Students can begin the program as non-degree students. Non-degree applicants are required to upload a copy of degree conferred transcript of their bachelor's degree, in addition to filling out application and paying application fee online (deadline August 1st). For more information visit: http://grad.uic.edu/nondegree-admission
Interested in Teaching English as a Second Language, but not sure if you want to complete an entire master’s degree?
Why not sample a few courses through Extended Campus as a non-degree student? (http://www.oce.uic.edu/ocepublic/courses/default.asp).
Admission and enrollment through Extended Campus is quick and easy even after the August 1st deadline. Non-degree EC students may enroll in any courses in the Department that have no prerequisite. Please note that most spring courses have fall courses as prerequisites.
You may transfer up to three courses if you decide you want to continue and complete the degree.