ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES 6-19-15

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS – UIC College of Pharmacy updating Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Fall 2016 admissions cycle.
2. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – CC120 First-Year Dialogues – Term B sections now open to upper-level and transfer students.
3. SHARE WITH NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS – UIC Transfer Merit and Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are now live.
4. Advising Weekly Updates Announcement/Event guidelines and submission web form available.
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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

1. FOR YOUR INFORMATION/SHARE WITH STUDENTS – UIC College of Pharmacy updating Pre-Pharmacy Requirements for Fall 2016 admissions cycle.
The UIC College of Pharmacy has made changes to its requirements for admission to pharmacy school for Fall 2016. Following are the two changes:

  • UIC COP will once again accept AP Calculus credit if accepted and given credit by undergraduate/pre-pharmacy institution;
  • The requirements for 4 semester credits of biochemistry has changed to 3 semester credits (but still requires lab).

These changes will be effective for next admission cycle – Fall 2016.

Links to the pre-pharmacy requirements and course guides can be found at:
http://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/admission-requirements-new

http://pharmacy.uic.edu/programs/pharmd-professional-program/admission-requirements-new/prepharmacy-prerequisite-coursework-guides

Questions can be directed to the UIC COP Student Affairs at 312-996-7242 or pharmosa@uic.edu.

 
2. SHARE WITH STUDENTS – CC120 First-Year Dialogues – Term B sections now open to upper-level and transfer students.
Fall 2015, Term B: Upper-level and transfer students (not first-year) can now register for CC120 – sections 34934, 34935, 34938, 34939, 34940, and 34941 are open for them.

All Term A sections of CC120 and sections 34936 and 34937 in Term B will remain restricted to first-year students during the Fall.

All questions regarding registration and enrollment can be addressed to Steve Whitley (swhitl2@uic.edu).

 
3. SHARE WITH STUDENTS—UIC Transfer Merit and Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are now live.
The applications for the UIC Transfer Merit and Phi Theta Kappa transfer scholarships are now live. Students can access them through the links below. The deadline for both awards is July 15, 2015. Please feel free to share this with students inquiring about the transfer scholarships.

PHI THETA KAPPA SCHOLARSHIP
The Honors College awards the Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, a one-time, one-semester tuition waiver, to new Honors College transfer students. Transfer students to the college who are members of Phi Theta Kappa, the community college honor society, have a minimum of a 3.5 transfer GPA, and are enrolled for at least 12 credit hours during the fall term are eligible to apply. Transfer students must be in their first semester at UIC in fall 2015 to be eligible. This scholarship is competitive and not all eligible students will receive an award. The application can be submitted online at https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/160926.

TRANSFER MERIT TUITION AWARD
The UIC Transfer Merit Tuition Awards are given on a competitive basis to new transfer students each fall. Applicants must be enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program, have a minimum transfer GPA of 3.25 on a minimum of 45 transfer credits, and be enrolled for at least 12 credit hours. A written statement outlining your educational and career goals and how you have financed your education thus far and a copy of financial aid awards statement should be submitted along with a completed application. Transfer students must be in their first semester at UIC in fall 2015 to be eligible. This scholarship is competitive and not all eligible students will receive an award. The application can be submitted online https://uofi.uic.edu/fb/sec/564904.

Please direct questions to the Office of Special Scholarship Programs at ssp@uic.edu.

 
7. UARC ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES Web Submissions
The UARC Weekly Update Subcommittee is pleased to provide you with an easier way to submit your news/announcements and upcoming events so that UARC can share them with advisors. UARC Advising Weekly Updates will normally be sent on Fridays each week (although more frequently if the need allows), so please keep that in mind as you plan to advertise your events or share your news with the advising community. To submit an update, please use the UARC Weekly Update Request web form at http://go.uic.edu/uarcweeklyupdaterequest. Please direct questions to either Nick Ardinger (ardinger@uic.edu) or Joey Volpe (jvolpe@uic.edu).

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ADVISING WEEKLY UPDATES are intended to provide information for advisors regarding information, events, and programs that can be distributed to students and throughout the advising community.