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First-Year Students

Follow these steps to apply to IC:

  1. Apply for Admission
  2. Submit Official High School Transcript
    • High school transcripts must include coursework completed through at least junior year
  3. Submit Test Scores (ACT or SAT)
    • Standardized test scores are not required for admission to Illinois College. The admission committee will closely review the strength of high school course selection, G.P.A., essay and overall involvement for those wishing not to submit test scores.
    • Students enrolling at Illinois College, must submit test scores prior to registration to assist in appropriate course placement.
    • Illinois College codes: ACT: 1034 or SAT and TOEFL: 1315
    • Home school students are required to submit test scores for admission. 

What we consider from your application:

   High School Admission Requirements

  1. Academic Record
    • 4 years of English/Language Arts
    • 3-4 years of Mathematics with Algebra 2 minimum
    • 2 years of lab science
    • 2 years of social science (including U.S. History)
    • 2 years of foreign language preferred if offered at high school
    • Students are highly encouraged to take academic honors, AP, and/or IB courses.

    2. SAT and/or ACT scores

  • Standardized test scores are not required for admission to Illinois College.
    • The admission committee will closely review the strength of high school course selection, G.P.A., essay, and overall involvement for those wishing not to submit test scores.
    • Students enrolling at Illinois College, must submit test scores prior to registration to assist in appropriate course placement

  3. School and Community Involvement

  • A strong record of high school and community involvement is recommended
  • Students should list all activities in and outside of school from grade 9 through grade 12
  • Students should list all leadership and service based activities

   Home Schooled & Online Student Requirement

  1.  Academic Record
    • 4 years of English/Language Arts
    • 3-4 years of Mathematics with Algebra 2 minimum
    • 2 years of lab science
    • 2 years of social science (including U.S. History)
    • 2 years of foreign language preferred if offer at high school
    • Students are highly encouraged to take academic honors, AP, and/or IB courses.

*Students from Indiana are required to have Core 40 or Academic Honors curriculum.

    2. SAT and/or ACT Scores

  • All home schooled and online students are required to submit scores for admission consideration

    3. School and Community Involvement

  • A strong record of high school and community involvement is recommended
  • Students should list all activities in and outside of school from grade 9 through grade 12
  • Students should list all leadership and service based activities

Final Transcripts
Enrolling students must submit an official record indicating the date of graduation from a secondary school approved by a state or regional accrediting agency or an official GED diploma or  prior to the first day of class. Students who have not submitted final transcripts to the College will not be allowed to register for the second semester. The final documents are considered official and final when received directly from the institution either through postal mail or through an electronic transcript service and they contain a school official signature and graduation/diploma date. The Office of Admission will make contact with the school or agency when they suspect that submitted documents are incorrect or fraudulent.