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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.

Applying for Admission

You can also get in touch with our admissions counselors at 217-581-2223 or via email at 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.

Shadow a journalism student!

Students interested in shadowing a current journalism major should send an email to with the date they wish to visit Monday-Thursday and their area of interest – editing, design, broadcast, public relations, new media or photography.  A journalism major who has similar interests will take you to classes and introduce you to campus. If you're interested in print, come down the evening before and join the newsroom staff as the DEN goes to press. Broadcast students should plan on staying late on the day of their "shadow" to watch the live 5:30 p.m. WEIU-TV newscast. Students can stay overnight in Lawson Hall for only $25.

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School of Communication and Journalism

Buzzard Hall 2521

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