Admission Requirements

m6To obtain general information about the admissions process and criteria or to request a University catalog, potential students should contact the Office of Admissions.

Evaluation of student credentials is completed formally by Admissions and then forwarded to the Mathematics Program office. Anyone who wishes to enroll in this program must first be accepted by the University of Illinois at Springfield; the program’s decision about admission will be made only after all transcripts and the UIS application have been received.

To apply, students must meet the following criteria for transferring to UIS or entering a major program as a Capital Scholar:

  • Minimum of 30 credit hours at the lower-division level
  • Grade point average of 2.00 or higher on a 4.00 scale from an accredited college or university
  • Three semester hours of English composition (as the minimum requirement for University admission) with the grade of “C” or better

Students must also meet entrance requirements specific to the UIS Math Program:

  • Three semesters of Calculus
  • Demonstration of the ability to write computer programs in a procedural language (any procedural/computer language program taken: for example, for academic credit or participation in formal training/workforce education experiences)
  • Complete MAT 330 (Entrance Assessment) during the first semester of coursework at UIS

Courses taken to satisfy matriculation requirements are not counted as part of the 48 credit hours of upper-division work needed for graduation. Students may begin work toward a degree before matriculation into the program, but matriculation should be completed before the last 16 semester hours of MAT courses needed for graduation.

Note: Required and elective MAT courses must be taken for a letter grade. The credit/no credit option is not acceptable.

Application Materials

After meeting the requirements for application to UIS, potential students should submit the following to the Admissions Office:

  • Official or certified academic transcripts. Photocopies will not be accepted.
  • All applicable test scores (GRE, GMAT, TOEFL); the code for UIS is 1787.
  • UIS Application for Admission form. This form can either be submitted electronically or downloaded and mailed to the Office of Admissions and Records.
  • A non-refundable application fee payable to the University of Illinois at Springfield: $50 for U.S. citizens, $60 (US currency) for international students.
  • For all students born on or after January 1, 1957: proof of immunization for tetanus/diphtheria (DPT/DT), measles, mumps, and rubella. International students must additionally provide documentation of a negative chest x-ray or tuberculin skin test. (Students taking ONLY online classes are exempt from this requirement; however, note that this requirement is reassessed each semester as you enroll in new classes. If you do not file your immunization records with Health Services and obtain an exemption, you may receive a general healthcare hold before you can register. Questions may be directed to Health Services, (217) 206-6676.

For international students applying from abroad, the deadlines for completing files are: June 1 for fall terms, November 1 for spring terms, and April 1 for summer sessions.

Students will be notified in writing regarding admissions status. The UIS Admissions Office keeps student applications for one year. In the event that a student applies for admission but isn’t able to attend immediately (within the application year), s/he should contact the Office of Admissions and request that the application remain active until s/he can attend.

Conditional Admission

There are some instances in which students are admitted conditionally to the University in their first semester at UIS. A conditional acceptance means that they still have to submit required information to UIS before they can be officially admitted. For example, they may be unable to have all their official transcripts sent to the Admissions Office by the start of the semester. As a second example, if they are able to show sufficient documentation of a minimum of 45 hours of coursework and a 2.0 GPA, they might be conditionally admitted until all official transcripts can be obtained by UIS.