Gladly You'll Learn

The University's motto, "Gladly we learn and teach," is a constant reminder of why we're here. Our focus on the academic experience attracts students and faculty who want to learn from one another in a close-knit community.

Defining Your Redbird Life

With 350+ student organizations, the opportunities to find your fit on campus and make life-long friends are endless. Discover more at RedbirdLife.IllinoisState.edu

Explore the possibilities

Discover for yourself what Illinois State has to offer by visiting us on campus or virtually. Find out our visit options at IllinoisState.edu/Visit.

Apply Today

If you're applying to Illinois State University for the first time, it's easy to get started. Learn how to apply at IllinoisState.edu/Apply

Additional Information

Freshman Students: Admissions.IllinoisState.edu/Freshman

Transfer Students: Admissions.IllinoisState.edu/Transfer

International Students: Admissions.IllinoisState.edu/International

Points of Pride: IllinoisState.edu/PointsofPride

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Freshman Applicants

Term of Enrollment Preferred
Filing Period
Application Deadline Required Document Deadline
Summer and fall August 1 – November 15 April 1 April 1
Spring June 1 –August 1 November 1 November 1

Transfer Applicants

Term of Enrollment Preferred
Filing Period
Application Deadline Required Document Deadline
Summer and fall August 1 –January 15 May 1 June 1
Spring June 1 –August 1 November 1 November 1

International Applicants

Term of Enrollment Preferred
Filing Period
Application Deadline Required Document Deadline
Summer September 1 – April 1 April 1 April 1
Fall September 1 – May 1 May 1 May 1
Spring June 1 – October 15 October 15 October 15