International Application for Admission

Please note:

  • Applications for Spring (January) 2024 admission are now restricted to applicants who are already in the US and want to transfer to WIU. Any applicant outside the US who selects Spring 2024 will be automatically moved to Fall (August) 2024.
  • Applicants who are already in the US and want to transfer to WIU for the Spring semester 2024 must review the required application documents and Financial documentation prior to submitting an application. All application materials, including a copy of a current visa and I-20, must be submitted before November 17, 2023. Financial documents must be submitted to prior to December 8th. No extensions will be granted.
  • Applications can be submitted for Fall (August) 2024 admission and must meet the deadlines posted on International Admissions - Western Illinois University.
  • There is a nonrefundable $50 USD fee for new students submitting an application. Applicants who cannot pay by credit card via the application should select to pay by check or money order before submitting the application. A follow up email will be sent 2-4 business days after the submission of the application. This email will request payment by check/money order (drawn on a US bank) or by credit card/wire transfer via PayMyTuition. Make a single payment by one of these methods. You will be notified when your payment is received. Your application will not be processed until payment is received.
  • Master's and doctoral degree applicants should apply for FALL or SPRING intake. Online attendance only is allowed in the summer sessions. If you wish to enroll online for a summer session, please indicate this in the comments section of the application. Graduate student applications for summer intake will be deferred to fall unless otherwise noted.
  • Your application and application fee is valid for two consecutive years from the first application date (e.g., Fall 2023 is valid through Fall 2025 semester). If you have applied within the last two years but did not attend, do not complete the online application. Instead, please submit the Request to Reactivate Application form.
  • Before continuing, please ensure that you are running the most current version of a forms-capable Internet browser. If necessary, download and install the most recent version of your browser (Microsoft Edge, Chrome or Firefox are highly recommended). We cannot be responsible for problems or delays caused by outdated or non-standard software.
  • Please read all instructions carefully. If you experience any technical difficulties with the on-line application, please contact for technical assistance.
Application Options:

If you applied within the last two years but did not attend.