Undergraduate Admission Decision Appeal Process
An applicant may appeal an admission decision, although a reversal of an initial decision is unlikely. Appeals may be submitted only by the applicant and should include significant new information that was not a part of the original application. If you choose to appeal, you must submit your request in writing and include
- a copy of the decision letter which you are appealing with any address corrections,
- any updated transcripts in a sealed envelope, and
- other supporting materials,
all in a single envelope to be mailed to:
UIC Office of Admissions and Records
Undergraduate Appeals Committee
PO BOX 5220
CHICAGO IL 60680-5220
Appeals submitted via FAX or email will not be accepted.
The Admissions Appeals Committee meets monthly between October and May and may refer appeals to the appropriate college for review.
Fall term admission appeal requests must be postmarked by April 15. Applicants receiving their admission letter after April 1 must have their appeal postmarked within two weeks from the date of their admission decision letter. First Year applicants appealing in April may not be notified of appeal decisions until after the May 1 Intent to Enroll deadline; therefore you should not postpone accepting an offer of admission from another college or university.
Spring term admission appeal requests must be postmarked by November 15. Students receiving their admission letter after November 1 must have their appeal postmarked within two weeks from the date of their admission decision letter. A process of tracking appeals and appeal outcomes through Banner and a data analysis reporting mechanism has been developed.