Monthly archives: February, 2016

UARC Daily News: What will you do with your summer? Now that’s a question we know how to help students answer!

The UIC Summer Session Office is pleased to announce a new rate structure for UIC Summer Session tuition and fees. Effective summer 2016, the undergraduate summer tuition and fees will be charged on a per credit hour basis instead of a range tuition basis.

Summer Session provides an excellent opportunity for students to make progress to graduation or to enroll in a single course. New online courses have been added in 2016 to provide even greater access to UIC courses.

In addition, the Summer Session office is working more closely this year with advisors and faculty to ensure that student course selections align with academic goals. Together these changes will provide UIC and visiting undergraduates with more cost effective opportunities to catch up or get ahead in their studies during the summer months.

Please note: Graduate and Professional Program tuition and fees will continue to be assessed under the range tuition structure in summer. Online programs will continue to be assessed under separate per credit hour rates.

Detailed information about 2016 summer undergraduate tuition and fees

SHARE WITH STUDENTS/FOR YOUR INFORMATION: College of Business Administration Minor Info Sessions (Application deadline 3/18)


If you are interested in applying for a minor with the College of Business administration and would like to learn more information about the curriculum and application process, please complete the CBA Information Session RSVP . The information sessions will be held on Friday, March 11 and Wednesday, March 16 at University Hall 11th floor conference room (UH 1150) from 1pm-2pm.

The College of Business Administration minor application deadline is Friday, March, 18, 2016.

The College of Business Administration offers the following minors for students:

Business Administration
Business Analytics
Business Operations
Management of Information Systems
Managerial Skills


  1. Minors are available only for undergraduate degree-seeking students
  2. Completion of at least one semester
  3.  Must earn 2.5 UIC and Cumulative GPA
  4. Complete the Application for CBA minor

The CBA minor coordinators are hosting information sessions at University Hall 11th floor in the conference room (UH 1150) from 1-2pm! Mark your calendar for one of the following dates:

  1. Friday, March 11 at 1pm-2pm
  2. Wednesday, March 16 at 1-2pm

Please RSVP for an information session at CBA Information Session RSVP

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: New Summer Research Opportunity – UIC Health Professions Navigator’s Research Training and Career Development

PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR STUDENTS! You can download our flyer that provides this information and a link to the program application:

The Research Training and Career Development Program (RTCP) is part of the University of Illinois at Chicago Health Professions Navigator. It is an intensive eight-week (8) summer program for highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in exploring potential careers in the health sciences, and to familiarize them with biomedical research and practice opportunities.

Participants will be exposed to issues related to health disparities and health equity, and the impact these have on patient care, health promotion, and prevention. They will also engage in a three-day orientation to enhance their professional skills and acclimate them to a research setting. Additionally, program participants will be offered workshops and activities designed to guide them through the admissions process for graduate or professional school.

Program participants will receive a stipend, and University housing will be available for those who may need summer housing.  Please note that housing fees will be deducted from individual stipends.

The Research Training and Career Development Program (RTCP) is a collaboration by the College of Medicine, the School of Public Health, the College of Dentistry, the Center for Clinical Translational Science, and the UIC Bridges to Baccalaureate Program.  It is sponsored by the Health Career Opportunity Grant #D18HP29044


  • Undergraduate and graduate students interested in pursuing careers in the health sciences are eligible to apply to and participate in RTCP.
  • Applicants must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 3.0.
  • Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident to participate in this program.

Required Documents

To be considered complete, application packets must include the following:

  • A current resume or CV.
  • One recommendation letter from a current advisor, college professor, or counselor.
  • Transcripts from ALLundergraduate or graduate institutions attended.  Transcripts may be official or unofficial, and can be uploaded at the end of this application.

Program Dates and Deadlines

  • Application packet deadline:Monday, March 14, 2016
  • Notification of admission decisions: Early April
  • Start of summer program:Wednesday, June 1, 2016
  • End of summer program and final presentations:Friday, July 29, 2016

Program Contact Information

For questions or concerns please contact Kimberly Johnson, Project Manager of the Health Professions Navigator, at:



Phone: 312-996-5511

SHARE WITH STUDENTS: College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Intercollege Transfer Information Sessions

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences will be hosting Spring 2016 information sessions for students that would like to intercollege transfer into LAS for the Summer 2016 or Fall 2016 semesters. Attending an information session is the only opportunity to meet with an LAS academic advisor prior to admission to LAS.

If a student wants to attend an information session, they must register on the LAS intercollege transfer website. Seats are limited so please have students email to cancel their registration if they are no longer able to attend the information session.

Student inquiries can be directed to

UARC Daily News: It’s snowing outside, but our knowledge about advising is heating up!

