FAQ for Prospective Students

FAQ for Current Students

Is it possible to transfer graduate credit from another university and apply it to my degree requirements at UIS?

  • UIS may accept up to 12 semester hours of eligible graduate-level work completed at another accredited institution. However, only hours earned with a grade of B or better and accepted by your UIS academic program will be accepted. All transfer credit must be earned within 5 years of the first graduate course taken at UIS in pursuit of the degree.

What is the maximum time period allowed for me to finish my Master’s degree at UIS?

  • All graduate credit earned at UIS toward a master’s degree must be taken within 6 consecutive years of the first graduate course taken at UIS in pursuit of that degree (this does not include transfer credit; however, it does include closure requirements).

Can I switch to a different academic advisor in my department?

  • Yes, you can request a new advisor by contacting the chairperson of your academic department.

What are the GPA requirements for a master’s degree at UIS?

  • The general policy at UIS is that master’s degree candidates may apply a maximum of 8 credit hours of C grades toward a degree, provided that each hour of C is balanced by an hour of A and an approved petition is filed with the Office of Records and Registration. Credit for courses in which grades below C were earned will not count toward the master’s degree requirements. Students should also consult with their assigned academic advisors about the specific GPA requirements of their degree program.

Where can I pay my student account bill?

  • To pay your UIS bill online you must use your enterprise ID and password to log on to the student self-service page. You may also pay your tuition at the Bursar’s Office, located on the lower level of the PAC Building.

Where can I get information about public transportation?