Head, Urban Planning and Policy: Curtis Winkle Director of Graduate Studies: Students in the MUPP program generally choose one of five substantive concentrations: Students with special interests or career goals may, with faculty approval, pursue a program area of their own design, such as environmental planning.
Parent FAQs How does my student receive financial aid? FAFSA recommends that students and their parents prepare and submit the form as soon as possible after January 1st. If the social security number was not entered on the application or was entered incorrectly, please contact the Office of Admissions at for further instructions.
When is a high school transcript considered "official"? The transcript may be mailed in a sealed Uic mupp personal statement directly from the high school or submitted through a secure transcript service such as Docufide or E-Script.
UIC will accept a hand-delivered transcript at the Office of Admissions only if it is in an unopened envelope that was clearly sealed by the high school.
Test scores presented on official high school transcripts may also be accepted. What factors do you consider in making admissions decisions? Consideration is given to high school GPA and the strength of the high school schedule, ACT scores, class rank, personal statement, and any other documents that are provided.
If a student chooses to submit recommendation letters, a list of extracurricular activities, or any other supporting documents they will also be considered during the review process.
What can my student do to strengthen their application?
UIC looks for well-rounded students who possess a strong high school transcript which includes A and B grades in college preparatory courses. Taking advantage of Honors and Advance Placement courses is also recommended, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
Does UIC consider legacies? No, parents or siblings that have graduated from or currently attend UIC will not impact the review process. When will my student receive an admissions decision?
The admissions committee carefully reviews each application individually. Due to the holistic review approach, this process does take some time to complete.
A majority of the decisions will be issued between the January 15th application deadline and the end of March, because applications are reviewed based on the strength of the applicant pool as a whole. This is not a hard deadline, however, and if your child has not received a decision by the end of March you can contact the Admissions Office at for further details regarding a decision time frame.
What can be done if my student was denied? Denied First Year applicants have three options: Appeals are considered through April 15 for Fall semester and December 1 for Spring semester.
For decisions issued after those dates, an appeal must be received within two weeks of the decision letter. Transfer to UIC at a later term. If your child is considering other universities or community colleges, it is possible to apply as a transfer student to UIC.
The transfer admissions process requires a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours completed at the time of application and a minimum of 36 transferable credit hours completed by the time the applicant would transfer into UIC.
See full transfer admissions requirements. As long as your child does not attend another college or university, they may reapply for the following fall term. First year applicants are not considered for the spring term. Any student who attends another college or university is considered a transfer applicant and would not be eligible to reapply as a First Year student.
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We are here to make this process enjoyable and meaningful for your child as they take one step closer to becoming a member of the UIC family.The Graduate College Office for Recruitment and Diversity Affairs furthers UIC's commitment to a diverse and enriched educational environment.
We offer professional development, fellowships, and other initiatives to recruit, retain, and ensure the success of underrepresented graduate students.
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs Promoting just, resilient, and livable communities We are the University of Illinois System’s home for the study of public policy and contemporary urban challenges.
The Department of Accounting through the UIC Business Liautaud Graduate School offers work leading to the Master of Science in Accounting degree and participates with the MBA Program in the MBA/MS in Accounting joint degree program.
Personal Statement Review. A personal statement is a requirement for most professional schools. Professional schools are often looking for students to discuss their personal motivation to enter the desired field of study. Personal Statement and Resume/CV A personal statement and resume/CV are required.
Deadlines Application deadlines for this program are listed on the Graduate College website, and on the Department of Economics website. Personal Statement Required. The statement must address the applicant’s educational and career goals and previous pertinent work, volunteer, and/or academic experience.
The statement must address the applicant’s educational and career goals and previous .