Prospective Students

Application Deadlines

Application deadlines vary by degree/program. All application materials, including all required credentials, supplemental materials, recommendations, and transcripts must be submitted and post-marked by the deadline for full consideration. It is strongly recommended that you start the application process well in advance in order to complete all application steps by deadline. 

UNDERGRADUATE

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Campus Availability: Chicago or Urbana

RN-BSN Completion (January & August admit)
Deadline: Rolling
Campus Availability: online only

GRADUATE

Graduate Entry Master of Science (Grad Entry MS) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Campus Availability: Chicago and Urbana

Master of Science (MS) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Campus Availability: Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Campus Availability: Chicago, Peoria, Quad Cities, Rockford, Urbana

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Fall admit)
Deadline: December 1st
Campus Availability: Chicago only

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Administrative Nursing Leadership Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Campus Availability: online only

Advanced Practice Palliative Care Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Campus Availability: online only

School Nurse Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Campus Availability: online only

Teaching/Learning in Nursing & Health Sciences Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Campus Availability: online only

Steps to Apply

The application process will vary by degree/program. Please choose the appropriate degree or program to view instructions on How to Apply.

UNDERGRADUATE

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

RN-BSN Completion

GRADUATE

Fall 2015 Supplemental Applications for the MS, DNP, and PhD programs will be available in late August.

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Administrative Nursing Leadership Certificate

Advanced Practice Palliative Care Certificate

School Nurse Certificate

Teaching/Learning in Nursing & Health Sciences

*International applicants may have additional requirements. Please click International Applicants in the left hand column.

College of Nursing Supplemental Application

As part of the application for admission, the College of Nursing requires a completed Supplemental Application all degrees/programs. The College of Nursing Supplemental Application is different for each degree/program.

UNDERGRADUATE

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

  • UIC Inter-College Transfers: Request the BSN Supplemental Application.
  • Non-UIC Transfers: supplemental application questions are imbedded in the UIC Web App and Common Applications. No further action required.

GRADUATE

Graduate applicants must download the appropriate Supplemental Application and upload the completed document (in PDF format) to the Graduate Application. Please choose the appropriate degree or program to access the College of Nursing Supplemental Application.

RECOMMENDATION FORMS

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

International Applicants

Additional materials are required of International applicants, including:

  • TOEFL OR IELTS scores
  • University or college issued transcripts or mark sheets for all undergraduate work in the original language 
  • University or college issued transcripts or mark sheets for all post-baccalaureate work in the original language 
  • Certified English translation of all credentials 
  • Proof of all degrees awarded
  • For postsecondary coursework completed at an institution outside of the United States, applicants must request a Full Education Course-by-Course Report evaluation from the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Schools CGFNS.
  • International applicants licensed in a political jurisdiction outside of the U.S. must also request the Validation of Registration/License Report from CGFNS. 

Upon recommendation for admission from the College of Nursing, international applicants will be required to supply evidence of financial support for the first year of study. Visit the Office of Admissions’ International Admission Requirements for further explanation of requirements.

Admissions Decision Timeline

Applications to the College of Nursing’s Undergraduate, Graduate, and certificate programs are reviewed by a committee of faculty after the appropriate application deadlines.

Please note: Some programs require an interview with faculty before an admission decision is reached. Applicants selected for interview will be given advanced notice. Not all applicants will be selected for interview.

UNDERGRADUATE

Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Decision Notification: mid-April

RN-BSN Completion (January & August admit)
Deadline: Rolling
Decision Notification: on-going

GRADUATE

Graduate Entry Master of Science (Grad Entry MS)
Deadline: January 15th
Decision Notification: early May

Master of Science (MS) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Decision Notification: early May

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) (Fall admit)
Deadline: January 15th
Decision Notification: early May

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) (Fall admit)
Deadline: December 1st
Decision Notification: early February

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Administrative Nursing Leadership Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Decision Notification: usually within 30 days of application deadline

Advanced Practice Palliative Care Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Decision Notification: usually within 30 days of application deadline

School Nurse Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Decision Notification: usually within 30 days of application deadline

Teaching/Learning in Nursing & Health Sciences Certificate (Fall & Spring admit)
Deadline: July 15th (fall); November 15th (spring)
Decision Notification: usually within 30 days of application deadline

Disclosures & Appeals

Nondiscrimination Statement

The commitment of the University of Illinois to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity requires that decisions involving students and employees be based on individual merit and be free from invidious discrimination in all its forms.

