Counselor FAQ


The list of applicants from your high school can be found on our counselor website. You can also see the major to which they applied, their second-choice major, their current application status, and if they met the early action deadline.

Please email your Illinois admissions counselor or contact our office directly.

No, we don't use or accept letters of recommendation.

You have the ability to submit a letter of explanation on behalf of a student through the counselor website. This can be submitted in situations where a student isn’t comfortable providing us information him or herself, including information about extenuating or unusual circumstances that may have impacted the academic record and/or if you feel it's important for the admissions review committee to hear your perspective of the events.

You can submit a fee waiver through the counselor website (our preferred method) once a student has applied. The waiver is automatically matched with the student's application. The fee waiver form can also be emailed, mailed, or faxed to our office. Please submit only one form per student.

We recommend you include information about grading scales, advanced-level coursework that is available (including listing the AP courses offered), size and demographics of the school and of the senior-year class, and any other unique or unusual information about your school, including information you feel is important for the admissions review committee to know. Profiles can be uploaded through the counselor website, emailed directly to your Illinois admissions counselor, or sent to our general email account.