Previous Illinois Students

If you're a previous Illinois student interested in returning as a DGS student, begin the re-entry process here.

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  • You must have completed no more than 4 semesters of full-time enrollment at Illinois (or when combining Illinois enrollment with regular-semester enrollment at other institutions).
  • You must have completed no more than 48 hours at Illinois (or when combining your hours at Illinois with your hours at any other school).
  • Prepare your application essays:
    • Please explain what you have been doing since you left the University of Illinois (education, employment, etc.).
    • What are your academic and career objectives? Why have you made these choices?
    • If you left Illinois on academic probation or were not permitted to return, what adjustments have you made in your personal, social, or economic situations that have improved your chances for academic success?
  • Complete the DGS Re-entry Application when available (see application periods below).
  • Submit official transcripts to DGS Re-Entry Processing (Illini Union Bookstore, Floor 5, 807 South Wright Street, Champaign, IL 61820).
  • Please note that all holds (such as McKinley Medical Clearance, Financial Aid, Collections, Disciplinary, and Immunization) must be cleared before a reentry application can be officially approved.
Semester Application Period
Summer February 1 - April 30
Fall March 1 - July 15
Spring October 1 - November 30

DGS is accepting re-entry applications for Summer 2019 during the period listed above. We will begin accepting applications for Fall 2019 on March 1. Please use this link to re-apply. Re-Entry applications are processed as quickly as possible, but often take several weeks to do so. Thank you for your patience.