Undergraduate Admission

Undergraduate admission to the University of Illinois at Springfield includes applicants to any bachelor's degree program. In addition, the campus offers alternative admissions, a senior learners program, and special admission for students not seeking a degree. Each of these admission options is discussed in detail below, along with other important admission requirements.

A first-time freshman applicant is a degree-seeking student who applies for admission

  • While attending high school, regardless of the amount of AP, IB, or college credit earned, OR
  • Plans to attend a summer term (only) at a college immediately following high school graduation, OR
  • Graduated from high school and has not attended another post-secondary institution as a degree-seeking undergraduate student.

A transfer freshman applicant is a degree-seeking student who applied for admission

  • Does not meet first-time freshman criteria, AND
  • Has attempted or earned less than 30 semester hours of transferable college credit by the desired term of entry.

A transfer applicant is a student who has

  • Attempted or earned 30 semester hours or more of transferable college credit by the desired term of entry.

A non-degree applicant is a student who

  • Desires to take classes at UIS but does not wish to earn a degree. Non-degree is a guest status and is typically not eligible for financial assistance.

Application forms can be submitted online at www.uis.edu/admissions/applyToday/.

To request a paper application, please write to:
Office of Admissions
University of Illinois at Springfield
One University Plaza, MS UHB 1080
Springfield, IL 62703-5407