Application Overview

There are two ways by which students may apply to Illinois Wesleyan University: Early Action and Regular Decision.

(Note: Applicants to the School of Theatre programs are not eligible for Early Action admission because auditions for these programs extend past the EA deadline. 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.)

Early Action

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.

Regular Decision

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.

Admissions Application

Click the button to fill out the IWU Application for Admission


Any questions about the application form should be directed to:

Kimberly Zimmerman 
Associate Director of International Admissions
Contact: (309) 556-3377