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Use the links below to apply online, or to download an application that you can return via postal mail.

  • Check out the “How to Apply” section for step-by-step instructions
  • 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.

Online Applications for Admission:

You will be directed to create an account. Email is required. If you wish to create your application using social media credentials, you may choose “Log in” instead of “Create an account”.

Downloadable Applications for Admission:

Please download the appropriate application form and mail the completed application to the UIS Office of Admission. Please note any closed programs. If you apply for a program that is closed after the date the program closed is posted, your application fee will not be refunded in any case. You will be required to complete a new application and pay a new fee.

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How to Apply

If you believe you meet the requirements for application to UIS, please follow these procedures:


Admission Requirements

Residency Requirements

Post-9/11 GI Bill Residency Information

Specific Program Requirements in the UIS Catalog

Course Schedules

Course Descriptions

    • Complete the appropriate Application for Admission form. This form can  be submitted electronically or downloaded and mailed to the Office of Admission.
    • Send official or certified academic records/transcripts to the Office of Admission or via email to Photocopies will not be accepted.
      • International Academic Records Note: Students who apply to the University of Illinois at Springfield on or after July 1, 2019, and have international academic records must arrange (at their expense) to have their record(s) evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) member organization. Our recommended evaluation service is World Education Services (WES), but we will accept an evaluation from any NACES member. All evaluations will typically include certified copies of the documents used to conduct the evaluation. If certified copies of your academic record(s) are not included with the evaluation, you will be responsible for requesting that official documents be sent to UIS from each institution attended, along with an English translation (if the records are in a language other than English). Please Refer to the list below in order to determine the type of evaluation required for your application to UIS, or to determine if this requirement is applicable to you.
    • Submit any required statements/writing sample.
      • Complete the prompted question on your application status page or submit a statement that tells UIS a little bit about your and what you want us to know about you and consider for admission.
      • The Honors Program requires submission of a writing sample. Upload your writing sample on your application status page.
        • Please address the following: The Capital Scholars Honors Program values leadership and engagement. How do you see UIS and the Honors Program helping you (further) develop your leadership skills, becoming engaged in the campus community, and preparing you for your future career?
      • Applicants to an online or graduate program, should consult their chosen program for specific requirements.
    • To submit test scores, use the following codes.
      • UIS is test optional (ACT/SAT) through Fall 2021 for freshmen admission. Test scores may be submitted if applicants feel that they are an accurate representation of their abilities. Applicants that do not submit test scores will not be disadvantaged in the admission or scholarship processes.
Test UIS Code
ACT 1137
AP, CLEP, SAT 0834
  • Application Fee.
    • Non-refundable application fee. You can submit on your application status page after submission of the online application.
      • Domestic students:
        Undergraduate: $50
        Graduate: $60
      • International students:
        Undergraduate: $60
        Graduate: $75
  • International Applicants needing a Visa.
    • Once Admission receives your materials, the International Student Services Department issues your I-20. Please refer to the Initial Form I-20 website for more information about what actions you will need to take in order to receive your I-20.
  • Once everything is received, the UIS admission staff will review your application and notify you accordingly. Check your status online.