Students admitted for the 2019-2020 academic year:

Information from UIC Admissions

The School of Architecture recommends applicants for admission, and the Admissions Office makes the final admission decision. After you've received an admission recommendation letter from the School of Architecture, you should wait to receive a final decision from Admissions. For admitted students, the Newly Admitted Students Page provides much of the relevant information you'll need to prepare for the fall. We encourage you to read it carefully! You should also be receiving other communications from the University with important information. Pay attention to these and act on them accordingly.

Admitted Student Open House Weekend

All admitted students are invited to attend our open house weekend April 5-6, 2019. The weekend will include faculty and alumni panels, an opportunity to meet current students, our Garofalo fellow's exhibition opening, visits to architecture firms and practices in Chicago, and a lunch with students and faculty, among other activities. Admitted students are encouraged to attend as much or as little of the weekend as they're able to! A formal schedule will be available as we get closer to April.

Register online now for the Open House Weekend.

Reserving Your Spot

To confirm your place in the incoming class of graduate students, you must submit an Intent to Enroll form and non-refundable $300 tuition deposit by April 15, 2019. The intent to enroll and payment form will be available in each admitted student's applicant portal in the coming weeks. The tuition deposit will be applied to your fall semester tuition balance at the start of the semester.

My.UIC Account

You will need to activate your my.UIC account. This will require your university ID number (or UIN), which you should have received during the application process it can also be found in your applicant portal.

Final Transcripts

If we have not yet received official and complete transcripts from your undergraduate degree or other prior education, you will need to submit these by mail to the Office of Admissions at the following address:

Attn: Official/Final Credentials
Office of Graduate and Professional Admissions, MC 018
University of Illinois at Chicago
1200 West Harrison Street, Suite 1130
Chicago, IL 60607
Check your applicant portal to confirm whether you need to submit an official transcript.

Visa Process for International Students

Students who will be attending UIC on a student visa must submit the necessary documentation to the Office of International Services (OIS). All documents should be submitted through the application checklist for OIS, which may be accessed via your applicant portal. Questions about the I-20 and visa process should be directed to OIS at or 312-996-3121.


Graduate students who wish to live on campus should submit a housing application as soon as possible. Resources for finding off-campus housing are available from the Commuter Student Resource Center.

Student ID Card

UIC's university ID cards are called i-cards. You will be able to obtain one from the university ID Center after you have registered for classes for the fall semester. To obtain your i-card, visit the ID Center on the first floor of Student Center East (750 S Halsted St.) with a valid government-issued photo ID. The ID Center is open 8:30am-5pm, Monday-Friday. Further information about the ID center and i-cards can be found at

Technology Requirements 

Requirements for incoming architecture students can be found here: Software + Laptop Requirements.

Mandatory Pre-Fall Workshops

Three-Year MArch Students: Our Graduate Design Workshop will take place August 12-21 from approximately 10am-6pm each day (excluding Saturday and Sunday). It is mandatory for incoming three-year MArch students. A registration form and $500 workshop fee will be due July 1, 2019. Registration is available now.

MS Students and Advanced Standing MArch Students: Our Platforms workshop will take place from August 12-21 from approximately 2-5pm each day (excluding Saturday and Sunday). It is mandatory for MS and Advanced Standing MArch students. A registration form and $500 workshop fee will be due July 1, 2019Registration is available now.

There is no workshop required for incoming MAD-Crit students.

Class Registration and Orientation

In early summer, all incoming students will receive an email from the Graduate Academic Advisor with information about which classes to register for and how to do so. A mandatory School of Architecture orientation will take place during the Graduate Design and Platforms workshops in August.


Contact your Graduate Academic Advisor, Gwen Fullenkamp, at or 312-996-7803.