Dates & Deadlines for Freshman Applicants

Early Action Filing Period

September 1 – November 1

You must submit your completed application and application fee (or fee waiver) by 11:59 p.m. CDT on November 1. 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

  • Early: December 14
  • Regular: March 1

If you meet our early action deadline of November 1, your status will be updated on December 14. Depending on the competitiveness of the major you select, you may not receive a final decision at this time. If you apply after our early action deadline or don't receive a final decision on December 14, your decision will be announced on March 1. 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.