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Current Undergrad Business Students

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The Student Services team operates in a hybrid model. Academic Advisers are offering appointments both virtually and in person. When signing up for an appointment, please make special note of the mode in which the appointment will take place.

From January 10, 2022 to January 21, 2022, students can schedule a 10-minute Express Advising appointment for quick spring 2022 registration questions.

To schedule a full advising appointment visit portal. Click on the “Advising” tab, and then on the iAdvise button. The iAdvise online scheduling tool has the most up to date availability for all advisers.

Schedule an Advising Appointment

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The UIC Business Learning Center is focused on providing what other tutoring ventures haven’t: A unique on-campus location dedicated to the educational and professional well-being of students from UIC Business. Here, business students from different backgrounds can convene and share ideas, receive tutoring for their respective majors, congregate for student organization functions and attend career-related events. Our tutors on staff are here to make sure that your needs are fulfilled to the highest standard along with being able to provide answers to some of your professional goals and needs.

The Business Learning Center is located in the Education, Theatre, Music, and Social Work (ETMSW) building, room L270. Tutoring services start on the third week of school for any semester. There is no fee to utilize tutoring services. For questions, please email

To schedule a virtual appointment, please find the Business Learning Center under Services on iAdvise via

Additional tutoring is available from other tutoring centers on campus. Click here to learn more.

Fall 2022 Tutoring Schedule Heading link

ACTG 210, 211, 315, 470, and 474Kevin Salinas6 - 9 p.m.6 - 9 p.m.6 - 7 p.m.6 - 9 p.m.
FIN 300, 301, 302, 310Nancy Patel2 - 6 p.m.3 - 6 p.m.12 - 3 p.m.
IDS 200, 270, 355Nancy Patel2 - 6 p.m.3 - 6 p.m.12 - 3 p.m.
IDS 200, 270, 355, 371Drumil Thakkar8 a.m. - 3 p.m.8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Math 125, 165Drumil Thakkar8 a.m. - 3 p.m.8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Math 125,165Nancy Patel2 - 6 p.m.3 - 6 p.m.12 - 3 p.m.
FIN 300, 301, 302, 310Braulio Puma8 - 11 a.m.8 - 11 a.m.5 - 9 p.m.

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You will receive an email confirmation upon submitting a petition. Please save this email as a record of your submission.

Students are responsible for meeting university and college policies, including university deadlines. Students may consult with a UIC Business academic adviser if they have questions regarding any academic policies, requirements, or procedures. All UIC and UIC Business academic policy information can also be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are encouraged to regularly check their UIC email for updates and announcements. Additionally, regular review of your degree audit is recommended. Learn more on How to Run an Audit.

Petition requests for an exception to a College policy or requirement are evaluated on a case-by-case basis by the Office of Student Academic Affairs. Students are expected to have knowledge of and follow the rules and requirements as stated in the UIC Undergraduate Catalog. It is the expectation of the College the students follow university deadlines. It is recommended that students who experience extenuating circumstances that prevent them from meeting a registration revision deadline petition for an exception to a deadline.

How to Change Your MajorThis process is for current UIC Business students, ONLY, to change their major within the College of Business Administration. If you are currently majoring in the College of Business but wish to switch to a different Business major, please contact your academic adviser. Your adviser will let you know the required next steps to make the change.

If you are not a current UIC Business student, you will need to make your request through the Intercollege Transfer Petition.
Course Overload PetitionUsed to receive permission to take more than 18 hours in a semester and 12 in the summer. Academic history must demonstrate you are capable of handling a heavy course load. A GPA of 3.0 or above is required. Opens the first day of registration for the following term and closes the first day of instruction.
Credit/No Credit PetitionUsed to apply to take a class Credit/No Credit. Please refer to the UIC Catalog for a list of classes that are not eligible. This petition opens on the first day of class each semester and closes on the deadline outlined in the next column.

If you are approved to take a class Credit/No Credit, you cannot rescind your request at any time. Also, courses counting as part of a minor may not be taken as credit/no credit.
Fall/Spring Semesters: 10th day of class

Summer Semester (4 week session): 3rd day of class

Summer Semester (8 week session): 5th day of class
Double Major PetitionUsed for approval of a double major in UIC Business. GPAs (UIC, and cumulative) must be a 2.5 or higher; there are no exceptions. Students must earn 60 credit hours before applying for the double major.N/A
General PetitionUsed for all miscellaneous requests, or as directed by your academic adviser. This petition is not for waitlists or registration errors.N/A
GPA Recalculation/Grade ExclusionUsed to exclude a retaken course from your GPA. There is no petition to be submitted. Students must meet with an adviser to discuss utilizing this option.

Please refer to the UIC Catalog for further details on the course repeat and GPA recalculation policies.
Late Drop PetitionUsed to drop a course after the add/drop period ends, resulting in a “W” grade. This petition opens when the add/drop period ends and closes on the deadline outlined in the next column. Students are allowed up to 4 late drops during their undergraduate career at UIC.

Please refer to the UIC Catalog
for further details on the late drop policy.
Fall/Spring Semesters: the end of the 10th week of instruction.

