Undergraduate Admissions

Transfer Student Admission Standards

General Requirements

Prospective transfer students should contact the Office of Admissions, Western Illinois University, for application forms or obtain an application from their community college counseling office or transfer center. An electronic application may be accessed at admissions.wiu.edu/application.

Transfer students at select two-year institutions may choose from three program options when transferring to Western Illinois University. Students may participate in the Dual Admissions (2+2) program, the Dual Enrollment Transfer Program, or the Traditional Transfer Program. Please speak with your advisor for specific details on each program, and for assistance to identify which program may be best to meet your needs.

Transcripts from each college and university attended must be sent directly from the institution(s) attended to the admissions office at Western Illinois University. Recommended application deadline for students applying for fall semester is August 1st and December 1st for spring semester. Failure to report any previous college work may result in dismissal from the University. Transcripts received from other colleges and universities are utilized for admission purposes only and will not be released to a third party.

Students with 24 or more semester hours earned prior to applying to WIU:

Applicants who have earned 24 or more semester hours (36 or more quarter hours) of college work will be considered for admission on the basis of college performance only. A combined C average for all hours attempted from all institutions attended and good standing at the last college/university attended are required for admission.

Students with fewer than 24 semester hours earned prior to applying WIU:

Applicants who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of college work must meet the freshman admission standards, have a combined C average for all hours attempted from all institutions attended, and be in good standing at the last college/ university attended. In addition, transfer students with fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) who graduated from high school in 1993 or afterwards must meet the high school course-specific requirements.

Additional information regarding transfer program options and transfer credit can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions
Sherman Hall 115
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

Email: admissions@wiu.edu
Phone: (309) 298-3157
Toll-Free: 877-PICK-WIU

Questions? Confused?

Admissions counselors are available to help answer your questions. Macomb campus transfer students should contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office at 877/PICK WIU or email admissions@wiu.edu .

Quad Cities campus transfers should contact WIU-QC Admissions at (309)762-9481 or email CM-Williams11@wiu.edu .