Students studying in Milner Library.

Transfer Students

All your resources to seamlessly complete your degree.

Quick Facts

  • Phi Theta Kappa's Transfer Honor Roll

    One of only 65 schools in the U.S. recognized for our commitment to supporting transfer students.

  • Top 100 Public University

    Illinois State is one of the Top 100 national public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report.

  • 45% of students

    Nearly half of our graduating students transferred here from another school.

How to Apply

Whether you started at a community college or another four-year school, you’ll find our resources and two-year plans of study allow you to transition seamlessly and complete your degree in any one of 165+ majors offered. That’s why we’re a leading destination for transfer students in Illinois.

Financial Aid and Costs


Students hanging out in their dorm room

University Housing and Meal Plans

If you are transferring within two years of high school graduation, you must live on campus. Complete your housing contract as early as possible for the best room selection.

Places to Live

Housing Specifics >

Living Off-Campus

The Off-Campus Housing Database, offered by the Dean of Students Office, allows you to search for vacant listings managed by private landlords and management companies, as well as roommates.

Off-Campus Housing Database

Get Around Town >

students hanging out in UpTown Normal

Meet Our Transfer Team

Our Admissions counselors are trained to help you make a smooth transition to Illinois State.