Summer Semester (4 week session): Wednesday of the third week of instruction

Summer Semester (8 week session): the end of the 5th week of instruction
Term WithdrawalUsed to drop all registered coursework for the current term. Grades of W that will be received do not count toward the limit of Late Drops allowed.

Please see refund schedule and read more about this policy.
Fall and Spring Semester: End of 15th week (part of Term 1 - 16 week courses);
End of 7th week (part of Term A or B - 8 week courses only)

Summer Semester: By last date of instruction (day before final exams begin).
Transfer Course PetitionUsed to receive permission to take a course outside of UIC and verify course equivalencies and residency requirements. Course equivalencies can be found at Transferology.Before enrolling in the course to ensure the class will transfer in to UIC.
Transfer Credit Petition [Please note that 300 or 400 level accounting courses will be accepted only from AACSB accounting accredited universities.] Used to have an adviser further evaluate transfer credits not applied towards your degree. Credits must appear on your DARS in the “Credit by Petition” section, and you must upload a syllabus and/or a course description for review. As of Spring 2018, each academic college at UIC reviews transfer courses that are housed in their respective colleges. If you are petitioning a course outside of UIC Business, response time may be delayed. N/A

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The generosity of alumni, companies and friends is an important part of a UIC Business student’s education. UIC Business offers one application for all scholarships, so students need not apply to each scholarship individually. Students are selected based on the criteria listed under the scholarship details. The 2022-2023 scholarship application deadline is Sunday, January 22, 2023. Please visit UIC SnAP to apply for scholarships.

  • Accounting Scholarship: Search for “UIC Business Accounting Scholarship Application”
  • General Scholarship: Search for “UIC Business General Scholarship Application”

For additional information regarding please College and Campus Honors, Department Distinction, University Honors, and Dean’s List please see the Undergraduate Catalog.


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It is never too early to start planning. Meet with your college adviser to review your four-year plan to see when study abroad might fit best into your curriculum. Studying abroad will not delay graduation. You are physically somewhere else, but because of our course approval process, you can remain on track for graduation. All credit earned abroad is UIC resident credit.

Students must complete a First Step Advising Session before meeting with a Study Abroad Adviser and completing their applications. Formal presentation is 15 minutes, followed by Q&A with a Study Abroad Adviser. You can find more information on studying abroad and managing its costs, including local and program specific scholarships, at UIC Study Abroad.

Alleia James, finance major and UIC Business Scholar

I decided to study abroad because I want to experience an entirely different culture, enhance my cross-cultural communication skills, and refine my Spanish speaking and writing skills. Studying abroad will allow me to broaden my educational and career goals on a global scale and return to UIC to stride into my senior year.

UIC Business Scholar Alleia James says “Hola” to Spain this Summer

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The Business Ambassador Program was developed with Dean Mikhail’s mission in mind to activate our brightest student leaders in support of UIC Business outreach opportunities. As Business Ambassadors, involvement includes participation in both recruitment and events as a representative of UIC Business, often as the first point of contact for potential students, parents and other friends of the college.

For questions and more information about the Business Ambassador Program, please contact Joey Maman, Lead Academic Advisor.

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The UIC Business Writing Reference Guide provides easy-to-follow instructions for incorporating commonly used business terms, numbers and concepts into your work. This manual is designed to enhance your skills as an effective writer. Review often, as new content will be added periodically.

Writing Guide

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The iLEAD Professional Development Program (PDP) curriculum is required of all UIC Business students beginning their first year on campus. Transfer students also have a course specifically designed just for them. The required curriculum is enriched with opportunities that include mock interview practice, seminars, feedback reports and case competitions.

Using improvisational theatre techniques, UIC Business instructors engage students in a variety of experiential learning activities that train students to use their face, body, voice, and emotions to respond spontaneously to situations as they arise. Improvisation teaches poise, focus, and the ability to respond to the unexpected—critical management capabilities. Students practice elevator pitches, interviewing techniques and presentation skills, and learn how to work a room in networking events. Community service projects develop problem-solving and team-building skills while allowing students to strengthen their leadership abilities. Feedback reports, guest speaker events, and targeted workshops provide additional enrichment opportunities.

Required Courses

  • First Year: Introduction to Professional Development
  • Second Year: Business Professional Development II
  • Third Year: Civic Engagement
  • Transfer Students: Professional Presence
  • Graduate Students: Improvisation and Leadership

Enrichment and Research

  • Feedback reports tracking student progress
  • Business boot camps
  • Case competitions
  • Faculty and Executive seminars
  • Mock Interview practice with recruiters
  • Internships focused on developing leadership skills

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Service learning allows students to acquire knowledge outside of the classroom as well as apply their classroom knowledge to local agencies that benefit our community. It is a mutually beneficial experience for students and service providers.

UIC Campus Resources

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UIC Business offers admissions pathways to five graduate programs that put qualified UIC students on the fast track to admission through the waiver of the GRE/GMAT requirement.

Guaranteed Admissions

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At UIC Business, student organizations play a vital role in supporting and enhancing every aspect of the student experience that appeal to diverse interests and issues. From celebrating cultural diversity to offering professional guidance and support, student organizations at UIC Business aim to build a community. They also function as an exchange for both past experiences and new ideas, supplementing the collaborative academic environment. The assortment of academic, professional and industry-specific organizations is open to all students.