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

Students are required to bring their own laptop

Important: To update or change the semester that you registered for, email

students boarding a city bus

U-Pass (Ventra)

You must be a full-time student in order to qualify for the Ventra U-Pass

Full-time students are automatically billed and provided with the Chicago public transportation U-Pass unless they opt out.

Full-time students who do not want or need a U-Pass must opt out at

Students who opt-out may see the U-PASS fee assessed on their university bill, but that charge will be reversed within 7-10 business days

Tutorium Student Services

Students on campus

Our friendly Tutorium staff are here to answer your questions and help you get the most out of your time in our program.

Most students enrolled in our Intensive English Program plan to apply to universities in the United States upon completion of our program.

The Tutorium advising staff offers advising on:

  • The U.S. university system
  • TOEFL iBT, IELTS and other entrance tests
  • How to choose a university
  • How to complete applications

Schedule an online meeting with our Admissions/Advising Team

Book time to meet with one of our team members:

You can also email us at

University and College Admission Resources


Student in Computer Lab

Student Computer-Aided Instruction Lab (SCAILAB)

SCAILAB (“sky-lab”) is the Tutorium computer lab.  It is located on the first floor of Addams Hall on the east side of the UIC campus.

Each of the four classrooms in SCAILAB has approximately 20 workstations, all of which include a wide variety of English language learning software and applications.

Tutorium classes use SCAILAB, and Tutorium students have priority access to SCAILAB before and after class.


  • Special software to improve English as a second language
  • Special software to practice for the TOEFL iBT
  • Advanced computers and fast Internet access

Tutorium students can use SCAILAB to:

  • Do homework
  • Practice specific English skills
  • Improve their computer skills