Intensive English courses are 100% in person on the UIC campus.
All students are required to bring their own laptop to class.

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Intensive English Program

Requirements

  • This program offers full-time study that qualifies for the I-20.
  • Participants must be 17 years or older.
  • Applicants must have the equivalent of a U.S. high school education. (Documentation may be requested.)
  • Student levels are determined by a placement exam.

Application Deadline

  • Go to Start Dates for the latest deadline information.
  • Application and application fee from students traveling from overseas should be received 4 weeks before the start of the session.
  • Application and application fee from within the United States should be received 2 weeks before the start of the session.
  • Application and application fee received after these deadlines will be processed for midterm entry or the next semester.

Registration Instructions

  1. Click to start your Application.
  2. In the application, under Program, select “Intensive English Program”
  3. When you submit your online application, you will get a message to pay the $175 application fee.
  4. After you pay the $175 application fee, and provide all necessary documents, your completed application will be  processed by our Admission Team.
If you need an I-20 for a student visa, include:
  1. a copy of your passport
  2. a bank letter
  3. if you have a sponsor, the Affidavit of Support
If you need to have your I-20 as soon as possible:
  • We send I-20s electronically, so you will receive them quickly. Consulates and embassies now accept electronic I-20s and so do officials at the port of entry.
  • If you must have a physical copy mailed to you, you can pay extra to have your I-20 sent by express mail. Email tutorium@uic.edu about express mail.

If you cannot attend the session you originally applied for:

Questions?

Email your questions to tutorium@uic.edu

Or

Schedule a video appointment with our Admissions/Advising Team.

English for International Professionals/Test Prep

Requirements

Registration Instructions

  1. Submit your application.
    • Under Program, select “English for International Professionals Series.”
  2. After you submit your application, our program will contact you to arrange a short assessment (by email or phone) to determine the best course for you
  3. Tuition payment is made online after your language assessment and course enrollment.
Application Deadlines

The registration deadline is two weeks before a class begins.

  • Late registration may be possible if there is still space in a course. Contact bkeller@uic.edu for more information.
  • If a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, students receive a full refund.
Refund Policy
  • 95% is refunded (minus $20 service fee for credit card payments) if you notify us by 3 p.m. of the Friday before the class begins
  • 85% is refunded (minus the textbook cost) if you notify us before the day of the second class meeting
  • 75% is refunded (minus the textbook cost) if you notify us before the day of the third class meeting
  • No refunds are issued if you notify us of your withdrawal on or after the day of the third class meeting.
  • Credit card refunds are processed within 5 business days.
    Refunds for check payment may take 6-8 weeks.

Questions?

Email Beata Keller at bkeller@uic.edu

Or

Schedule an appointment to meet virtually with Beata Keller

Start your Application