The University of Illinois will not engage in discrimination or harassment against any person because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation including gender identity, unfavorable discharge from the military or status as a protected veteran and will comply with all federal and state nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action laws, orders and regulations. This nondiscrimination policy applies to admissions, employment, access to and treatment in the University programs and activities. 

University complaint and grievance procedures provide employees and students with the means for the resolution of complaints that allege a violation of this Statement. Members of the public should direct their inquiries or complaints to the appropriate equal opportunity office. 

Policy Council 

Revised May 31, 2005 

For additional information or assistance with the equal opportunity, affirmative action, and harassment policies and procedures of the University of Illinois at Chicago, please contact: 

Office for Access and Equity (M/C 602)
717 Marshfield Avenue Building
809 South Marshfield Avenue
Chicago, IL 60612-7207
Phone: 312.996.8670 

Grievance Procedures

UIC is committed to the most fundamental principles of academic freedom, equality of opportunity, and human dignity involving students and employees. Freedom from discrimination is a foundation for all decision making at UIC. Students are encouraged to study the University's "Nondiscrimination Statement". Students are also urged to read the document "Public Formal Grievance Procedures". Information on these policies and procedures is available on the University web pages of the Office of Access and Equity: www.uic.edu/depts/oae.

Appeals

Although a reversal of an initial decision is unlikely, an applicant may appeal a denial of admission. Appeals may be submitted only by the applicant and must contain significant new information that was not part of the original application. This does not include grades received after the after application deadline or missing application materials (including late recommendations). 

If an applicant chooses to appeal, the appeal must specify the decision being challenged and the basis or bases for that challenge, and must request a specific remedy.  Appeals must be in the form of a written request to the College of Nursing. Further details can be found on the Graduate College's University Regulations website. 

Information Sessions

Information sessions are offered for various programs throughout the year. Sessions cover admissions, student life, how to submit a competitive application—you name it!

Regional sessions are held at the corresponding regional campus. Check the schedule below for an upcoming session near you. 

Further questions regarding the information sessions should be directed to (312) 996-7800 or conapply@uic.edu.

Check the schedule below for an upcoming session near you.

Program Topic Reservation
Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (Chicago)  Pre-licensure program for students interested in the BSN degree. RSVP & DATES
Application Clinics for BSN & Graduate Entry Master of Science Programs (Chicago) Offered by the Urban Health Program, receive guidance and advice on completing the application for admission. RSVP & DATES
Graduate Entry Master of Science Program 
(Chicago)
Pre-licensure program for students who have a Bachelor's Degree in a non-nursing field and are seeking an RN license and Advanced Generalist Master’s of Science in Nursing (MS). RSVP & DATES
MS & DNP Programs (Chicago)  Programs for students with a degree in nursing who are seeking a Master's in Science in Nursing (MS) or advanced practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). RSVP & DATES
Rockford Regional Campus Open house held at the Rockford Regional Campus for students seeking a Master's in Science in Nursing (MS), Certificate, or advanced practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). RSVP & DATES:
Contact Pam Johnson at pjohns@uic.edu or (815) 395-5624
Peoria Regional Campus Information sessions held at the Peoria Regional Campus for students seeking a Master's in Science in Nursing (MS), Certificate, or advanced practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).  Orientation for Fall Semester is July 15, 2015.
PEORIA APP CHATS: For applicants applying to the Peoria campus who have questions about the application process.
RSVP & DATES:
Contact Scotti Nieukirk at nieukirk@uic.edu or (309) 671-8464 APP CHATS: Contact Kathy Baldwin at (309) 671-8467
Urbana Regional Campus Information sessions and open houses held at the Urbana Regional Campus for students seeking an advanced practice Master's level degree, Certificates, Doctorate of Nursing Practice, or Bachelor's in Nursing.ursing Practice. 
BSN DATES: Sessions are held weekly
GRADUATE DATES: Call for more information
RSVP: 
217.333.2507
Quad-Cities Regional Campus Open house held at the Quad-Cities Regional Campus for students seeking a Master's in Science in Nursing (MS), Certificate, or advanced practice Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP). RSVP & DATES: Contact Jessica Jeys at jjeys@uic.edu or (309) 757-9467, ext 22
School Nurse Certificate Information sessions for the School Nurse Certificate. Sessions offered at the Chicago campus and via teleconference.  See flyer for Teleconference and Open House - Thurs. 10/23. RSVP & DATES: Contact Scott C. Smith at scscott@uic.edu or (312) 355-4431

Visit UIC

The University also offers many opportunities for Freshmen, Transfer, and Graduate students to visit the Chicago campus for a general university tour. For more information, visit the Office of Admissions and Records.