University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to Illinois. We suggest you read until the end...

I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

At Illinois, 4.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

To read about regular admission requirements for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, click here

What are the transfer requirements for Illinois?

Illinois requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

Admission Item Required?
High School Transcript Required of All
College Transcript Required of All
Essay or Personal Statement Required of All
Interview Not Required
Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

In addition to the above requirements, Illinois also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

Illinois requires a minimum of 36 credits.

What are University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Transfer Deadlines?

Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Illinois transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

Closing Date Reported Deadline
Fall Transfer Deadline March 1
Winter Transfer Deadline
Spring Transfer Deadline October 15
Summer Transfer Deadline March 1

Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

When are decision dates for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transfer applicants?

If you applied to transfer to Illinois on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

Deadline Notification Dates
Fall Transfer Deadline mid-April
Winter Transfer Deadline
Spring Transfer Deadline late November
Summer Transfer Deadline mid-April

Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

What is University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s transfer acceptance rate?

In 2019, Illinois received 3991 transfer applicants.

The school accepted 2034 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Illinois is 50.96%.

This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Illinois...

Additionally, of the 2034 accepted transfer students, 1248 students enrolled - that means the yield was 61.36%.

Illinois accepts 51 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

What are the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign transfer GPA requirements?

Illinois requires a minimum college GPA of 2.75 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

In addition, Illinois requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.75.

Will you enjoy transferring to Illinois?

There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Illinois. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

Or perhaps you’re drawn to Champaign...

Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

Finding success at Illinois is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

If you’re considering transferring to Illinois then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

Final Verdict: How to transfer into Illinois

Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Illinois website for more info.
Illinois accepts 50.96% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

To have a shot at transferring into Illinois, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.71 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.86. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Illinois students.

25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
SAT Math 705 790 747
SAT Reading 580 690 635
2018 Total SAT Score 1285 1480 1382
25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
ACT Math 25 32 28
ACT Reading 25 33 29
2018 Total ACT Score 50 65 57

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s average SAT score is 1382. To be a competitive applicant for University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

If you’re considering transferring to Illinois, you may also want to consider the schools:

Transfering to University of Illinois at Chicago
Transfering to Indiana University-Bloomington
Transfering to Eastern Michigan University
Transfering to Oakland University
Transfering to Wayne State University