Denied First-Year FAQ


It means that you haven’t been selected for admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

It means that you didn’t meet audition or portfolio requirements for admission. If you’d like more information about the results of your audition or portfolio review, contact the department to which you applied directly.

If you listed a second-choice major on the application, you were considered for your first-choice major and your second-choice major, as well as related majors and the Division of General Studies.

First, contact our office to discuss your individual situation. You may then submit the Admission Appeal Form in myIllini to be considered for a new major.

You should call our office to discuss options based on your academic and career goals.

You can’t submit a new application for the term to which you were denied. You must wait to reapply for the next admission term.

One option is to apply to UIUC as a transfer student. We also offer a variety of Pathway programs in which you'll begin your undergraduate experience at a partner community college before transferring to UIUC.


Yes, you can submit the Admission Appeal Form in myIllini. Contact our office prior to submitting the form to discuss your options. An appeal should only be filed if new and compelling information is available or if you'd like to be considered for a program you didn't list as your first or second choice on the application. We won’t consider 7th semester grades. New test scores will only be considered if they are received before regular decisions are posted.

No decisions will be made before March 1. After submitting your appeal, allow 2 to 4 weeks for a decision to be made. Once it has, your status will be updated in myIllini. The deadline to submit an appeal is April 15.

You are not able to appeal with a different test-optional selection. If you chose to report your scores on the application, those scores will be considered if you appeal. If you chose not to report your scores, we will not consider them in the appeal.