GPPA | Fall 2003 Conditions of Acceptance
For 2003 Entering Students
Students are required to enroll in the Honors College Program and complete the Honors activityof HON 222 every semester while in attendance. The Honors College Program offers GPPA students intellectual challenges that will help them prepare for the rigors of graduate studies through focused individualized work on independent projects.
Students must maintain a 4.25 grade point average in all major courses as well as their UIC curriculum grade point average. GPPA students must also complete all major courses in their curriculum and meet the degree requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies or Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design or Industrial Design.
Students must complete their
undergraduate degree programs within five years from the first term
of official registration in the College of Architecture and the Arts
to maintain eligibility in the Guaranteed Professional Program
GPPA students will have a faculty advisor who will guide and prepare them for professionalstudies. Students will be required to meet with their faculty advisor every semester for professional mentoring, course selections, and evaluation of academic progress in their chosen area. This advising will be of particular importance in the preparation of a final portfolio at a high level of professional competence which must be submitted and approved for the Master of Architecture or Master of Fine Arts in Graphic or Industrial Design degree programs.
A statement of professional intent and three letters of recommendation are required for both the Master of Architecture and the Master of Fine Arts in Graphic or Industrial Design degree programs.
Students in the Bachelor
of Arts in Architectural Studies program will be required to
take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as part of their GPPA requirements for advancement to the Master of Architecture program. The GRE will be for the purpose of tracking and documentation for the School of Architecture.
Students may request a deferral of one year for entry into the Master of Architecture or Master of Fine Arts in Graphic or Industrial Designprograms through a written request approved by the School of Architecture or School of Art and Design.
Upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements a seat will be reserved in the student'sprogram of choice at the Masters level.
1. Undergraduate Curriculum Requirements:
Chemistry Equivalent to a minimum of 15 semester hours with at least 5 semester hours of organic chemistry. Each of the basic inorganic and organic chemistry must include academic credit for laboratory work.
Physics Equivalent to a minimum of 10 semester hours. Each physics course must include academic credit for laboratory work.
Biological Equivalent to a minimum of 10 semester hours. Each course must include academic credit Sciences for laboratory work
English Engl. 160 and 161 or the equivalent
2. In addition to the above courses, students must also complete 3 additional upper-level (200, 300, or 400 level) biochemistry or animal biology courses.
3. Students must complete their baccalaureate degree.
4. Students must enroll in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued membership each term, and are expected to participate actively in the College of Dentistry Pre-dental Development Program.
5. Students must maintain full time registration (a minimum of 12 semester hours) each term.
6. Students must complete all course work at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and must enroll within five years of acceptance into the GPPA, but no sooner than 3 years of acceptance.
7. During the spring semester of the junior year, or the summer prior to the senior year, students must take the Dental Admissions Test, and score at least a 17 on Academic Average, Perceptual Aptitude, and Total Science Sections of the DAT. All other sections must have a score of 16.
8. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.35 (A=5.00) throughout their undergraduate years.
9. Students must submit a formal AADSAS dental application by December 1 of the year they expect to matriculate and contact the College of Dentistry Office of Student Affairs in writing informing of the AADSAS submission.
10. Students must participate actively in the College of Dentistry Pre-dental development program.
Upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements a seat will be reserved in the DDS program.
College of Dentistry
Ms. Ann L. Shorrock (312-996-2873)
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE - FALL 2003
Fall 2003 entering freshmen accepted into the GPPA program are guaranteed admission into the graduate school at the UIC College of Engineering upon meeting the following criteria:
• You must pursue your undergraduate studies in the UIC College of Engineering, receive a B.S. degree from the college, and achieve a minimum grade point average of 4.0 (A=5.00) in the final 60 semester hours of your UIC undergraduate study, at a time not exceeding the fall semester 2008.
• As a GPPA student, you may change engineering programs as an undergraduate. Graduate school admission is guaranteed:
1. To the engineering program from which you graduate if it exists, or
2. To another engineering program for which you are qualified based on undergraduate courses completed.
• An academic year graduate assistantship is guaranteed to you if your grade point average reached 4.5 (A=5.00) in the final 60 semester hours of your UIC undergraduate study, at a time not exceeding the fall semester 2008. The assistantship consists of:
1. Illinois resident tuition and partial fees, and
2. A monthly financial stipend currently ranging from $500.00 to $1,000.00.
The assistantship is guaranteed for the first academic year of graduate study and may be renewed based on achievement.
College of Engineering
Any undergraduate major is
acceptable. Students are required to take the following:
- English 160 and 161 English Composition I and II (or the equivalent)
- Two additional upper?level (200, 300, or 400 level) courses that have a substantial expository writing component
- One course with a substantial oral communication component
must enroll in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued
membership each term.
- Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each term.
- Students must complete a baccalaureate degree prior to entry into JMLS.
