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Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

Admission requirements for Eastern Illinois University transfer students vary depending on the amount of college coursework completed prior to the transfer and the grades received in that coursework.

30 or more college-level semester hours

Applicants must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0* and a 2.0 grade point average at the last institution attended.

24 or more college-level semester hours

Applicant must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.5* and a 2.0 grade point average at the last institution attended.

Fewer than 24 college-level semester hours

Applicants who have earned less than the required semester hours must have an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0, a grade point average of 2.0 at the last institution attended, AND meet the following criteria based on high school work:

  • ACT score of 18 (860 SAT verbal and math).

    and either

    • Cumulative GPA of 3.0
    • or

    • Rank in top 25 percent of graduating class.

  • ACT score of 19 (910 SAT verbal and math).

    and either

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.5
    • or

    • Rank in top 50 percent of graduating class.

  • ACT score of 22 (1020 SAT verbal and math).

    and either

    • Cumulative GPA of 2.25
    • or

    • Rank in top 75 percent of graduating class.

*All grade point average requirements on this page are based on a 4.0 scale.

Benefits of Early Application

The earlier you apply and are admitted, the sooner you are invited to come to campus and register for classes. Prime classes tend to fill up quickly with registered students.

Eastern does review closed classes and often opens new sections over the registration period, but it is important to apply and send us your transcripts as early as possible. Eastern accepts applications one year in advance. Even if you have not finished your transferable associate degree, it is important to start your admission file at Eastern.