Well, fellow Flames, it’s snowing and mighty windy outside today, but we’re getting ready to heat up our advising knowledge with tomorrow’s Spring 2016 Advising Summit.

Please join us as we discuss some very hot topics – Summer Session and Career Services. We want to maximize how we advise for summer and we’ve been thinking alot about career advising and its intersection with academic advising.

We’re excited to be meeting tomorrow and hopefully we’ll see you at the Summit. Details can be found in our Advising Summit postings!


Dear Colleagues,

As you may know, recent legislation mandates that public universities in Illinois award credit for a minimum score of 3 for all Advanced Placement exams beginning with the Fall 2016 term.

After a comprehensive review by the impacted undergraduate colleges/academic departments, our Advanced Placement policy has been updated to meet the requirements of the legislation. The new policy is posted in the Undergraduate Catalog at

Please note the following:
–          The new policy will be implemented for students admitted to and enrolled at UIC for Fall 2016 and after.

–          Continuing students are not impacted by the new policy. Their Advanced Placement credit has already been applied. The AP policy for continuing students is also posted in the Undergraduate Catalog at

Please feel free to contact the Office of Transfer Articulation and Degree Audit if you have any questions about the new AP policy.


Robert Dixon
UIC Registrar

FOR YOUR INFORMATION: Placement Testing Changes for 2016 – PEP Handbook available and placement went live February 16.

There is a new Pre-Enrollment Evaluation Program (PEP) Advisor’s Handbook available including placement testing changes for 2016, which include:

  • New quantitative cutoffs for placement into CHEM 101 and CHEM 112. Also, new chemistry courses that replaced CHEM 112 and CHEM 114 are included in the document.
  • Physics – The new physics test information is in the document.  Students must request the physics test.
  • Math-  There is a new math test called ALEKS PPL.  Therefore, new placement codes were created for the Math test.  Since the old test is still valid for a year both tests are included in the document.  Also, students will  not be charged for the Learning Module and retakes.  Students must complete 5 hours of the learning module and wait 72 hours before they are allowed to retake the exam.

The updated UIC Math Placement Policy 2016 is also available for reference by advisors.

SHARE WITH STUDENTS, FOR YOUR INFORMATION: CC 120 New Sections Available + Upper-level Student Enrollment

Share with Students!

CC 120 – New Sections Available + Upper-level Student Enrollment!

For first-year students only:
35584 – Wednesdays, 11:00-12:50
35591 – Fridays, 1:00-2:50

For upper-level students only:
35585 – Wednesdays, 1:00-2:50
35588 – Fridays, 11:00-12:50

At this time, upper-level students from all colleges except AHS and Nursing are eligible for enrollment.

These will be the only new sections made available for the Spring 2016 semester.  Please contact Steve Whitley (, x 5-2032) if you have any questions.

FOR YOUR INFORMATION, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: UIC Peer Mentoring Summit on Friday, March 4th – RSVP open until end of Monday, February 22nd

Dear Colleagues,

The Office of First-Year Initiatives would like to invite you to our first Peer Mentoring  Summit on March 4, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The summit will bring together program administrators from each UIC peer mentoring program offered. The goal of the summit is to share best practices and foster a supportive community among the several offices who are engaged in this important work.

We are delighted that Karina Reyes from UIC’s Department of Psychology will be our Keynote Speaker. Professor Reyes’ research includes resilience and protective factors in urban minority children and adolescence.

Along with Professor Reyes, Aerika Brittian, assistant professor in UIC’s Department of Educational Psychology, will also present. Her current research investigates risk and protective factors as they pertain to ethnic minority youth and families in urban settings.

Registration is now open!<>

Please register by February 22, 2016

Peer Mentoring Summit
March 4, 2016
SSB Conf Rooms BC
Registration starts at 8:30
Presentations start at 9:00

Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be provided.

Register here:

Sponsored by the Office of First-Year Initiatives

REQUEST: We invite all participating peer mentoring groups send in advance whatever materials they wish to share with the group-a flyer or brochure that you use for student outreach might be perfect. If available digitally, please forward materials to Kristian King at<>. Otherwise, let Kristian know If you need someone to pick up materials from your office-we are preparing for about sixty participants.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, SHARE WITH STUDENTS: LARES 40th Anniversary Summit – RSVP open until February 26th!

Please join us as we celebrate the achievements of the LARES program and the impact it has had on the UIC campus, the Latino community and beyond.

The downloadable flyer has the LARES 40th Anniversary Summit details. Please spread the word to your students and internal/external partners.

Also, make sure to RSVP by Feb 26th. Here is the link to register: