Next Steps

Congratulations on being admitted to the Computer Science Program at UIC! You may have questions you need answered, like, “What’s next?” You’re in the right spot. This page will walk you through everything you need to know if you plan on attending UIC in the fall.

Have your UIC admission letter available so you can fill in the required information. You cannot register for classes until you complete all of the steps below.

STEP 1: Activate your student ID and myUIC portal access

This step must be completed before you can complete any of the next steps

Activate Student ID & MyUIC account

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STEP 2: Accept your offer: Intent to enroll (Before May 1st)

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STEP 3: Complete your placement exams ASAP if you haven't yet

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STEP 4: Register for Orientation (Now Open)

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UIC Orientation website (Orientation dates are June 1st – July 25th)

You will register for classes during orientation.

You can look up classes in the myUIC portal  

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You may want to print this checklist and post it somewhere as a reminder.

Admitted Student Checklist

After completing all of the the above you should be set to start classes in the fall. If you have more UIC admissions questions please check out the links below.
UIC Admissions page for first year students
UIC Admissions FAQ page

Do you have specific admissions questions for the Computer Science Department?
Contact the Computer Science Department

Additional Information  

Here are some other things to check out while getting ready to attend UIC as a Computer Science major this fall. Students who become involved in activities outside of their classes early on in their academic careers create more opportunities for success while in school and upon graduation.

The UIC College of Engineering strongly emphasizes preparing students for successful and meaningful careers upon graduation. The Guaranteed Paid Internship Program (GPIP) gives incoming fall 2018 freshman students the opportunity to serve as paid interns for the summer of 2019, providing they meet certain criteria by the end of their first year of study.

Learn more about GPIP 

The UIC College of Engineering has more than 20 student organizations dedicated to providing engineering students with opportunities to develop skills, network with employers and students, discover exciting career paths and create lifelong friendships.

Computer Science Student Organizations

The Computer Science department has been proud to sponsor a number of our minority and female students to the following conferences for the past few years. While the Grace Hopper Celebration is targeted towards women, the TAPIA conference is targeted towards both men and women who are part of underrepresented groups in computing.

Grace Hopper Celebration

The Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing is the world’s largest gathering of women technologists, with an expected attendance of around 14,000. It is produced by the Anita Borg Institute and presented in partnership with ACM.

TAPIA Conference

The goal of the ‘ACM Richard Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing’ is to bring together undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, researchers, and professionals in computing from diverse backgrounds and ethnicities to Celebrate, Connect, Obtain and Be Inspired.

Check out all that UIC has to offer including campus programs, facilities and unlimited opportunities to connect and create with people from all over the world.