Dates & Deadlines for First-Year Applicants

Following are the application dates for Fall 2021 admission.

Early Action Filing Period

September 1 – November 15

You must submit your completed application and application fee (or fee waiver) by 11:59 p.m. CST on November 15. 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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Admission Notification

  • February 19

In order to allow you additional time to potentially retest and to provide a thorough holistic review during the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending the early action notification for the 2021 application cycle. All decisions will be released on February 19. 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.

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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