Enrollment

Currently enrolled students will receive a time ticket to register. This time ticket is viewable on the web during Advance Registration and specifies the earliest date and time that you will be allowed to register. Before registering, students should schedule a meeting with their assigned Faculty Mentor to make sure the courses they select will support their degree and career goals.

Students who are continuing but are not currently enrolled are eligible to register beginning with the Open Registration period. Newly admitted students and readmitted students will receive registration information along with their notices of admission.

Students receiving a fellowship, assistantship, or Graduate College waiver should read their contracts carefully to determine the minimum number of credit hours that must be maintained to receive their financial support. Students whose enrollment falls below the minimum required level may lose their financial support and be held responsible for payment of their tuition and fees.

Web-based Registration

You will need an Enterprise ID number, your password, and the course reference numbers (CRN) for each course you want to add to your schedule using my.UIC.edu. This system provides instructions and Help screens online. If you have any trouble and wish to speak to a person, call the Registration Help Line at (312) 996-8600.

Remember, all registration holds (e.g. outstanding financial obligation, missing immunization documents, etc) must be cleared before you can access the registration system!

Registration Policies

Continuous Enrollment is required of doctoral students who have completed their preliminary examination requirement and may be required of international students. International students should consult with their OIS advisor for details.

Leave of Absence must be requested by students wishing to take Fall AND Spring semesters off. Students must file a Graduate Student Petition for Leave of Absence form with the Graduate College for consideration. Most students can take either the Fall or the Spring off without requesting permission; international and doctoral candidates may be excluded from this option. See Graduate College Eligibility for Leave of Absence pdf instructions for more details.

Zero Credit Hour Enrollment is an option available to students who have completed all coursework, examinations, and all degree requirements EXCEPT the MS exam or doctoral thesis. This requires a Graduate Student Petition form signed by the advisor and DGS and submitted to the Graduate College for final approval.

Independent Study enrollment is allowed by special approval only. Students must complete the request form pdf in full and submit to the Graduate Studies office, 339 SEO. Once an approval code is entered, the student will receive an email indicating they have permission to enroll.

Thesis Hours enrollment is allowed by special approval only. Students must complete the request form pdf in full and submit to the Graduate Studies office, 339 SEO. Once an approval code is entered, the student will receive an email indicating they have permission to enroll.

Pass/Fail enrollment is available if the course is not in your immediate area of specialization AND if the pass/fail courses you take do not account for more than one-sixth of the UIC coursework applied toward the degree. The request form is available in the Graduate College and must be submitted before the end of the Drop/Add enrollment period for the term.

Dropping and Adding Courses to an existing schedule during the Drop/Add enrollment period (first 2 weeks of the Fall or Spring term; the first week of the Summer term) can be done via my.UIC.edu.

Adding a Course after Drop/Add ends requires a Graduate College Registration Revision form submitted to the Grad College by week 6 of Fall or Spring and week 5 of Summer. Course adds after these dates must be accompanied by a Graduate Student Petition form. See Instructions for Registration Revision for more details.

Registering After the Late Registration Period has Ended requires you to obtain a Petition to Register After the Deadline form from the Office of Registration and Records in SSB. Submit this form along with the Graduate College Registration Revision form to the Graduate College. If approved, a late registration fee is added to your bill. See Instructions for Registration Revision for more details.

Dropping a course while remaining in others after Drop/Add ends, specifically during weeks 3-6 of Fall and Spring (or weeks 2-5 of Summer), requires a Graduate College Registration Revision form submitted to the Graduate College. After week 6 of Fall and Spring (or week 5 of Summer) a Graduate Student Petition form must accompany this request. See Instructions for Registration Revision for more details.

Dropping ALL courses can be done through the second Friday of the Fall and Spring term (or by the first Friday during Summer term) in one of two ways:

  1. You can drop all but your last class online. To remove the last class, to the "Registration" menu and select "Withdraw from Term/Cancel Registration". After submitting this request, the Office of Registration and Records will cancel your registration within two business days.
  2. You can complete a University Withdrawal form at the reception desk in the Office of Registration and Records in SSB. Once the Drop/Add period ends, all requests to cancel registration must be done using this form.

Refund Policy

See the Refund Schedule for information on the university's refund policy.

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