Alternative admission at the junior level is available for students who have a minimum of 12-15 years of life/work learning experience (beyond high school) that may be considered in lieu of traditional classroom learning acquired during the first and second years of college. The admissions committee provides individual assessments of an applicant’s eligibility based on a written narrative, three letters of recommendation, and demonstration of competency in the areas of general education equal to the lower-division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree at UIS. These competencies may be demonstrated by taking required courses or by taking the College Level Examination Program (CLEP) tests covering the competency areas needed. Official transcripts from all colleges or universities where credit was attempted or earned are required. Contact the Office of Admissions for additional information.