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Welcome International Students

International IC StudentsThank you for your interest in Illinois College! We are very interested in “Global Education” at Illinois College and we welcome students from around the world. The following information is designed to assist you with the application process. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need further assistance as an international student.

Illinois College is a four-year, private, liberal arts institution with an enrollment approximately 1,000 undergraduate students, situated between Chicago and St. Louis (in the heartland of Abraham Lincoln and Mark Twain). We do not offer any graduate programs. We are located in Jacksonville, Illinois, in west central Illinois; 235 miles southwest of Chicago; 90 miles north of St. Louis; 30 miles west of Springfield (the Illinois state capitol); and 60 miles east of the Mississippi River. Jacksonville is a friendly community of 25,000 people with clean air, clean water and a low crime rate. 
Tips on how to get to Illinois College from abroad and travel preparations.
Admission Requirements
Admission to Illinois College is competitive.  The application deadline for international students who wish to enroll in the Fall semester (August) is June 1st.  The application deadline for applying for the Spring semester (January) is November 1st. Illinois College operates on rolling admission.  It is important to complete your application for admission as early as possible.  The Admission Committee will review your completed application promptly and notify you regarding their decision. The specific minimum requirements for international students include: 

Step 1
:: Submit free application for admission
   :: Apply Online
Step 2 :: Submit ACT and/or SAT test scores
   :: Minimum combined New SAT scores of 1410, with a minimum critical reading score of 450, 
   :: Minimum ACT composite of 20, with a minimum English score of 20
   :: Illinois College Codes: ACT Code: 1034 or SAT Code: 1315
Step 3 :: Submit TOEFL or IELTS scores 
:: TOEFL or IELTS scores are required for students whose native language is not English. All
    international applicants whose native language is not English are required to take the Test of
    English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System
    (IELTS). The TOEFL or IELTS requirement applies to students whose courses may have been
    taught in English (in Ghana, Hong Kong, India, Pakistan, Philippines, Tanzania, etc.), but whose
    native language is not English.
:: Minimum TOEFL score of 79 iBT (a paper-based exam score of 550 or a computer-based exam
    score of 213) or an IELTS score of 6.5 is required for admission to Illinois College. TOEFL
    scores or IELTS scores more than two years old will not be accepted.
:: The TOEFL institution code for Illinois College is 1315.
::  To send IELTS scores, select Illinois College from the IELTS website.
Step 4 :: Submit two letters of recommendation
   :: At least two letters of recommendation, in English, from teachers who can attest to your
      academic ability and English language ability.
Step 5 :: Show academic achievement in secondary school
   :: Successful international students will have a secondary/college background that would indicate
      a high probability of success at Illinois College both in terms of grades received and types of
      courses completed. 

Step 6
:: Submit health forms and records
   :: Health history form must be completed by both the student and the healthcare provider.
      :: Health History Form
      :: TB Form
Information regarding enrollment costs and scholarships
   :: Costs and Scholarships
Costs and Scholarships
International students will need to certify that they have financial support for their first year of study in the United States before we can issue Form I-20.  Students must demonstrate a reasonable expectation of continued support, without recourse to employment while in the U.S., for the duration of their academic programs. 
International students must to complete and submit the Certificate of Finances form.
The general fees for the 2014-2015 academic year for international students attending Illinois College is as follows (all figures are in U.S. dollars): 
Tuition $28,660
Fees $     550
Room & Board $  9,190
*Health Insurance (required) $     750
*Text Books $     900
*Personal/Transportation  $  1,500
Estimated total $41,550
* Health Insurance, Text Books and Personal/Transportation expenses are estimated.
Illinois College offers merit-based scholarships to qualified international applicants with outstanding academic achievement and test scores.  The merit-based scholarships range from $10,000 to $18,000 per year and are renewable for three additional years. 
Contact Us
International admission questions should be directed to:
Rick Bystry '81
   Senior Associate Director of Admission
   217.245.3029 | rlbystry@mail.ic.edu

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