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Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Admission Requirements

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.

Freshman Admissions Standards

If you’ll be entering EIU as a freshman, you must meet these requirements:

  • A high school grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 (unweighted scale) *
  • SAT: 960 or ACT: 18

*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.

High School Preparation

Any student considering attending Eastern Illinois University as a freshman should pursue a strong college preparatory curriculum. At a minimum this includes:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of social studies
  • 2 years of science
  • 2 years of a single foreign language

Transfer Admissions Standards

If you’ll have 24 or more college-level semester hours when you transfer to EIU, you must meet these requirements:

  • A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale based on ALL college-level work attempted
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from the last institution attended

If you’ll have fewer than 24 college-level semester hours when you transfer to EIU, you must meet these requirements:

  • A cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale based on ALL college-level work attempted AND
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale from the last institution attended
  • A high school grade-point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 (unweighted scale)
  • A score of 960 SAT or 18 ACT

 

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Undergraduate Admissions

1230 Old Main
600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-2223
877-581-2348
admissions@eiu.edu


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