Because of the high demand for limited spaces in the college’s programs, it is recommended that applicants submit their application as early as possible. The deadline to apply to the architecture undergraduate program as a first-year student is February 1, 2024, and the school is unable to accept late applications to the program.

UIC offers an Early Action admission deadline of November 1, 2023. Early Action is a nonbinding application process. Applicants get a faster decision and priority consideration for scholarships.

For transfer students, the deadline to apply is April 1, 2024.

More information about the application process is available on the College of Architecture, Design, and the Arts’ website, as well as on UIC’s Admissions page.

Please note that the School of Architecture admits new students only for the fall semester of each academic year. Non-degree seeking students are not accepted into the program.

First-year freshman applicants are those who apply for admission while still attending high school or after graduation from high school, but have never attended a college or university. A first-year freshman application is considered complete and ready for evaluation when the following items are submitted to the Office of Admissions:

  1. The Online Common Application Form (with a statement of interest that includes an indication of why UIC and architecture)

  2. Official high school transcript(s)

  3. Official GED scores (General Education Development test), if applicable

  4. Nonrefundable application fee of $60

  5. UIC is test optional. Should you elect to include your test scores, you may do so. For information, visit UIC Admissions Test Optional FAQ.

Please note that there is no portfolio requirement to apply to any program in the School of Architecture. Transfer applicants may submit a portfolio for advanced studio placement.