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Getting Started

Contact Us for Individualized Guidance

Nicholas Osborne

Dr. Nicholas Osborne
U.S. Coast Guard
2002 - 2010

Applying to the University of Illinois is a process that involves several steps. To simplify it and for individualized guidance, please contact Nicholas Osborne at nosborne@illinois.edu or 217.300.3515

Dates and Deadlines

Undergraduate Admissions for Freshman

Application Filing Period

Sept 1 – Dec 1

You must submit your application by midnight CST on December 1. We need to receive all of your supporting documents (your application fee and test scores) by December 12.

Priority Filing Period

Sept 1 – Nov 1

You must submit your application by midnight CST on November 1. All supporting documents (your application fee and test scores) must be postmarked or received by November 1. Completing the application during the Priority Filing Period may give you the best chance for being admitted to academic programs with limited space and special attention for admission to honors programs and for merit awards.

Undergraduate Admissions for Transfer Students

Application Filing Period

Spring: Sept 1 – Oct 15

Fall: Sept 1 – Mar 1

Your application and supporting documents must be submitted by midnight CST on October 15 for spring admission and March 1 for fall admission.

Priority Filing Period

Fall: Sept 1 – Feb 1

Completing the fall application during our Priority Filing Period may give you an advantage when space is limited. To meet this deadline, you must submit your transfer application and ensure we receive all supporting materials by February 1. Note that no Priority Filing Period exists for Spring applicants.