Graduate Studies

New Students

There is a $30 non-refundable application fee. This fee is payable by credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Discover or Visa), personal check or money order. If you wish to pay by check or money order (payable to Western Illinois University), you will be instructed during the application process to print a payment voucher and mail it to us along with your application fee. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.

Your application fee is valid for two consecutive years from the first matriculation date as listed on the application (e.g. Fall 2016 is valid through Summer 2018). If you have applied within the last two years, do not complete this online application. Instead, please complete and mail or fax a Request to Reactivate Application form (Adobe Acrobat Reader required).

(IF YOU HAVE NEVER FILLED OUT OUR ONLINE APPLICATION BEFORE, YOU MUST CHOOSE "BEGIN THE ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS" LINK.)

  • Request to Reactivate Application. (I have applied within the last two years but did not attend.)