FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions

The University of Illinois at Springfield

Admission Questions and Helpful Forms

General Questions

Policies & Procedures

Residency

Reports


General Questions

  • What is Tuition at UIS? Check our tuition rates.
  • I have applied, how can I check my status? Students who have applied online can check your application status online.
  • I have applied but need to change my term of entry; what do I need to do? 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.
  • I would like to apply for admission, but need an application fee waiver. Application fees may be waived in certain cases. Fill out and submit the Application Fee Waiver Form to be considered.
  • I applied online but did not pay the application fee at that time, how can I pay it now? You can pay your application fee at any time on your Application Status Page.
  • I have been admitted, what do I do next? Please refer to your admission packet for next steps. If you do not have that yet or have misplaced it, go to I’m Admitted! What’s Next?
  • I have accepted my offer to attend, what do I do next?  Go to I’m Admitted! What’s Next?
  • I have been taking course as a Non-Degree Seeking Student but have reached my limit, what do I do to continue taking courses? You must fill out a Non-Degree Declaration Form to continue as a Non-Degree Seeking Student or you must apply for a degree program.
  • I just have a few questions but don’t need a full visit, can I make an appointment to talk with an Admission Counselor? Appointments and Individual Visits can be arranged by calling the Office of Admission.
  • I would like to have some information about admission to UIS sent to me, who do I contact? Request Information today.
  • Can I learn more about faculty and staff responsibilities at UIS? Please visit the Academic Staff Handbook website
  • Do you accept three year bachelor’s degrees for graduate study? 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.
  • What is the mailing address for the Office of Admission?
    Office of Admission
    University of Illinois at Springfield
    One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
    Springfield, Illinois 62703-5407
  • What is the phone number for the Office of Admission? Call us at 217-206-4847 or 888/977-4847.
  • What are the hours for the Office of Admission? We are open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Policies & Procedures

Rescission of Admission Offers

All admission offers are made on a conditional basis, and the offer can be rescinded at any point up to the first day of instruction of the admission term. Reasons for rescission of admission offers include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Failing to submit your official academic records by set deadlines.
  • Negative changes in academic performance in courses listed as in-progress on the application for admission. For freshmen, this would likely be your senior year courses. For transfers, this would be any college courses ungraded at the time of your application.
  • Unapproved schedule changes in courses listed as in-progress on the application for admission. For transfers, this could include dropping courses required for admission.
  • Downward changes in level of rigor of your coursework listed as in-progress on your application for admission. For freshmen, this could include dropping advanced-level courses and replacing with regular-level courses or dropping college preparatory classes for electives.
  • The cancellation of the test score used in the decision to offer you admission.
  • Disciplinary action taken against you by an educational institution, including but not limited to suspension and expulsion, at any time following the submission of your application until your first scheduled day of instruction at Illinois.
  • Failing to report disciplinary action taken against you by an educational institution at the time you accepted your admission offer, or if applicable, at any time following the submission of your application until your first scheduled day of instruction at Illinois. Failure to report such disciplinary action may also lead to disciplinary action if discovered after you have begun instruction at the university. This policy applied to all admits.
  • Failing to report any convictions of or pending charges for a criminal offense that have already occurred at the time you accepted your admission offer, or if applicable, at any time following the acceptance of your admission offer until your first scheduled day of instruction at Illinois. Failure to report such convictions or charges may also lead to disciplinary action if discovered after you have begun instruction at the university. See our Criminal History Policy and Frequently Asked Questions. This policy applies to all admits.
  • Withholding pertinent information requested on the application or giving false information, including failure to report all high school and/or collegiate credit.
  • Providing falsified documents as part of the application materials.

If any of these are discovered on or after the first day of instruction, dismissal can occur.

International Credential Evaluation

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.


Residency

UIS follow the University of Illinois Residency Regulations.  For more information see, Residency Information for the University of Illinois. If you have questions, after reviewing the Requirements and Frequently Asked Questions, contact the Admission department at 217/206-4847.


Reports

Faculty/Staff reporting requests are now handled by Information Technology Services. If you have a report request, please complete the request form found at Information Technology Services.