sure to follow your home campus summer financial aid deadlines and policies. Intercampus Registration is done using a paper form and requires your college dean’s signature but has no fee.
If you do not have financial aid that you wish to use over the summer, you should apply as a Summer Session Only student. If you use this application, you will not be eligible for any summer financial aid. The Summer Session Only application is submitted online and normally requires an application fee, but this fee has been waived for the 2020 Summer Session.
If you are not using financial aid, and also fall into the categories below, you may have additional steps to follow:
If you have already applied or been admitted to UIC in the upcoming fall semester as a transfer or graduate student, but want to take undergraduate courses during the preceding summer, you will need to select a summer application and apply by the application deadline. If you still plan to apply as a degree-seeking student for the fall, visit the Office of Admissions for more information.
Note for fall incoming students – Even if you attend Summer Session, you will still need to submit your Intent to Enroll for the fall semester by the Intent to Enroll deadline. Also, once you’ve completed your summer course(s), you may need to petition your college to transfer the credits into your UIC degree program. If you have questions about which course to take in summer, consult a UIC advisor.
Check our special instructions for international applicants to see if you eligible to enroll in summer courses at UIC and how to apply.
If you are interested in taking graduate level courses at UIC over the summer, use the Graduate Application. Check for the appropriate Graduate Application deadline. If you have any questions regarding the Graduate Application, contact the Office of Admissions by phone at (312) 996-4350.
The regular Graduate Application fee does apply.
You are eligible to attend the Summer Session at the University of Illinois at Chicago if you are a high school graduate or have earned your GED.
As a current UIUC/UIS student, you are eligible to attend Summer Session if you are in good standing at your institution. Also, if you have previously attended UIC, you must have been in good standing. If you are an international student, please check the international student instructions to find out if you are eligible to apply.
All visiting students must submit the online application for admission to UIC Summer Session before they are able to register for courses in late-April. The application you use depends on whether or not you plan on using Financial Aid.
There is no fee for Intercampus Registration.
Note: The $25 Summer Session Only application fee has been waived for the 2020 Summer Session due to the COVID-19 situation.
International applicants may have earlier deadlines than those listed below.
There are two different application deadlines for Summer Session, depending on whether you want to enroll in the 4-week session, 8-week session, or both. The application deadlines apply to both Summer Session Only and Intercampus Registration applicants.
If you want to enroll in both the 4-week and 8-week session, you only need to apply once by May 8.
For most applicants, it takes about two weeks for your application to be processed. If you are an international student, your application will be processed about two weeks after all required supporting documentation has been submitted.
Once the Office of Admissions receives your completed application and makes a decision on your application, you will receive an email that your application has been processed. If you submitted at Summer Session Only application, you can view the decision on your application by checking your application status. If you submitted the Intercampus Registration form, please contact us. Applicants that are admitted will also be emailed registration instructions.
Although you will be mailed an official admissions letter, you can check on the status of your application in the meantime.
If additional documents are required, you can see which ones we still need on your application status checklist. Be sure to submit the required supporting documentation to complete your application.
Please note, Summer Session Only applicants are not required to provide transcripts.
You can check the status of your application by contacting the Summer Session Office.
If you apply as a Summer Session Only student, you are admitted as a nondegree student and will not be eligible for financial aid through UIC. However, you can apply as an Intercampus Registration student to use your existing financial aid over the summer at UIC. Visit the Financial Aid page for more information.
The 2020 Summer Session Only Application is now available.