- Students may not enroll in JMLS for a period of three years from the time that they matriculate into their undergraduate college at UIC. They must also complete all baccalaureate course work at UIC within five years from the beginning of the freshman year.
- Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.5 (A=5.00) throughout their undergraduate years.
- Eight months prior to entering JMLS, students must take the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) and receive a score of 152* or higher.
- Students must submit a formal application with JMLS as described in the John Marshall Law School J.D. Catalog and meet the school=s character and fitness requirements.
* The range of possible LSAT scores is 120 to 180.
OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO
GUARANTEED PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM ADMISSIONS (GPPA)
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE -- FALL 2003
1. Undergraduate Curriculum:
These courses are required of all GPPA Pre-Medicine students:
BIOS 100 Biology of Cells and Organisms
BIOS 101 Biology of Populations and Communities
BIOS 220 Mendelian and Molecular Genetics
One additional upper level (200, 300, or 400 level) biochemistry or animal biology course.
CHEM 112 General College Chemistry I
CHEM 114 General College Chemistry II
CHEM 116 General & Analytical Chemistry I |
CHEM 118 General & Analytical Chemistry II
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 233 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I
CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry II
PHYS 105 Introductory Physics I (Lecture)
PHYS 106 Introductory Physics I (Lab)
PHYS 107 Introductory Physics II (Lecture)
PHYS 108 Introductory Physics II (Lab)
PHYS 141 General Physics I
PHYS 142 General Physics II
Students may earn AP credit for specific courses as defined in the UIC Catalog. However, a score of 5 or 4 will be required to obtain credit for Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics courses. In addition, students who use AP credit for Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Physics will be required to take additional course work in the respective disciplines equivalent to credit hours to the accepted AP credit. Additional Biological Sciences courses must be selected from the approved list. Additional courses to be taken for Chemistry and Physics may be chosen from all credit bearing courses offered in these disciplines at UIC. These additional required courses may be excused or adjusted on a case-by-case basis.
Candidates must also complete three courses from the Social Sciences course distribution list except for History. At least two of these courses must be taken within the same department. Advanced Placement credit cannot be used to satisfy social science requirements.
Students must satisfy the course requirements as specified by the undergraduate college from which they will earn their baccalaureate degree.
2. Students must maintain active status in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued membership each term.
3. Students must complete
a minimum of 12 semester hours each term.
4. Students may not enroll in the College of Medicine for a period of three years from the time that they matriculate into their undergraduate college at the University of Illinois at Chicago. They must also complete all course work at UIC within five years from the beginning of the freshman year.
5. REQUIRED PRE-MEDICINE
To help GPPA Premedical students get acquainted with the profession of medicine during their undergraduate years, the College of Medicine has developed a series of required pre-medicine seminars. The intent of these seminars is to explore important aspects of the profession, and assist students to achieve a smooth transition to the College of Medicine. The seminar courses will cover topics such as: Medicine as a Profession; The Art and Science of Medicine; History and Philosophy of Medicine; Medicine, Society and Public Policy.
6. During the spring semester
of the junior year, or the summer prior to the senior year, students
must take the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT). Students must
earn an average MCAT score of at least 10 with no score below 9 in any
segment of the exam. If this condition is not met, student must successfully
complete the College of Medicine Pre-matriculation program during the
summer before enrolling in medical school.
7. Students must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 4.5 (A=5.00) throughout their undergraduate years.
CONDITIONS OF ACCEPTANCE FALL 2003
During the freshman and sophomore years of study at UIC College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the admitted GPPA student must:
1. Satisfy the prerequisite course requirements for admission to the upper-division nursing curriculum.
2. Enroll in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued membership each term, including minimum grade point average.
3. Maintain a full-time (minimum 12 semester hours) course load during each semester.
4. Maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.25 (A = 5.00).
5. Meet at least once annually with a committee of the following people: their Honors College Fellow (advisor) and a member of the Undergraduate Admissions and Standards Committee.
6. Participate in a volunteer activity related to his/her academic goals.
1. These courses are required of all GPPA prepharmacy students:
English 160, 161, Comm 100 Written and speech comminations: 8 semester hour minimum
BioS 100, 101 Life sciences, with lab: 8 semester hour minimum
Chemistry 112, 114, or 116,
118 General chemistry, with lad:
8 semester hours minimum
Chemistry 232, 233, and 234 Organic chemistry, with lab: 8 semester hours minimum
Math 180 Integral and differential calculus: 3 semester hours minimum
Kinesiology 251 and 252 Human
anatomy (course or courses must cover all organ systems):
4 semester hours minimum
Physics 105, 106 and 107,108;
Physics, with lab:
(or) 141 and 142 8 semester hours minimum
General education: Social
or Behavioral sciences (3 semester hours minimum); Humanities (3 semester
Electives (0-4 semester hours):
9 - 13 semester hours
2. Students must enroll in the Honors College and fulfill all requirements for continued membership each term.
3. Students must complete a minimum of 12 semester hours each term.
4. Students must complete pre-pharmacy course work at the University of Illinois at Chicago within five years from the beginning of the freshman year.
