The Office of Admission uses the evaluations provided in order to establish GPAs, verify the accreditation of the institutions where applicants previously obtained degrees, and to benchmark completed coursework in order to establish if applicants have met their intended programs prerequisites. An applicant will not be have their application evaluated and an admission decision issued without submitting the correct evaluation type for a transfer application.
Students who attended an international high school, university, or college and wish to be considered for enrollment at UIS must provide to the Office of Admission:
A professional credential evaluation completed by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). See www.naces.org for a complete list of member agencies.
UIS Alumni with a UIS awarded degree and currently enrolled students who do not have a NACES evaluation on file will not be required to submit a NACES member evaluation. Please note that a NACES member evaluations cannot be submitted in order to “update” a GPA.
Extraordinary admission instances, such as educational strikes, applicants that identify as a ‘refugee’ or ‘asylee’, etc. will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Please contact email@example.com in order to determine next steps with a formal request including a full description of the circumstances and any available supporting documentation.
Completed applications should be received 3 months prior to the intended enrollment date to accommodate necessary processing time and the issuance of the required Form I-20. Suggested primary review dates:
Fall Term (August) Advisory Deadline: June 1st
Spring Term (January) Advisory Deadline: Nov 1st
Summer Term (Athletic Training Only): April 1st
If you need help or have special circumstances please let us know.
Suggested Deadlines are posted to help insure that admission can be completed and immigration documents prepared for students to take to the U.S. Embassy / Consulate in the home country to apply for a student visa in a timely manner.