Step 3: Submit Any Required Statements/Writing Sample

  • For best consideration for admission as a first-year student, a statement of 500-750 words may be submitted. We want to hear about your professional aspirations, intellectual interests, and personal experiences relevant to your choice of a specific academic program. Please note, all first-year students admitted to the university will be considered for the Capital Scholars Honors Program which requires submission of a writing sample.
  • Applicants to an online or graduate program, should consult their chosen program for specific requirements.

Step 4: Submit All Applicable Test Scores

The UIS application for admission does NOT require ACT/SAT scores for first-year students who will start college Summer 2021, Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

  • GRE, GMAT, and TOEFL: institutional code for UIS is 1787
  • ACT: institutional code for UIS is 1137
  • CLEP and SAT: institutional code for UIS is 0834

Step 5: Pay Your Application Fee

UIS is waiving the application fee for Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 terms!

  • Non-refundable application fee. You will have the chance to submit it online after completing the online application. Alternately, it can also be mailed to the university, payable to University of Illinois Springfield.
    • Domestic students:
      Undergraduate: $50
      Graduate: $60
    • International students:
      Undergraduate: $60
      Graduate: $75

Step 6: International Applicants Needing a Visa


Other Information

  • Applying for an online program is the same procedure as applying for an on-campus program.
  • Graduate and Online students should be sure to check specific program requirements; there may be an additional application for the program you wish to enter.
  • Freshman applicants who are eligible for the Honors Program will automatically be reviewed by the Honors Program; no extra application is required.