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The simple steps to becoming EIU

The admission process seems intimidating, but thanks to MyEIU, we’ve made it simpler than ever. Your MyEIU account takes you through every step.

Sign Up for MyEIU and Learn More about Eastern

Your MyEIU account is free and easy; all it takes is an email address to get started. You can even sign up via Facebook! Once you've logged into MyEIU, you can learn everything there is to know about Eastern and get information about everything the university has to offer — all tailored to your unique set of interests!

Schedule a Visit to EIU

While MyEIU will serve as a vital source for info and updates, we still encourage you to visit our campus prior to applying! A visit can be scheduled through MyEIU, and several dates are available.

Apply to Eastern

Once you've decided Eastern Illinois University is for you, you can apply to EIU via your MyEIU account! Just click the "Apply Now" button and get the process started.

Keep an Eye on Your Admission Status

You'll be able to keep tabs on the status of your application through MyEIU; you'll receive a message when you have been officially admitted to EIU!

Reserve Your Spot at Eastern

Congratulations! Now that you've been admitted to EIU, ensure your spot in the student body by paying your new student deposit.

Make Housing Arrangements

Another important thing to do once you've been admitted is figure out where you're going to live! Freshmen are generally required to live on campus in a residence hall, and you'll be able to check out all our options and apply for housing through the MyEIU system.

Schedule an Orientation Session

All freshmen are required to attend an orientation session prior to their first semester at Eastern, and you can book your spot through MyEIU by April 20. We offer many orientation dates throughout the summer, providing you an opportunity to get to know EIU, meet with your freshman advisor and schedule classes.

Join Us in Charleston!

Now you're ready for your first semester at Eastern! Welcome to the EIU family! We're glad to have you, and we're confident you'll be glad you came!

Applying for Admission

If you're not a first-time college student, you may not be in quite the right place! Don't worry, though. We'll get you pointed in the right direction. Just find yourself in the list below.

You can also get in touch with our admissions counselors at 877-581-2348 or via email at admissions@eiu.edu. They'll be able to get you on the right path!

After Admission

Upon admission new freshman will be asked to submit an enrollment deposit by May 1 and all students living on campus a housing deposit by June 12. Prior to your arrival on campus, all first time students will also be asked to complete a medical examination form and will be contacted regarding your class schedule, housing accommodations and other details.