Students admitted for the 2020-2021 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 will also receive important communications from various offices within the University. Pay attention to these and act on them accordingly.


Admitted Student Open House Weekend: April 3-4

All admitted students are invited to attend our open house weekend April 3rd (approx. 3pm-7pm) and April 4th (approx. 10am-3pm). The weekend will include faculty and alumni panels, an opportunity to meet current students, visits to architecture firms and practices in Chicago, and an event and reception with members of the school. Admitted students are encouraged to attend as much or as little of the weekend as they're able to! A full schedule will be available soon.

Register for the Open House here


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, 2020. 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. Your UIN 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.

Tuition and Aid

Information about aid awarded by the School of Architecture was included in acceptance letters. For admitted students who have submitted a FAFSA, details about potential federal aid will be available from the Financial Aid Office after March 6, 2020. Additional information about tuition rates, School of Architecture aid, and outside sources of funding may be found on our Tuition and Fees page.


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. UIC also offers some resources and tips for off-campus housing.


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 10-19 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, 2020. Register here.

MS Students and Advanced Standing MArch students: Our Platforms workshop will take place from August 10-19 for approximately 3 to 4 hours 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, 2020Register here.

MAD-Crit students: There is no required workshop 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.