Admission to Illinois College

Illinois College welcomes applications from students who are seeking a challenging liberal arts education. Applicants entering as first-year or as transfers must present evidence that they are prepared to pursue excellence in their academic and co-curricular endeavors at the College. Recognizing that each individual student brings their own gifts and talents, the admissions process is personalized from the initial contact the student has with the college to their matriculation at the College.

The Admission Committee reviews the applicant’s academic record, extracurricular activities, recommendations and essay or writing sample for evidence of academic and intellectual integrity, the ability to communicate effectively and the ability to foster tolerance and respect for fellow members of the Illinois College family and the community. The admissions process is selective, with only those students with a strong likelihood of success being offered admission.