Internal Governing Policies
#68.1 - Admission Policies, International Undergraduate Students
Approved: December 21, 2009
Monitor: Vice President for Academic Affairs
The University will consider admission applications, dependent upon the availability of facilities and resources, from candidates who meet the criteria approved by the Council on Academic Affairs, the University President and the Board of Trustees, and published in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.
International undergraduate admissions are handled by the Office of International Students and Scholars. Acceptance of applications and granting of admissions are subject to completion of the application process and an approved financial affidavit form to meet Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) requirements. Completed applications must be on file by the published deadlines listed on the Office of International Students and Scholars website. Transfer students from other U.S. institutions must complete their applications no later than ten calendar days preceding the start of the semester. The EIU Undergraduate Catalog is the official source for specific requirements for international undergraduate admission and admission limitations.
An application for admission to the University does not constitute an application for housing or financial aid, nor does an application for housing or financial aid constitute an application for admission.
International Student Admission to Undergraduate Programs
- Beginning Freshmen. A beginning freshman is an applicant whose initial college or university enrollment is at Eastern Illinois University. The minimum scholarly requirements for admission are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Transfer Students. A transfer student is an applicant who has attended one or more other colleges or universities. The minimum scholarly requirements for admission are outlined in the Undergraduate Catalog.
- Readmission. Former undergraduate students who are academically eligible and wish to return to the University after a lapse of one or more semesters must make application for readmission to the Office of the Registrar. In addition, students must contact the Office of International Students and Scholars to inquire about SEVIS requirements.
- Conditional Admission to the University. Conditional admission may be offered to undergraduate applicants who meet the criteria for admission to Eastern Illinois University except for English language mastery. Undergraduates with conditional admission must provide evidence of meeting English language mastery prior to permission to enroll in classes. Documentation of English language mastery can be met by one of the ways listed in the Eastern Illinois University Undergraduate Catalog.