Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Following are the application dates for fall 2025 admission.

Application Opens

September 1

Our application opens on September 1.

Early Action Deadline

November 1

To be eligible for early action admission, you must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CT on November 1, and all required items must be received by November 7. Meeting this deadline may give you the best chance for being admitted to our most selective programs. You may also receive special attention for admission to honors programs and for merit awards. Early action is non-binding, meaning you're not required to attend if you're admitted.

Regular Decision Deadline

January 5

You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CT on January 5. All required items must be received by January 11.

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Admission Notification

  • Early Action: January 31
  • Regular Decision: February 28

If you meet our early action deadline of November 1, your status will be updated January 31. Depending on the competitiveness of the major you select, you may not receive a final decision at this time. If you apply after our early action deadline or don't receive a final decision in January, your decision will be announced on February 28. You can check your admission status in myIllini.

Honors & Scholarship Notification

By April 1

If you're selected to an honors program or awarded a scholarship, you'll receive notification after your offer of admission but no later than April 1.

Accept Deadline

May 1

National College Decision Day, the deadline for students to commit to a college, is May 1. If you're ready to accept your offer to UIUC, you can do so in myIllini.