All Tutorium classes  are online for the 2020 fall semester.

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Application Instructions

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Program Information and 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 an on-campus placement exam.

Application Deadline

  • Applications from overseas should be received 4-6 weeks before the start of the session.
  • Applications from within the United States should be received one week before the start of the session.

Contact tutorium@uic.edu for the latest information.

Refund Policy

The Application Fee is not refundable

If you cannot attend the session you originally applied for, notify the Tutorium.

  • The nonrefundable application fee can be used for the next I-20 and session only.
  • For future sessions, a new application fee and other documents will be required for registration.

Full tuition refund before the Placement Exam

  • A full tuition refund, excluding the application fee and service charges, is only issued if the Tutorium receives notification before the Placement Exam.

Partial refund through the second week of class

  • An 85% tuition refund is issued through the second week of class.
  • No refunds are made after the second week of class.

Program Information and Requirements

  • These courses are part-time study and do not qualify for the I-20.
  • Participants must be 18 or older.
  • These courses have no application fee.
  • This programs offers free phone and online placement interviews

Application Deadlines

The registration deadline is one week before a class begins. Late registration may be possible if there is still space in a course.

Contact bkeller@uic.edu for more information.

Refund Policy

  • 100% of your tuition is refunded (minus $20 service fee for credit card payments) if you notify us of your withdrawal at least 5 days before the class begins.
  • 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.
  • If the class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, students receive a full refund.

Registration Instructions

  • No placement test is required to register for these courses. Simply complete the online registration form.
  • Tuition can be paid by credit card online or with cash or check at our office.

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Not sure which course is best for you?

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Application Steps for the Intensive English Program

Below are links, descriptions and advice for each step in our Intensive English application process.

Please note: We cannot process your application until you complete Steps 1-3.

Start your Intensive English Program Application

Register for English for International Professionals/Test Prep