There are two ways by which students may apply to Illinois Wesleyan University: Early Action
and Regular Decision
(Note: Applicants to the School of Music and the School of Theatre programs are not eligible for Early Action admission because auditions for these programs extend past the EA deadline. Music and theatre admission decisions are made after all audition dates have passed. The Admissions Office reserves spaces specifically for these programs so there is no competitive advantage or disadvantage selecting one audition date over another.)
Illinois Wesleyan offers a non-binding Early Action admission program.
- Students who apply Early Action with completed applications, including all components, by November 15th will be guaranteed a decision (admit, deny, or defer) by January 15th.
- Early Action candidates who are deferred will be included with the Regular Decision applicant pool and receive notification on a rolling basis after January 15th.
- Applicants who are deferred under Early Action to Regular Decision are guaranteed a final decision (admit, deny, or waitlist) by March 15th.
Prospective students may also apply Regular Decision.
- All students who complete Regular Decision applications, or any students not completing Early Action applications until after November 15th, will be notified on a rolling basis between January 15th and the first week of April.
Click the button to fill out the IWU Application for Admission
If you would rather download a copy of our application and fill it out later, click here. This method requires that you have the Adobe Acrobat Reader plug-in for your browser.
The international application deadline for the fall term was March 15, 2014; however, we are still accepting applications.
Any questions about the application form should be directed to: