Dates & Deadlines for Freshman Applicants

Early Action Filing Period

September 1 – November 1

You must submit your completed application and application fee (or fee waiver) by 11:59 p.m. CDT on November 1. Doing so may give you the best chance for being admitted to our most selective programs and special attention for admission to honors programs and for merit awards.

Application Filing Period

September 1 – January 5

You must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CST on January 5. We need to receive your application fee (or fee waiver) by January 15.

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Planning Ahead

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Admission Notification

  • Early Action: December 13
  • Regular Decision: February 28

If you meet our early action deadline of November 1, your status will be updated in mid-December. 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 December, your decision will be announced in late February. 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.