Next Steps for Freshmen 

Step 1) Schedule a Campus Visit 

Step 2) Apply for admission as early as one year before you plan to enroll.

Step 3) To complete the application process, we need your ACT score and a copy of your high school and college transcripts. Transcripts can be requested from your high school guidance counselor and college registrar. 

Step 4) Apply for Financial Aid. Submit your FAFSA as early as October 1.

Accepted Students

Step 5) In order to accept your offer of admission and reserve your spot at UIU, pay your enrollment deposit online or download the deposit card.

Step 6) Complete the Housing Application to reserve your housing preference. Assignments are administered on a first-come, first-served basis, in the order deposits are received. For more information regarding housing, visit our residence hall page

Step 7) Sign up for one of UIU's OAR (Orientation, Advising and Registration) Days. Please bring completed forms with you on your OAR day. 

Step 8) Send final transcript(s) that lists your graduation date. Have you completed any dual enrollment courses? Make sure to send your official transcripts from the corresponding community college to receive credit. 

Step 9) Order your textbooks.

Step 10) Interested in joining the Honors Program? See if you qualify for the Honors Program.

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