Denied Transfer FAQ


An admissions counselor would be happy to provide more information regarding the admission decision. Contact us at 217-333-0302 and ask to speak with a counselor.

We encourage you to reapply once you have 30 graded transferable hours at your institution. Please refer to our Transfer Handbook for a list of transfer admission prerequisites. Appealing once your current semester grades have been finalized may also be an option. Please contact our office to see if this makes sense for you.

This means you’re missing courses required for admission to your selected major. You have the option of taking the required missing courses before the term of enrollment or requesting to be considered for your second-choice major. Check your status page in myIllini for additional information regarding this decision.

Depending on your program of study, this may be possible. If you’re interested in completing your application, contact us at 217-333-0302 for more information.

No, you can’t submit a new application for the term to which you were denied. You must wait to reapply for the next available admission term. Please review our open and closed majors to see if your desired program is available in the next term.


Yes. You can submit the Decision Appeal Form in myIllini to be considered for your original major or a new major. We encourage you to speak with an admissions counselor regarding your intent to appeal before submitting the Decision Appeal Form. Contact an admission counselor at 217-333-0302 for more information.

We’ll notify you of your decision 2 to 4 weeks after your appeal has been submitted. The deadline to appeal is December 20 for spring and June 1 for summer and fall. Your decision will be posted within myIllini.