Fall 2023 Admitted Students

This page contains important information about next steps for incoming graduate students. Additional information can be found on the Graduate Admissions Office’s Newly Admitted Students page. Admitted students should carefully review both pages.


Open House: March 31

All admitted students are invited to join our open house event to meet faculty and students, learn more about the graduate program, and see a little bit of Chicago. More information to follow.


Virtual Visit Page

If you're not able to visit the school in person (or even if you are!), take a look at our virtual visit page, which includes some photo tours and additional information for admitted students.


Reserving Your Spot

To confirm your place in the incoming class of graduate students, you must submit an Intent to Enroll form and a non-refundable $300 tuition deposit by April 15, 2023. The intent to enroll and payment form will be available in your applicant portal. The tuition deposit will be applied to your fall semester tuition balance at the start of the semester.


Prerequisite Requirements

Incoming MArch students who do not have a prior degree in architecture must complete three prerequisite courses before beginning graduate studies. Students who have outstanding requirements will be notified soon after being admitted. Learn more on our Prerequisite page.


Final Transcripts

If we have not yet received official and complete transcripts from your previous school(s), you will need to submit these by mail to the Admissions Office. Check your applicant portal to confirm whether you need to submit any additional transcripts. See the Admissions webpage for further instructions. Do not submit transcripts directly to the School of Architecture.


Tuition and Aid

Students who were awarded aid from the School of Architecture were notified in their acceptance letters. If you have not received aid from the school and would like to appeal the decision, please submit a Financial Aid Appeal. For admitted students who have submitted a FAFSA, details about federal aid will be sent by the Financial Aid Office beginning in March. 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). Information about the process can be found on the OIS website. All required documentation should be submitted through your applicant portal. Questions about the I-20 and visa process should be directed to OIS at newintl@uic.edu.



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 need to get an ID from the university ID Center after you have registered for classes for the fall semester. Visit idcenter.uic.edu for more information about how to obtain your i-card.


Laptop and Software Requirements 

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


Mandatory Pre-Fall Workshops

Three-Year MArch students: The Graduate Design Workshop will take place August 7–16. It is mandatory for all incoming three-year MArch students. Please register here [link to registration page].

Advanced Standing MArch, MS, and MAD-Crit students: There is no required workshop. Orientation will take place during the week of August 14-18. Details will be sent via email.

More details on all workshops will follow.


Class Registration and Orientation

In early summer, all incoming students will receive an email from the Graduate Academic Advisor with instructions for fall semester registration. A mandatory School of Architecture orientation will take place during the Graduate Design and Platforms workshops in August.



Contact us at arch@uic.edu