Your Application Status

Once you have completed your application for admission, you may check your admission status at any time.

Overview

Your application must be fully completed in order to receive an admissions decision. If your application has not been completed, your status may contain the following message:

Your application is incomplete. Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for required documents.

If more time is needed to process your completed application, your status may contain the following message:

Your application has been received by the Office of Admissions and is being reviewed.

Check Application Status

What Does My Application Status Mean?

  • Freshman
  • Transfer Student
  • International Student
  • Graduate Student
  • Returning Student

To be most competitive for scholarships and to receive your admission decision by December 31, complete your application during the preferred filing period. If you apply between November 16 and March 1, you will be notified of a decision by April 1.

Once your application file is complete and has been reviewed, one of the following decisions will be communicated:

Admitted

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois State University! Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for the documents required to complete your file.

Please be aware that this decision does not reflect your admitted major. Your official admission decision, which will include the major you were admitted into, has been sent to you by mail.

Typically the outstanding items on your To Do List include submitting your official SAT/ACT exam scores sent directly from the testing center, your final high school transcript showing the graduation date, and/or completion of high school coursework in which you are currently enrolled.

Wait List

Your application is complete and has been reviewed by the Admissions staff, but we are unable to make an admission decision at this time.

Although you have presented solid credentials, it is our policy to admit those students with the strongest academic backgrounds first, as space is available. Throughout the upcoming months, we will assess the availability of space in the freshman class and will continue to review the credentials of students on the Wait List. While we may be in a position to offer you admission, your application is part of an extremely competitive applicant pool and there is no guarantee of admission.

Our goal is to advise you of a final admission decision no later than May 16.

Not Admitted

Your application has been received and reviewed, but we are unable to offer you admission to the University. We encourage you to consider enrolling at a local community college for one to two years, and then apply for admission to Illinois State as a transfer student.

Please complete your application and submit all required documents during our preferred filing period. After the preferred filing deadline, admission may be dependent upon space availability.

Once your application file is complete and has been reviewed, one of the following decisions will be communicated.

Admitted

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois State University! Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for the documents required to complete your file.

Please be aware that this decision does not reflect your admitted major. Your official admission decision, which will include the major you were admitted into, has been sent to you by mail.

Typically the outstanding items on your To Do List include submitting your final college transcript that includes coursework in which you are currently enrolled.

Please remember that if you have an associate’s degree, it needs to be posted on your transcript.

Not Admitted

Your application has been received and reviewed, but we are unable to offer you admission to the University.

Consider applying again for another term. Your application fee is good for three terms including summer.

Please complete your application and submit all required documents during our preferred filing period. After the preferred filing deadline, admission may be dependent upon space availability.

Once your application file is complete and has been reviewed, one of the following decisions will be communicated.

Admitted

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois State University! Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for the documents required to complete your file.

Please be aware that this decision does not reflect your admitted major. Your official admission decision, which will include the major you were admitted into, has been sent to you by mail.

Not Admitted

Your application has been received and reviewed, but we are unable to offer you admission to the University. Should you decide to reapply at a later date, your application fee is good for three terms including summer.

Please complete your application and submit all required documents. Admission may be dependent upon space availability.

Once your application file is complete and has been reviewed, one of the following decisions will be communicated.

Admitted

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois State University! Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for the documents required to complete your file.

Please be aware that this decision does not reflect your admitted major. Your official admission decision, which will include the major you were admitted into, has been sent to you by mail.

Not Admitted

Your application has been received and reviewed, but we are unable to offer you admission to the University. Should you decide to reapply at a later date, your application fee is good for three terms including summer.

Please complete your application and submit all required documents during our preferred filing period. After the preferred filing deadline, admission may be dependent upon space availability.

Once your application file is complete and has been reviewed, one of the following decisions will be communicated.

Admitted

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois State University! Please review your To Do List in your Student Service Center for the documents required to complete your file.

Please be aware that this decision does not reflect your admitted major. Your official admission decision, which will include the major you were admitted into, has been sent to you by mail.

Not Admitted

Your application has been received and reviewed, but we are unable to offer you admission to the University. We encourage you to consider enrolling at a local community college for one to two years, and then apply for admission to Illinois State as a transfer student.