1. Prospective students of UIC Global Undergraduate Accelerator Program at UIC should read these terms and conditions carefully prior to submitting an application. If you are admitted to the UAP you will be bound by these terms for the duration of your Program. In addition to these terms and conditions, as a student at UIC you will be bound by the rules and regulations governing UIC, as those may be amended from time to time. These rules and regulations may be found at www.uic.edu/.

2. UIC and UIC Global reserve the right to amend these terms and conditions from time to time. By accepting these terms and conditions you acknowledge and agree to comply at all times with the then-current terms and conditions, found at: www.uic.edu/.

3. Application: Students may apply to the UAP (Extended, Academic, or Integrated), or to the Pre-Sessional English program at the Tutorium for Intensive English (collectively the “Programs”). If you apply to any of these Programs, be sure to use the application that is specific to the Program you select. Each application contains terms & conditions governing the specific Program and you acknowledge that by submitting an application you agree to the terms and conditions of your respective Program. Links to applications can be found here: www.uicglobal.org/.

4. Transfer Credits: Students applying to the UAP with post-secondary college credits are subject to additional requirements. You must disclose any post-secondary college credits at the time of application. If you have taken credit-bearing university-level courses after the completion of high school you must meet the current secondary school required GPA requirements (U.S. equivalent of a 2.5 GPA) as well as a 2.5 average GPA for all post-secondary college credits, regardless of whether or not you wish to transfer that credit to University of Illinois at Chicago. There is no limit to the number or type of post-secondary credits a student may have taken when determining admissibility to the UAP. Vocational and ESL studies are not considered during the admissions review process. Transfer credits must be submitted to a NACES accredited evaluation service as soon as possible after acceptance into the UAP. Transfer credits are articulated after the completion of the UAP and will apply toward academic years 2, 3, and 4; under no circumstances will transfer credits apply to the UAP. You acknowledge that UIC and UIC Global make no representations and cannot guarantee that post-secondary college credits will be accepted.

5. Admission: If you are admitted to the UIC Global UAP at UIC you will receive a written offer letter with details and instructions on accepting the offer, paying the Program deposit and arriving on campus.

6. Tuition and fees payment: Following payment of the deposit, you must pay the remaining outstanding balance shown on the UAP invoice by the following posted payment deadline of the Program and semester in which you will enroll:

Extended Accelerator Academic Accelerator Integrated Accelerator Pre-Sessional English
Spring 2018 December 22, 2017 December 22, 2017 December 22, 2017 December 22, 2017
Summer 2018 April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018 April 18, 2018 April 12, 2018
Fall 2018 August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018 August 3, 2018

You are responsible for paying the full invoice amount, including any banking or processing fees. UIC Global has the right to amend prices due to University actions, governmental actions, or other events beyond its control.

7. Failure to Pay: Failure to pay by your applicable posted payment deadline may lead to penalties, including late fees, inability to gain access to campus housing and use of a meal plan, and a hold on your account that will prevent you from enrolling in classes. Pursuant to section 22 of these terms and conditions, we will be required to report you to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) if you are unable to enroll due to nonpayment of tuition and fees and you may lose immigration status.

8. Cancellation, Change, Curtailment or Withdrawal: You will only be eligible for a deposit refund if you submit documentation of visa denial with written notification to the UIC Global prior to the move-in date. If you cancel your enrollment prior to your Program move-in date (see table below for the move-in date applicable to you), you may request a full refund of fees, less housing and any other non-refundable fees. After the start of the Program you may be eligible for the partial Program refunds listed in the table below. After the no refund dates listed below, all tuition and fees for the entire duration of the Program are nonrefundable.

Intake Semester Last day for Refund 100% Last day for Refund 60% Last day for Refund 50% Begin 0% Refund
Spring 2018 January 26, 2018 February 23, 2018 March 2, 2018 March 19, 2018
Summer 2018 (SS1)-4 Week May 23, 2018 June 6, 2018 N/A June 7, 2018
Summer 2018 (SS2)-8 Week June 22, 2018 July 6, 2018 July 13, 2018 July 23, 2018
Fall 2017 September 7, 2018 October 12, 2018 October 19, 2018 November 5, 2018

Cancellations made prior to your Program start date but after your arrival to the U.S. on a UIC-issued Form I-20 will be governed under the standard UIC student immigration policies. Please refer to the table below for the Program start date applicable to you.

