Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Following are the application dates for fall 2022 admission.

Application Opens

September 1

Our application opens on all platforms on September 1.

Priority Admission Deadline

November 1

To be eligible for priority admission, you must submit your application by 11:59 p.m. CT on November 1, and all required items must be received by November 10. 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.

If you’re applying through Common App, you're only able to select "Regular Decision" as your preferred admission plan. However, you'll be eligible for priority admission if you submit the application by the priority deadline and all other items, including your self-reported academic record (SRAR), by November 10.

Regular Admission 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 15.

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Admission Notification

  • Mid-February

All decisions will be released in mid-February. Closer to that time, we'll send you an email with the exact day and time your decision will be released. You'll be able to 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.

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