Admissions and Campus Visits

Students outside Burnham Hall

Students admitted to UIC- incoming freshmen, transfer students, or currently enrolled UIC students- may apply to the Honors College. Honors College students may pursue any undergraduate major.

Incoming freshmen who have strong academic records as well as extracurricular or leadership experience are encouraged to apply. Applicants submit three letters of recommendation and a high school transcript in addition to the application form. The Honors College invites selected applicants to campus for the second phase of the application process, including a one-on-one interview and impromptu essay.

Transfer students who have earned a minimum 3.4 grade point average are also encouraged to apply to the Honors College, as well as current UIC students who have earned a minimum 3.4 UIC grade point average and have at least three semesters left before graduation.

How to apply

Prospective students considering UIC and the Honors College are invited to come to campus and stay overnight with Honors College students in the residence halls. They can attend classes, speak with current students and faculty, and meet with an Honors College advisor while on campus.

For more information about admission to the Honors College, including the online application, please email us or call us at 312/413-2260.

Please follow the links to guide you to the appropriate instructions for applying to the Honors College.

You may apply to the Honors College once UIC receives your general application. Consideration for the Honors College will occur after you have been admitted to UIC.

For more information on UIC’s application process, please refer to the Office of Admissions and Records.

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