UIC Admissions Glossary of Terminology

Individuals/Characteristics | Application Options | Applicant Status Types

Individuals / Characteristics

Common Application

The Common Application tracks data on their end using their "History" feature.  The terms they use in that form are as follows:

Common App Suspect
Has added UIC to their list of colleges.
Common App Prospect
Has indicated an enrollment term and decision plan on the UIC member screen.
Common Applicant
Has submitted Common Application, Member Questions, and fee/waiver.
Recommender
Counselor/teacher submitting school forms (transcripts, letters, etc.)
First Generation
Any applicant where neither parents has received a bachelor’s degree or higher.  2014 applications will be marked with an 'F' in the First Generation field.  Common App derives this based on applicant response to parent information.
Multi Generation
Any applicant where at least one parent has a bachelor’s degree or higher. 2014 applications will be marked with an 'M' in the First Generation field.  Common App derives this based on applicant response to parent information.
UIC Web Applicant
Transfer, readmission, Second Bachelor’s, or non-degree student that has submitted UIC web Application.

UIC Application

UIC Web Applicant
Transfer, readmission, Second Bachelor’s, or non-degree student that has submitted UIC web Application.

Characteristics

First Generation
Any applicant where neither parents has received a bachelor’s degree or higher.  2014 applications will be marked with an 'F' in the First Generation field.  Common App derives this based on applicant response to parent information.
Multi Generation
Any applicant where at least one parent has a bachelor’s degree or higher. 2014 applications will be marked with an 'M' in the First Generation field.  Common App derives this based on applicant response to parent information.
 

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Application Options

Fall Early Action
Complete application by 11/1 receive decision by 12/1.
Fall Regular Decision
Apply by 1/15/14 deadline for Fall 2014 consideration.
First Year
Currently attending high school or have graduated from high school and have never attended a college or university. December/January high school graduates who take college courses in the spring semester immediately following graduation may still apply as a First Year student.
Transfer
Student who has previously enrolled in a college and/or university post high school graduation.

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Applicant Status Types

Submitted application
Applicant has submitted via Common App or our local web application but has not yet made it into Banner/EDW (may be en route to Banner or in Suspense).
Received Application
Application has been received and uploaded to Banner – first step in application processing/review.
Completed Application (Banner)
Submitted application + fee or fee waiver form received + high school transcript received + official ACT score received.
Incomplete Application (Banner)
Submitted application but one or more of the following items has not been received by the Office of Admissions: high school transcript, official ACT score, fee or waiver indicator.

Individuals/Characteristics | Application Options | Applicant Status Types