International Direct Admission

Do you want more than high grades? International direct admission to UIC Global is for international students with advanced English-language skills. It focuses on academic, cultural, and professional growth so you can excel in school—and prepare for a successful future.

As an international direct student at UIC Global, you’ll receive:

  • Exclusive and rigorous academic coursework
  • Priority access to in-demand courses that fit your interests
  • Guidance from academic advisors and mentors
  • Career development and networking opportunities
  • Intensive classes with domestic students

Program Details

Program Length
Credits Earned
Toward Degree
N/A, students enrolled directly in degree program Flexible 24+ Not applicable/already enrolled** Year 2

*Some UIC majors and colleges may require a higher GPA and additional coursework for admission into their programs. Students are notified of higher GPA requirements upon arrival. All students must also pass the English requirement, ENGL160 and ENGL161, to progress.
**Varies by degree program.

Entry Requirements

To apply international direct to UIC Global, you should have at least the following qualifications:*

GPA Requirement Minimum TOEFL® Minimum IELTS™ iTEP™
Only one of the scores below is required
3.0 80 – no subscore below 16 6.5 – no subscore below 6.0 4.5 no sub-score below 4.0

Applications with scores below the published minimums are not automatically denied and will still receive consideration from the college.

*Note that colleges may set higher minimums for consideration of admission to certain programs. Please refer to the college’s requirements for additional information.

Sample Coursework

Semester 1 Semester 2

Live, Learn, Grow

Academic Writing I

Principles of Microeconomics (with English lab)

Math Course: College Algebra to Calculus II

Natural Science (with English Lab)

Live, Learn, Grow

Academic Writing II

Introduction to International Relations

Introduction to Psychology

Fundamentals of Media Communication

Learning Track course*

Total credits: 24+

*Based on your choice of major, your Learning Track course will be in one of three areas:

  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Information Sciences
  • Business, Finance and Economics

Important Dates & Costs

For all application and payment deadlines, move-in and program start dates, and up-to-date program costs,
please visit the Important Dates & Costs page.

You’re Ready for the Challenge

And we’ll help. We simplify the application process for you, so you can focus on becoming the best international student you can be.