What does it take to become an EIU Panther?
We’re looking for students who are most likely to benefit from and contribute to the EIU community.
If you’ll be entering EIU as a freshman, you must meet these requirements:
*Any student who falls slightly below the criteria listed above, or had a noticeable decrease in semester GPA, is strongly encouraged to include a personal statement and letter of recommendation. The student should use the statement to provide us more information as we review the application. Additional materials may be requested and used in the decision process. Although not required for admission, applicants are encouraged to submit ACT Writing Test results.
Any student considering attending Eastern Illinois University as a freshman should pursue a strong college preparatory curriculum. At a minimum this includes:
If you’ll have 24 or more college-level semester hours when you transfer to EIU, you must meet these requirements:
If you’ll have fewer than 24 college-level semester hours when you transfer to EIU, you must meet these requirements: