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.

Denied First-Year FAQ

Decisions

It means that you haven’t been selected for admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

It means that you didn’t meet audition or portfolio requirements for admission. If you’d like more information about the results of your audition or portfolio review, contact the department to which you applied directly.

If you listed a second-choice major on the application, you were considered for your first-choice major and your second-choice major.

First, contact our office to discuss your individual situation. Our call volume is very high after a decision notification date, but we'll get back to you as soon as we can. After you talk to a counselor, you may submit the Admission Appeal Form in myIllini to be considered for a new major.

You should call our office to discuss options based on your academic and career goals. Our call volume is very high after a decision notification date, but we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

You can’t submit a new application for the term to which you were denied. You must wait to reapply for the next admission term.

One option is to apply to UIUC as a transfer student. We also offer a variety of Pathway programs in which you'll begin your undergraduate experience at a partner community college before transferring to UIUC.

Appeals

Yes, you can submit the Admission Appeal Form in myIllini. Contact our office prior to submitting the form to discuss your options. Our call volume is very high after a decision notification date, but we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

An appeal should only be filed if new and compelling information is available or if you'd like to be considered for a program you didn't list as your first or second choice on the application. We won’t consider 7th semester grades. New test scores will only be considered if they are received before regular decisions are posted.

No decisions will be made before March 15. After submitting your appeal, allow two to four weeks for a decision to be made. Once it has, your status will be updated in myIllini. The deadline to submit an appeal is April 1.

You are not able to appeal with a different test-optional selection. If you chose to report your scores on the application, those scores will be considered if you appeal. If you chose not to report your scores, we will not consider them in the appeal.

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