Admissions bachelor of arts in general studies International Graduate Undergraduate Admissions Western Illinois University
Bachelor of Arts in General Studies Application
for Admission

Please note:

  • There is a non-refundable fee for submitting a General Studies application. If you apply online with a credit card, this fee is $30. We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, and American Express. The fee for mailed applications is $30 (payable by check or money order).
  • Upon admission, a non-refundable $15 transcript fee will be applied to the student's account. All future transcripts are then made available with no additional fees.
  • You cannot submit more than one BGS application for admission during the same one-year period. If you have applied within the last year and have questions about your application, please contact School of Distance Learning, International Studies, and Outreach at BGS@wiu.edu.
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  • Please read all instructions carefully. If you experience any technical difficulties with the online application, please contact eapp@wiu.edu for technical assistance.


  1. To continue to the online BGS application and pay by credit card, continue below.

    My Social Security Number: - -

    I have not previously applied for admission to Western Illinois University within the last 12-months

    I have previously applied for admission to Western Illinois University within the last 12-months


  2. If you wish to access a printable BGS application form and submit your non-refundable $30 application fee by mail in the form of a check or money order, click here (Adobe Acrobat required).

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