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UIUC Transfer Acceptance Rate

Last Updated on June 15, 2021 by

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This is the complete guide for transferring to Illinois. We suggest you read until the end – you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Illinois.

Illinois requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission ItemRequired?
High School TranscriptRequired of All
College TranscriptRequired of All
Essay or Personal StatementRequired of All
InterviewNot Required
Standardized Test ScoresRequired of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior InstitutionNot Required

In addition to the above requirements, Illinois also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

Illinois requires a minimum of 36 credits.

What are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Illinois transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing DateReported Deadline
Fall Transfer DeadlineMarch 1
Winter Transfer Deadline
Spring Transfer DeadlineOctober 15
Summer Transfer DeadlineMarch 1

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few ?

When are decision dates for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to Illinois on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

DeadlineNotification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadlinemid-April
Winter Transfer Deadline
Spring Transfer Deadlinelate November
Summer Transfer Deadlinemid-April


Application PortalCoalition Application/MyIllini application (Undergraduate Applicant)
Online Graduate Portal (Graduate Applicant)
Application Fee75 USD (International Undergraduate Applicant);
90 USD (International Graduate Applicant)
Acceptance Rate59%
Graduation Rate85%
SAT Score (Middle 50%)1400-1530
ACT Score (Middle 50%)26-32
Mode of PaymentVisa/MasterCard Credit Card
Academic CalendarSemester Based
Intake SeasonsFall, Spring, and Summer
Work ExperienceRequired for certain graduate programs
Financial AidScholarship, Grants, and Loans
International Student Helpdesk[email protected]

University of Illinois Deadlines

The University has strict specific deadlines and applicants are advised to send their application well in advance in order to avoid any unforeseen problem that could result in rejection. International applicants should submit the application ten months prior to the intended semester of entry.

First year (regular Decision)15th October
Transfer (on campus)2nd November
Transfer (online)Varies according to the program chosen
Honors college1st December
First year (regular decision)1st February
First year (early action)2nd November
Transfer (on campus)1st April
Transfer (online)varies according to the program chosen
Transfer- Nursing15th January
Honors College (first year)1st December (priority)
1st February (final)
Honor College (transfer)3rd May (priority)
1st June (final)
Business Scholar1st December (priority)
1st February (final)
Scholarship Priority (first year)1st December

University of Illinois International Student Admissions

University of Illinois accepts international applicants provided they meet the minimum eligibility criteria and submit the required documents. Applications must be submitted before the deadlines to be considered for admissions.

Application Portal:

  • Undergraduate: Coalition Application or Myillini Application
  • Graduate: Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee:

  • 75 USD (Undergraduate Applicant)
  • 90 USD (Graduate Applicant)

Admission Requirements: International applicants must satisfy the following requirements to be eligible for the University of Illinois admissions-

  • Completed Application
  • Copy of Transcripts
    • High school/equivalent
    • Bachelors/Master’s Degree (Graduate)
    • List of courses taken along with grades (Class 9 to Class 12)
    • Should be accompanied by certified translations if not in English.
  • SAT/ACT Scores
    • ACT Code: 1154
    • SAT I Code: 1836
  • GMAT/GRE Scores for certain graduate programs.
  • Certification of Finances
  • Proof of financial support (If any)
  • Copy of passport
  • Essay and/or Personal Statement (Graduate)
  • 1 – 3 Letters of recommendation (Graduate)
  • Resume (Graduate)

There may be some additional requirements for certain programs:

  • Portfolio
  • Writing Sample
  • Audition/ Personal Interview

English Proficiency Test Scores

International applicants with a native language other than English are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency to study in the USA. Applicants must check the program-specific requirements. The minimum required English Language Test scores for most of the programs are:

TestMinimum for Limited Status AdmissionMinimum for Full Status Admission
TOEFL iBT79103
Duolingo English Test105125

Visa Process for International Students

International applicants need to apply for an F1 or J1 student visa to study in the USA. Accepted students will be issued an I -20 form by the University of Illinois. Applicants are then required to pay the SEVIS Fee and apply for a student visa at the US embassy at their place of permanent residence.

Documents required for visa application are:

  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of Financial Support
    • Certificate of Finances
    • Affidavit of Support
    • Current Bank Statement.
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Acceptance Letter
  • Academic Qualifications
  • I-20/DS 2019 form
  • Receipt of SEVIS Fee

Once done with all the formalities, schedule and attend the visa interview.

University of Illinois Undergraduate Admission

University of Illinois offers admission to both domestic and international students in over 50 programs like Chemistry, Communication, Economics, Accounts, Research and Experimental Psychology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Computer Engineering, Finance, Computer Science, Statistics, Advertising, Political Science and Government, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry.

The admission process is almost similar for the international and domestic applicants. Although international applications must satisfy some additional requirements.

Where to Apply

University Application Portal(myIllini) or Coalition Application

Application Fee: 90 USD

Admission Requirements: Applicants are required to submit the following documents in order to be eligible for admission at the university.

Course Requirements
English4 years
Math3 or 3.5 years (4 are recommended)
Social Science2 years ( 4 are recommended)
Lab Science2 years ( 4 are recommended)
Language2 years ( 4 are recommended)
Flexible Academic units2 years (4 are recommended)
  • Application fee or fee waiver form.
  • Self-report the high school courses and grades in application.
  • Copy of complete high school transcripts/mark sheets.
  • English Proficiency Test Scores (TOEFL, IELTS)
  • SAT or ACT Score Report (Not compulsory)
  • Original bank letter
  • Verification/affidavit of sponsor’s financial support form
  • Copy of passport and proof of funding documentation (if requesting I-20 or DS-2019)
  • Waiver of confidential Information
  • Immunization Requirement
  • Submit a portfolio or complete an audition or interview (in case of talent-based majors)

University of Illinois Graduate Admissions

It offers more than 100 graduate programs in the fields of Accountancy, Agriculture, Art, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, etc. Admission requirements may vary with the programs. Applicants must check the program-specific requirements.

Application Portal: Graduate Application Portal

Application Fee: 70 USD

Admission Requirements: The program-specific requirements of certain master’s degrees offered by the University of Illinois are tabulated below:

RequirementsMBAMS in Computer ScienceMS in JournalismMA in EnglishMS in Architectural Studies
DeadlinesMay 30 (Fall)December 15th (Fall)October 1 (Spring)
January 15 (Fall )
December 2 (Fall)January 15 (Fall)
GRE/GMATGMATGRE (Optional)GRE (If minimum education qualifications are not met)GREGRE
Letter of RecommendationRequired (2 letters)Not RequiredRequiredRequiredRequired (3 Letters)
Professional CV/ ResumeRequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredNot RequiredRequired
Personal StatementRequiredRequiredRequiredRequiredRequired
Additional RequirementsPre-requisite courses in Computer SciencePersonal Interview; Writing SampleWriting SamplePortfolio, Relevant Professional Work Experience

The University of Illinois does a holistic review of applications. International applicants are advised to apply ten months prior to the application deadlines. Applicants can track the application status through the student application portal.

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