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New WIU Application Rolls Out Sept. 1

September 5, 2018

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MACOMB, IL -- Western Illinois University has unveiled a new application that will allow prospective students to apply to the University earlier than ever before.

The new application now has an option for self-reported academic information to be included. According to Interim Director of WIU Admissions Jason Woods, this allows Western to make its admissions decisions earlier - and more quickly - for those students who wish to enroll in Fall 2019.

Students can apply online and should have a copy of their unofficial high school transcript to use as a guide when completing the application. Students will need to enter their SAT total or ACT composite (along with subscores and test date), cumulative high school GPA, GPA scale (4.0, 5.0, etc), enter grades in English/composition and math courses and indicate whether the scale is weighted or unweighted. This information will be used to make the WIU admissions decision, and students should receive notification within three days.

Students who choose to self-report their academic information will be eligible for the automatic Western Commitment scholarship, provided that they have earned at least a 3.0/4.0 GPA and have earned at least a 1030 SAT (20 ACT). Students who choose to self-report must provide a final official transcript and official test scores prior to July 15, 2019. Students who prefer not to self-report can complete the online application, opting out of self-reporting and submitting official documents to Undergraduate Admissions, Western Illinois University, 1 University Circle, Macomb, IL 61455-1390, or

For more information on the application process, email, call (877) PICK WIU or visit

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