9. Refunds: UIC Global will only make refunds in U.S. Dollars, minus bank transfer and processing fees, and will make such refunds in the manner in which UIC Global was originally paid and to the account of the party or parties who made such payment(s). Refunds will be processed according to the exchange rate in place at the time of the refund. All refunds will be made to eligible parties within 45 days of a written request.

10. Airport Transfers: Requests for airport transfer service should be made at least 2 weeks in advance of arrival by visiting www.UICglobal.org/welcomeAirport transfers are available for your initial arrival on campus for flights arriving at Chicago Midway and Chicago O’Hare airports. UIC Global cannot guarantee a reservation for a request made less than 2 weeks in advance. If your flight is cancelled or delayed, you must call the emergency telephone number published in the Next Steps Brochure to inform UIC Global staff of the new arrival date or time.

11. Housing Accommodation and Meal Plan: You are required to commit to a reservation in approved UIC Global housing for the full duration of your program. Payment for housing is due in full two weeks prior to the move-in date (see the table below for your applicable move-in date) unless you are on a payment plan pre-approved by UIC Global. Late housing payments or failure to pay housing costs may result in additional fees. If you are unable to live on campus you must submit a Housing Waiver Form to UIC Global when you send your official acceptance to the UAP offer letter. The requirement to live in UIC Global housing will be waived only in extenuating circumstances. A housing cancellation charge may apply 14 days prior to your Program’s move-in date. Thereafter, you may receive prorated refund amounts, less a cancellation fee, for your then-current semester up to the no refund date stated in section 8, however, after the no refund date you will be eligible to receive a housing refund for future semesters. You must also purchase and enroll in a meal plan for the duration of your Program. The cost of a meal plan is nonrefundable for the then-current semester of your Program.

12. Health Insurance: All international students studying at UIC are required to be covered by health insurance that meets the U.S. Government, IL, and UIC requirements. Not all services are covered, and the student is responsible for any outstanding balances for non-covered services.

  1. At the time of application, you are required to purchase coverage from a UIC Global-designated health plan as a condition of enrollment.
  2. You must have a completed a Student Health Center Mandatory Immunization Form documenting proof of immunity to Measles (Rubeola), Mumps and Rubella [MMR]; one Diphtheria/Tetanus booster within the past ten years; two doses of Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine; series of Hepatitis B vaccine; polio vaccine (if under the age of 18) and the Meningoccocal vaccine. Mandatory Immunization Forms may be obtained here: registrar.uic.edu/forms/medical-immunization-form.pdf. You must have completed immunization documentation prior to class registration in order to enroll in any courses.
  3. The cost of health insurance is non-refundable.

13. Academic Resources: All books and learning materials must be purchased upon arrival at UIC through the UIC bookstore or other recommended sources.

14. Vacation, Holidays, and School Closures: UAP students must adhere to the UIC Academic Calendar for holidays and vacations. Classes will not be held on designated school vacations and may be cancelled on public holidays. UIC Global will not make reimbursements for classes not offered due to holidays, vacations, or school closures due to emergencies.

15. Consecutive Sessions . You must complete your Program in consecutive sessions.

16. Absences: Failure to meet attendance requirements may lead to penalties, including loss of immigration status and deportation. You will not receive a refund if you lose immigration status due to class absences.

17. Program of Study: Upon arrival on campus, you will be required to take anEnglish language assessment test. The results of the assessment test are used to determine placement in the Program that is appropriate for your skill level, which may be different from your intended Program. If your assessment test score does not meet the criteria for your intended Program you will not be able to enroll in that Program. As a result, the length of study may be longer than originally anticipated, and involve additional costs including tuition and other fees. If you choose to withdraw from the UAP because you do not wish to enroll in the Program that your assessment test results require, the refund terms contained in sections 8, 9, 11, and 12 will apply to you.

18. Academic Performance: Students are accepted to the UAP with the strict understanding that progression through the UAP and successful completion of any Program will require satisfactory attendance, successful attainment of specified progression criteria, and adherence to the UIC Academic Integrity Code and Regulations which can be found at catalog.uic.edu.To continue in the UAP, you must also be in compliance with the UIC Global UAP academic standards and progression requirements, which can be found at: uiglobal.org. You will not be allowed to proceed if you do not meet the criteria for successful completion of your Program. If you are unable to proceed, you may be offered advice on suitable alternatives, including repeating courses or dismissal from UIC. These alternative options may involve additional time and costs, including tuition and other fees which may require presenting additional proof of finances to UIC’s Designated School Official.

