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Course Start Dates

Intensive English courses meet 100% in person on the UIC campus.

Intensive English Course Dates Heading link

 Application Deadline for I-20Arrival DateOrientation and Testing WeekClasses
Spring 2023November 21December 31January 3 - 10Jan. 11 - April 27
Midterm EntryJanuary 16February 24February 27March 6 - April 27
Summer 2023April 3May 5May 8May 15 - July 20
Fall 2023July 10August 11August 14Aug. 21 - Nov. 30
Midterm EntrySeptember 4October 6October 9Oct. 16 - Nov. 30

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  • Students traveling from overseas who require an I-20 should submit their application at least 6 weeks before the start of the session. If possible, apply even earlier to accommodate local Embassy visa appointment and processing wait times.
  • The process for receiving an I-20 takes 10 business days.
  • Applications from within the United States that do not require an I-20 should be received at least 2 weeks before the start of the session.
  • Applications received after these deadlines will be processed for midterm entry or the next semester.
  • Contact for the latest deadline information.

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Open to view the current course catalog listing the dates and prices of our part-time, online and test prep classes. Send questions to Beata Keller at