How to Apply as a Non-Degree Student
All application materials should be sent to:
UPP Office of Admissions (MC 348)
University of Illinois at Chicago
412 S. Peoria Street
Chicago, Illinois 60607-7064
Admission as non-degree student in UPP
(To apply as a non-degree at large, follow directions located on this page.)
To apply for non-degree admission the following materials need to be sent to the Urban Planning and Policy
Program Admissions office in one complete packet:
- All applicants must complete the online application for Graduate Admissions and pay the $60.00 application fee (international application fee is also $60) on the Office of Admissions and Record's Graduate and Non-Degree application page. (Go to the bottom of the page).
- Application processing fee of $60.00 (Checks only with your social security number on the check made payable to UIC);
- Transcript from the institution that conferred your baccalaureate to the UPP Office of Admissions.
- A brief statement of interest outlining which courses you intend to take and why you feel non-degree admission would be beneficial to you.
Conditions for Non-Degree Students
- The core courses and core concentration courses in the MUPP and/or Ph.D programs are not available to non-degree students.
- Non-degree students admitted as degree candidates may, by petition, transfer graduate level courses taken as non-degree students in which grades of A or B were earned. The number of transferable hours taken as a non-degree student is up to 12 semester hours for MUPP degree students and 8 hours for Ph.D. degree students.
- Matriculation into our graduate program as a non-degree student does not mean you will be admitted into our degree programs. You must apply for regular admission to the MUPP or Ph.D. degree programs. Our admissions committee will review your application and make a recommendation regarding admittance based on your statement of interest, research agenda (if a PhD applicant) or career goals (if a MUPP applicant), writing sample, letters of reference, and academic qualifications.