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Congratulations on taking the next step towards earning your hospice and palliative care certificate!

Please read the entire page before you begin the application. This content outlines all materials and resources you need on hand to complete your application. If you have any questions, please contact the UIC Nursing Graduate Admissions team at

All required materials must be completed per application instructions.

Application Submission Details

Admits: Fall and Spring
Deadline: July 15 (Fall) and November 15 (Spring)
Decision Notification: Within 30 Days of Application Deadline

Be Sure to Read: Admission Requirements

Step-by-Step Application Instructions Heading link

1. Submit NursingCAS and UIC Nursing Graduate Supplemental Application

After submitting your NursingCAS application, visit the UIC Graduate Application page to submit the UIC Nursing Graduate Supplemental Application. Once on the page, you can either search for the program or select the Certificates program link under the program search bar. Select, or search for “Hospice and Palliative Care – Campus Certificate” from the list of available programs. After you have selected Hospice and Palliative Care – Campus Certificate, click on Apply and create a login.

You will be able to complete Steps 2 – 5 (listed below) within the NursingCAS application.

*Please note: Both a NursingCAS application and UIC Nursing Graduate supplemental application are required to complete your admission file for review.

2. Academic Credentials/Transcripts

All UIC graduate and professional applicants must submit official transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended directly to NursingCAS. Click the following link for submitting your official transcripts and test scores guidance. Sending Your Official Transcripts and Test Scores to NursingCAS – Liaison (

3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae

Upload your most recent resume or CV that details educational background, work experience, honors/awards/activities directly to the NursingCAS application.

4. Application Essay

Within the NursingCAS application, you’ll be prompted to answer the following essay question. We recommend that you draft your responses to the questions before beginning your application.

  • Why have you chosen to apply to this certificate program?

5. Letter of Recommendation

Enter the name and email address for one recommender to your NursingCAS application. Your recommender will then receive an email with a link to log in to the NursingCAS Recommender Portal and submit a recommendation form. Please inform your recommender that the recommendation form is required; the system does not allow the option of uploading a separate letter.