Applying for Admission

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Our application and financial aid process will remain open until classes begin in the Fall. All completed applications will be reviewed individually.

You can find basic admission criteria and requirements here.


Required Materials

Students interested in admission to Illinois Wesleyan University must submit:


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For those who prefer a paper application, a printable version of the application is available here.


Regular Decision

Students can submit an application under Regular Decision at any time. Decisions for students applying under Regular Decision are mailed after December 15th. Students admitted under Regular Decision have until May 1st to make a college selection. 


Early Action (non-binding)

Students who submitted all required application materials by  November 15th  are eligible for consideration. Early Action decisions are sent out between November 15th and December 15th. Students admitted under Early Action still have until May 1st to make a college selection. Some students who apply under Early Action may be deferred to the Regular Decision process to allow the Admissions Committee to request and consider updated information.

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