First Year Application Process

The Honors College welcomes applications from first-year students entering UIC in Fall 2019.

How to Apply:

The UIC Honors College application process is two-fold. Applicants must apply to UIC as a first-year student using The Common Application. The UIC Honors College application is located within the UIC First Year Supplement of The Common Application.

  • 1. Visit the UIC Office of Admissions website for application requirements.
  • 2. Submit a completed Common Application along with the UIC First Year Supplement.
  • 3. In the “Questions” tab of the UIC First Year Supplement, apply to the UIC Honors College and submit the required Honors College Statement.
  • 4. Submit two (2) letters of recommendation

If you are interested in applying to the Honors College, but have already submitted your UIC Supplement to The Common Application without indicating that you wanted to be considered for the Honors College, please access a secondary Honors College application through this link. You will need to submit two letters of recommendation if you have not done so. If you have additional questions, email us at


Priority application deadline: December 1, 2018

    Final application deadline: February 1, 2019

   Honors College Interviews: October 2018 – March 2019

Additional Opportunities for First-Year Applicants:

We also encourage you to learn more about the following opportunities available to first-year Honors College applicants:

If you have additional questions, please contact us at (312) 413-2260 or