We understand your concerns regarding the current financial aid delays, and we're sorry this is happening! We're committed to minimizing the impact on you and your family, and, if needed, we will change our FAFSA and college commitment deadlines. Our decision to change our deadlines will be announced no later than March 15. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Office of Student Financial Aid directly.

Dates & Deadlines for Transfer Applicants

Following are the dates and deadlines for transfer students applying for spring/fall 2024 admission.

Spring

  • Application Filing Period: September 15 – October 15
  • Notification Timing: Decisions released from November to December

Our application opens in September for spring applicants. You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CDT on October 15. All supporting materials (including transcripts, test scores if applicable, and an application fee or fee waiver) must arrive to our office by October 20. Please note that no priority filing period exists for spring applicants. Decisions will be released from November to mid-December.

Fall

  • Application Filing Period: January 15 – April 5
  • Priority Deadline: March 1
  • Notification Timing: Decisions released from March to May

Our application opens in January for fall applicants. You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CDT on April 5. For the best chance at admission to your program of choice, we strongly encourage you to submit your application and all supporting materials (including transcripts, test scores if applicable, and an application fee or fee waiver) by our March 1 priority deadline. If supporting materials aren't received by March 1 but arrive by April 5, you'll be considered as meeting our regular deadline. Decisions will be released from March to May.

Online Programs

Our online programs will consider applications for fall admission through July 15. To apply to one of these programs from April 6 to July 15, please submit a late petition through myIllini.

Summer Term

Note that students don't apply directly for our summer term. If you're interested in taking summer courses at Illinois, you may apply for fall and request a term change if you're admitted.

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