Important Admissions Criteria
- ACT or SAT I scores (we do not use SAT II) if provided
High school percentile ranking (if your school doesn’t rank, we’ll calculate an estimated rank)
Challenging high school curriculum (AP, honors, accelerated, etc.)
Grade patterns and trends across 4 years of high school
Co-curricular, work, and volunteer involvements
- No more than 4 completed full-time semesters (not including summer semesters) prior to enrolling
- No more than 50 transferable hours prior to enrolling (does not include test-based credit hours such as AP or International Baccalaureate exams). Preference is given to students with 30 hours or less.
- Completion of the transfer course equivalency of the University's Composition I requirement (usually a 2-course English composition sequence at other institutions)
Application essays help us understand how you would benefit from our explorative mission and they may include:
Subjects or fields that interest you
Academic programs you are considering
Career or pre-professional goals
Relevant experiences that have influenced your academic and career interests
Are you a current Illinois student?
Please visit our Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) process page for more information about ICT requirements, deadlines, and other important information needed to move forward.