5. Prior to admission, students must take the Pharmacy College Admissions Test (PCAT) to be used for tracking purposes only.
6. Students must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 4.25 (A=5.00) throughout their undergraduate years and remain a member of the Honors College.
7. Students must meet with a College of Pharmacy Admissions Counselor once a year. Please make an appointment with the contact person listed below.
Upon satisfactory completion of all program requirements a seat in the College of Pharmacy will be reserved.
College of Pharmacy
Policies related to the physical therapy GPPA program
In order to maintain guaranteed
professional program admission status, you must:
· -maintain a cumulative 4.25 GPA. This cumulative GPA will be assessed at the end of each academic year (which includes the summer session) and again at the conclusion of the fall semester prior to the anticipated entrance into the professional program.
· -not fall below a 3.5 GPA in any single semester.
· -maintain a full-time course load of 12 or more graded (A - E) credits each semester, in addition to any pass/fail or satisfactory/unsatisfactory credits.
· -meet with an advisor in the Department of Physical Therapy each year to review your academic progress.
·-take all prerequisite course work for physical therapy at UIC. A semester or year abroad educational program is allowed as long as it is sponsored by UIC and the above criteria are satisfied. (Please see Policy on Advanced Placement Credit and Credit for College Courses Taken While in High School, below, for exceptions to this rule.)
· -be a member of the pre-HHDS Club (an association of students who intend to apply to one of the professional programs offered in HHDS) in fulfillment of College of Health and Human Development Sciences (HHDS) requirements for maintaining GPPA eligibility.
Membership in the UIC Honors College is strongly recommended by UIC, but not required.
In order to be admitted into
the professional program through the GPPA you must:
· -have GPPA status at the time of entry.
· -complete a minimum of three years of academic work at UIC
· -earn a baccalaureate degree at UIC prior to entry into the program.
· -meet all physical therapy program course prerequisites and any additional admissions prerequisites that are in place for the year of entry into the professional program by February 1 of the calendar year of desired entry. (This includes but is not limited to course prerequisites and volunteer experience requirements. Professional admission requirements may change after you enter UIC. You are responsible for consulting with your Department of Physical Therapy advisor in one of your regular semester meetings to be apprised of any changes which may occur.)
· -enter into the DPT program at the next occurring Fall Semester following graduation. This means that if you graduate in Fall Semester, you must enter the following Fall, but you do not have to take courses after your graduation. If you graduate in Spring or Summer, you must enter that Fall.
· -declare your intention to enter the professional Physical Therapy Program by submitting the appropriate physical therapy declaration materials by February 1 of the calendar year you hope to enter.
Entry into the Program is in Fall term only. Professional program declaration materials for GPPA students are obtained from the Department of Physical Therapy. Declaration packets are available in the Department of Physical Therapy.
Advanced Placement Credit and Credit for College Courses Taken While in High School for GPPA students
This policy applies to any Advanced Placement credit awarded by UIC based upon examinations administered by the Educational Testing Service for the College Board or any college courses taken while in high school that have been transferred to UIC and are exceptions to the policy that all prerequisites for the physical therapy program must be taken at UIC (from Conditions of Maintenance of GPPA Status for Physical Therapy).
· -This transfer or
AP credit may be used to satisfy any psychology, physics, or calculus
· -For each semester of transfer or AP credit used towards Biology prerequisites, another biology course with lab component must be taken at UIC (excluding any botany courses).
· -This transfer or AP credit may be used to satisfy the Chemistry prerequisites, but one additional chemistry course for science majors must be taken at UIC to supplement the chemistry (whether one or two semester length courses have been awarded through AP or transfer credit).
· -Transfer or AP credit may not be used to satisfy the statistics prerequisite.
Process to appeal for reinstatement to GPPA status:
Those students whose cumulative GPA is below 4.25 at the end of an academic year or who have a GPA below 3.5 in any semester will lose their GPPA status as per the conditions specific for maintenance of GPPA status. A GPPA student who has lost GPPA status may appeal to be reinstated based on a presentation of special circumstances.
Any student admitted to UIC through the Department Of Physical Therapy’s Guaranteed Professional Program Admissions whose cumulative Grade Point Average in an academic year falls below the required 4.25 as of the end of Summer Semester or who has a GPA below 3.5 in a semester may petition the faculty in writing to consider mitigating circumstances associated with the drop in GPA. If the faculty believes that the mitigating circumstances and the student’s overall academic performance warrant special consideration, the student will be informed in writing that he or she may regain GPPA status if by the end of the following semester the student is able to bring the cumulative GPA to 4.25 or greater, has a semester GPA greater than 3.5, and maintains all other conditions for continued GPPA status.
Appeals will require
strong documentation and evidence and will not be considered until summer
the end of semester.