Visit your Application Status Page to defer your application one time (up to one year). Applicants need to submit the deferral form prior to the start of the term for which they applied in order to avoid reapplication.
Our admission rules require that an applicant have a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university. These accrediting agencies typically define a bachelor’s degree in the United States as requiring four years to complete. In reality, it may take longer or shorter to complete a degree, but the amount of work involved must be relatively the same. In the past few years, confusion has arisen as to the equivalence of the three year bachelor’s degree offered in some countries. Some are treated as equivalent to the U.S. bachelor’s degree, while others are not. To make this determination, UIS requires that a course-by-course evaluation be received from a NACES member organization.
UIS offers 49 bachelor’s degrees, so we can help you continue your education without missing a beat. In many cases, UIS has a degree that aligns with your area of study. If there’s not an exact equivalent, we’ll work with you to find a degree that matches your interests and goals and maximizes your college credits and experience. You will earn a University of Illinois degree, joining more than 740,000 living alumni across the globe, including teachers, entrepreneurs, artists, researchers, business leaders, and Nobel Prize winners.
Our Admission team will work closely with you to apply as many of your credits as possible toward a UIS degree. Transfer work must be similar in nature, level, and content to courses at UIS. Credit for transfer courses is either applied as direct equivalents or applied to a degree in a manner determined by the department and college.
UIS combines the power of the University of Illinois system with the atmosphere of a smaller university. Students say our right-sized community feels like home, and they have the resources they need to succeed academically, professionally and personally. Learn more about UIS.