Instructions & Materials, University of Illinois at Chicago
The following instructions pertain to all undergraduate programs administered by the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition.
For fall 2014, UIC has instituted a new system which allows you to submit your application form and fee online; to upload all required and optional forms and materials in support of your application; and for your recommenders to upload letters. Instructions for uploading supplemental materials can be found at the UIC Admissions page.
Please visit the Office of Admissions website and select the “Apply Transfer” option to start the application process. You have the option of applying with the UIC Web Application, or the Common Application. Either option is appropriate.
Once you finalize and submit your application and the application fee, the system will send you further instructions (typically on the next business day) on using the application checklist to upload supplemental application materials. Additional details on uploading your supplemental materials can be found on the UIC Admissions page.
Please note that you do not have to enter and submit all application information, or upload all materials, at one sitting. You can return to the system as many times as you need to. You can also return to the system checklist as often as you like to see what materials have been successfully uploaded, and subsequently verified as received by the department.
- UIC Undergraduate Application: If you are applying to transfer to UIC, then you must fill out the UIC Undergraduate Application. If you are currently enrolled as an undergraduate at UIC, you do not need to complete an undergraduate application.
- College of Applied Health Sciences Information Form
- Prerequisite Form
- Application Fee: Include a $50 (domestic or immigrant applicant) or $50 (international applicant) nonrefundable check or money order in U.S. currency made payable to the University of Illinois. No application fee is required from students who were previously enrolled as degree-seeking students at UIC or from students who attended the University of Illinois at Springfield or the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign the preceding academic term as an undergraduate.
- Transcripts: A transcript from each college or university you have attended must be submitted even if only one course was taken. Transcripts must include all course work through the current fall term. Request that the registrar at each school you have attended send a copy of your transcript from that school directly to the University of Illinois at Chicago, Office of Admissions and Records (MC 018), Box 5220, Chicago, Illinois 60680-5220. Submit a transcript for any course work completed after your application is submitted. This is required even if the courses do not satisfy program prerequisites. It is your responsibility to request that transcripts be sent to UIC. To determine your cumulative grade point average, course work completed during the most recent term will be included. Be sure to request the most recent term completed.
Evaluation of international credentials: Students whose native language is not English must have a score of 550 or above on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Your test results must be on file no later than January 16, 2012. Students with foreign course work should present original transcripts and all supporting documents for evaluation to the Office of Admissions and Records no later than November 1, 2011, along with a verbatim translation into English done by the institutions attended. The credential evaluation process may require 4-6 weeks
International and immigrant/other noncitizen applicants only:
International and noncitizen applicants must also submit the following materials:
- Evidence of Immigration and Naturalization Service Documentation: Applicants granted immigrant, permanent resident, temporary resident, refugee, parolee or conditional entrant status must attach a clear photocopy (front and back) of your Alien Registration Card and/or other appropriate INS documentation. Be aware that submission of these copies is no guarantee of their acceptability and that additional documentation and/or review of original documents may be required.
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): Students who have completed the majority of their education in a country where English is not the native language or the language of instruction should submit official scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) administered by the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08540. The minimum score needed on the TOEFL is 550. In general, if a student has completed a minimum of two years of full-time, transferable study at the secondary or collegiate level in the United States, the Office of Admissions may consider waiver of the requirement. Test scores may be no more than two years old.
- Evidence of Financial Support: Applicants who require an F-1/J-1 visa must submit evidence of financial support through (1) a notarized Declaration of Finances Form, and (2) Immigration and Naturalization Services Affidavit of Support Form (I-134) executed by the sponsor; or a notarized affidavit of support executed by the sponsor. Any of these forms must be notarized and accompanied by a copy of a bank statement showing proof of sufficient funds in U.S. dollars (checking accounts are unacceptable).