Preparing for UIUC

Pursue Your Passion

Here at UIUC, you can enroll in world-class majors ranging from accountancy to voice. Not sure what you want to study yet? No worries. We've got tools to help.

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Ready to Apply?

Once you've decided to apply to UIUC, the rest is easy.

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How to Apply

Applying doesn't need to be intimidating, especially with all the resources you have at your fingertips.

Application Checklist

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When to Apply

You'll never have to worry about missing an important deadline again.

Dates & Deadlines

What's Required

Wondering what you should be doing now to prepare for your future here on campus? Read our year-by-year recommendations for your high school experience, and then check out the formal requirements for attending UIUC.

Yearly Planning Requirements

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How We Review

If you want to get into UIUC, is it better to get straight As? Take AP-only classes? Participate in every extracurricular sport your school offers? Wonder no longer.

Review Process

Writing Prompts

Get a sneak peak at the writing prompts you'll be asked to answer on your UIUC application, and learn how to answer those prompts like a pro.

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Major-Specific Questions

When you apply to UIUC, you'll respond to two to three major-specific prompts. Prepare for these questions now with our assistance!

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The UIUC Essay

Stressed about writing your official application essay? Don't be! We're here to help you represent yourself well with an irresistible essay.

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College Credit

If you've taken college-level classes in high school, you might be able to get UIUC course credit for them.

Credit Options

More to Explore

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Make Your High School Experience Count

High school is the perfect time for making friends, experiencing new things, and preparing for college. Does this sound like a lot to fit into four years? Let us help!

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Testing Tips

Let's be honest: No one looks forward to standardized tests. But with our testing tips to help you, you'll be able to take the ACT or SAT with confidence (and maybe even aplomb!).

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How to Apply to UIUC

The day has come, and you're ready to apply to UIUC. Congratulations! Make sure you don't miss a single deadline, application checklist item, or chance to show off your abilities.

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Application FAQ

Still have questions? We have answers.

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