Counselor Forms

Put it in writing.

Following are short descriptions of the forms you or your students might use throughout the Illinois application process.

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myIllini Application Worksheet

Our myIllini Application Worksheet can be handed out to your students to help guide them through the myIllini application. You can fill in the blanks yourself or walk the students through it.

Fee Waiver Form

Our Fee Waiver Form may only be submitted by a high school or college counselor or other school official. It allows you to request an application waiver fee for a student based on economic need. This form can also be found on our counselor website.

Counselor Explanation Form

Our Counselor Explanation Form may only be submitted by a high school or college counselor or other school official. It allows you to verify or explain an applicant’s extenuating circumstances that may have affected his or her academic record. It should not be used to submit a general recommendation for an applicant. This form can also be found on our counselor website.

Admission Appeal Form

Applicants can access the Admission Appeal Form through myIllini. It allows students to submit an appeal if they’ve been denied admission or haven’t been admitted to their first-choice major for the current application cycle. Requests should only be submitted if new and compelling information is available relevant to the admissions criteria not on the original application.

Biographical Change Form

Applicants can access the Biographical Change Form through myIllini. It allows students to submit changes or corrections to the biographical information submitted in their application. Students must have an active application on file for the current application cycle to submit this form.

Program/Term Change Form

Applicants can access the Program/Term Change Form through myIllini. It allows students to submit a request for a different program, along with a new essay for that program, or a different entry term than what they originally selected on their application. Students must have an active application on file or be admitted for the current application cycle to submit this form.

Course Change Form

Applicants can access the Course Change Form through myIllini. It allows students to submit any course schedule changes they’ve made to their senior year or college course schedule since submitting their application. They can also submit corrections to their self-reported courses and grades through this form.

An Admissions staff member will contact the student if a decision has already been made on his or her application and any such changes will affect the status of that decision. If the student hasn’t received a final decision, this information will be used in the review process. If the student has already been admitted, he or she shouldn’t make any changes to his or her senior year schedule unless our office has approved the changes.

Delayed Admission Form

Applicants can access the Delayed Admission Form through myIllini. This program allows newly admitted, degree-seeking students to delay the start of attendance to allow a planned interlude for specific, acceptable reasons. A delay of admission may be requested for 1 or 2 semesters. A delay for up to 2 years may be granted to a student whose U.S. military commitment has been extended for more than 1 year.

The intent of the program is to allow students time to participate in extraordinary opportunities. Unfortunately, some students must delay admission due to unforeseen events, such as medical emergencies, serious health conditions, or U.S. military orders. Each individual’s situation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Financial, visa, and flight-booking complications aren't regarded as reasons to delay admission. Neither is attending another academic institution.

Students should submit this form as soon as they know a delay of admission will be needed and no later than 1 month before the beginning of the term to which they’ve been admitted.

Application Withdrawal Form

Applicants can access the Application Withdrawal Form through myIllini. It allows students who are no longer interested in attending Illinois to withdraw their application before a final decision is made. It does not allow an application to be withdrawn and a new one submitted.

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