Approved: August 28, 2017
Monitor: Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost
The University will consider admission applications, dependent upon the availability of facilities and resources, from candidates who meet the criteria approved by the Council on Academic Affairs, the University President and the Board of Trustees, and published in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.
Undergraduate admissions are handled by the Office of Admissions, except where otherwise noted. Acceptance of applications and granting of admissions are subject to completion of the application process. Completed applications must be on file no later than ten calendar days preceding registration for the term in which the student wishes to enroll. Some applications require special deadlines and these are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog. In all cases, earlier closing dates may be announced through the media.
The University grants admission to students whose abilities, interests, character, and background give them the greatest promise of benefiting from and contributing to the Eastern Illinois University community. Such students demonstrate strong academic ability, intellectual curiosity, open-mindedness, and a commitment to learning. Since students learn not just from faculty but also from fellow students, Eastern seeks a diverse student body with a variety of talents, interests and backgrounds.
An application for admission to the University does not constitute an application for housing or financial aid, nor does an application for housing or financial aid constitute an application for admission.
The EIU Undergraduate Catalog is the official source for specific requirements for admission.
The Provost may approve special admissions based on an applicant’s academic record, extracurricular record, and evidence of special ability to contribute to the University’s mission. Such admissions should be limited to less than 1% of the freshman class size for the previous year. The President shall be informed in writing of all special admission actions by the Provost.