For information regarding the status of your application, please send an email with your first name, last name and date of birth to recruit@cs.uic.edu.

Our students end up working for a variety of today’s most relevant companies, including Google, Microsoft, Intel, Motorola, Midway Games, Paypal/Ebay and Lockheed Martin.

Placement for students is handled primarily through the UIC Office of Career Services, and the College of Engineering Co-Op/Internship Program. Additionally, the college hosts a series of career fairs each semester, allowing students to find summer internships as well as part/full-time positions.

The CS Undergraduate Open House website features information pertaining to events which provide prospective students the opportunity to visit our department.

Transfer student guides are available online. If you still have questions after reviewing the transfer guide, please send an email to ugrad@cs.uic.edu.


Please go over the admission requirements mentioned in our admissions page. We do not prescreen applicants to help them determine if they are qualified to apply to our program.

Our admissions committee reviews all complete applications irrespective of whether you meet the requirements in all areas. We do not guarantee admission if the requirements are met nor denial of admission if not met. Applicants are reviewed on their overall academic record and all materials submitted are taken into consideration before a decision is made.

All applicants who are admitted are automatically considered for financial aid in the Computer Science department. You need not submit a separate application.

GRE is not mandatory for students who have degrees from the US and are seeking admission only.  However, the graduate admission committee may request that you submit GRE scores if they feel they need the score to make a final decision on your admission.  GRE is required to be considered for fellowships/assistantships.

If you are admitted to our graduate program, you have to submit your original transcripts (or attested transcripts) to the Office of Admissions and Records to be officially admitted to the University.

No, it is not necessary to submit these materials until you are admitted and decide to attend UIC. If you decide to attend UIC, then you have to submit the appropriate document to Office of International Services (OIS).

  • Once you complete your on-line application, Office of Admissions and Records (OAR) will send confirmation in 3-5 business.  At this point you can log back in and upload the supplemental materials required by the department and type in the emails of your recommenders.
  • Your recommenders will get an email notification of your application and link to upload their recommendation letter.
  • OAR and the department will periodically check applications for acceptability of the documents submitted.
  • You should check your application status periodically as well to see if there are any issues with the materials submitted and if your application is complete.
  • Once the application is considered complete by OAR and department, the Computer Science department graduate admission committee will review the application and make a decision.
  • Once a decision is made, a letter will be sent to the email you provided on your application.

The best way to keep check this is by logging into your application and checking the status. You are welcome to e-mail the CS department at ‘grad @ cs.uic.edu’ with your University ID number (UIN), your first name, last name and date of birth. We will be able to check the status of your application and provide you an update via email, however we ask that you be patient while we respond; during our busiest time it may take 5-10 business days to reply back. If you do not have or are unsure of your UIN number, we must have your first name, last name and date of birth. **All email requests must be received from the email account listed on your application. We will not provide application information or status to any person other than the applicant. There are no exceptions to this policy.

Be patient. We respond to all e-mail, however there are hundreds of other applicants like you looking for information. Sometimes it will take 5-10 business days before we can respond to your e-mail. Please do not send multiple e-mails. When we give a time period for our follow up response, please wait for that time to elapse before contacting us again.

If you are selected for any Fellowship or teaching assistantship you will be contacted by March for Fall admissions (no fellowships are available for Spring admissions). We contact only the applicants who are offered aid.

Once admitted, you can contact faculty in your area of research interests for possible openings. If the faculty are hiring RA’s and are interested in you, they will contact you back.

Please consult Office of International Service (OIS) for this.

If you are counting on aid from the department, you can wait to hear from the department before submitting the necessary documents. If you are awarded a Fellowship, TA or RA, the department can provide OIS with a copy of the offer letter once you have accepted the offer.

For more General FAQ on Graduate Admissions see http://www.uic.edu/depts/oar/grad/grad_faq.html