19. Student Conduct: UIC’s university policies on student conduct provides a framework of standard acceptable behavior for students. You are responsible for complying with UIC’s policies, rules, and regulations, which can be found at dos.uic.edu/policylinks.shtml.

20. Academic or Conduct Rule and Policy Violations: you may be suspended or expelled if you violate any of UIC’s or UIC Global’s policies, rules, or regulations, which may result in the revocation of your immigration status. No refund will be given in cases of suspension or expulsion.

21. Grievance Procedures, Appeals, or Complaints: You must follow the policy and procedures for filing complaints, grievances, and appeals in a constructive and timely manner by visiting catalog.uic.edu/ucat.

22. F-1 Status: In order to maintain proper F-1 status, you must comply with all applicable Federal regulations related to study in the U.S., including pursuit of a full course of study and a physical on-campus presence. You will be in jeopardy of losing your immigration status if you fail to maintain the necessary academic standing. We will be required to report you to the SEVIS database of the DHS for any violation of your F-1 status. Your personally identifiable information, including course enrollment details and changes, and circumstances of any suspected breach by you of UIC’s or UIC Global’s policies may be shared with the DHS, UIC and accrediting agencies, designated authorities, your parents, and UIC Global staff and agents. If you intend to seek permanent resident status at any point during your anticipated tenure at UIC Global, you must disclose such intent at the time of application. You will be dismissed from the Program if it is revealed that you intend to change your immigration status or if your status actually changes. No refunds will be given if you must leave the Program due to your actual or anticipated change to permanent resident status.

23. Photography, Filming and Sound Recording: The UIC Global UAP at UIC or its representatives, affiliates, successors and related companies may arrange to photograph or shoot video footage of students for purposes of advertising, public relations, and/or promotion in any medium throughout the world, including on social media sites and on the internet. If you do not wish to participate you must advise us in writing and state at the time of the photography or video shooting the wish not to participate. By accepting these terms and conditions you are indicating your consent to use these photographs or video footage without further consent or notifications unless you follow the above opt-out requirements.

24. FERPA: In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), the undersigned student hereby permits UIC and UIC Global to disclose personally identifiable information, including educational records, financial information and, attendance records to student’s parent(s), guardian(s), sponsor(s), sponsorship bodies, and recruiter(s) with information pertaining to their application, academic progress, results and attendance. These permissions will remain in effect during the undersigned student’s tenure in the UAP and at UIC unless the student submits a written revocation of this permission to UIC’s Office of the Registrar.

25. Force majeure: UIC and UIC Global will not be liable in cases where UIC and/or UIC Global is unable to fulfill any services because of fire, natural disaster, national emergency, act of government, acts of war or terrorism, failure of suppliers or subcontractors, labor disputes or any other reasons which are beyond UIC’s or UIC Global’s control.

26. Liability: The liability of the UIC Global UAP at UIC its operator, Shorelight- Dragon, LLC, its parent Shorelight Education, LLC, and their group companies, their directors, officers, employees, affiliates, agents and partners with respect to losses arising from negligence (except where such liability cannot be excluded as a matter of law), breach of contract or otherwise will be limited in all circumstances to the full amount paid to UIC Global or the relevant group company by the relevant student for the particular Program. Such companies and persons will in no circumstances have any liability for indirect or consequential losses or damages. Any dispute, claim or other matter arising will be subject to the jurisdiction and laws of the IL without regard to the choice of law rules. Any legal suit, action or proceeding seeking to enforce any provision of, or based on any right or issues arising out of or related to these terms and conditions, shall be brought exclusively in the Federal Court of IL. By signing these terms and conditions, the student consents to and accepts the jurisdictions of such courts for the purpose of any such action or proceeding and agree to waive any objection to venue being laid therein.

Move-In and Program Start Dates:

Spring 2018 Summer 2018 Fall 2018
Move-In Date January 8, 2018 May 14, 2018 August 15, 2018
Program Start Date January 9, 2018 May 15, 2018 August 16, 2018