Freshman Applicants

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Your journey to Illinois starts long before you apply. Make sure you're doing everything you can now to become an Illini later.

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From application filing periods to notification dates, we've put all of the days you care about in one spot.

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We use a holistic approach when reviewing applications. We want to know who you really are and why you're meant for Illinois.

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Once you're officially an Illini, your personalized checklist will become your new best friend.

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