Sending Official Test Scores: What You Need to Know

The countdown has begun! If you have already accepted your admission offer but have not yet sent your official test scores, now is the time to do so. Today, I will go over the Frequently Asked Questions on what you need to know to submit your official scores.

What do you mean by official test scores?

Your official test score is a score that is sent directly from the designated testing agency that you have registered and taken the test with. For example, SAT is administered through College Board, the TOEFL is through ETS, and so on and so forth.

How should I send my official test scores?

Have your test scores sent directly from the testing agency. Below are our institution’s test codes:

ACT Code: 1154

SAT Code: 1836

TOEFL Code: 1836

What test scores should I submit?

You are required to submit all the test scores that you have self-reported on your application.

I’ve reported several test scores on my application. Should I only submit my highest scores ?

No. If you reported two or more sets of TOEFL, IELTS, ACT, or SAT then you should submit all the test scores that you have reported on your application.

Do I still need to submit official scores even if I only reported the highest subscore on one test?

Yes, you do. Rule of thumb: if you reported it, you need to submit it.

What if I reported the wrong date for my test score?

You will need to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to let us know about the discrepancy on the test dates that you have reported.

When is the deadline to submit my official test scores?

The deadline to submit all official test scores is May 15, 2019.

I already sent my official test scores at the time of application. Do I need to send them again?

If you have already sent in your scores, then you do not need to resend them.

How will I know that you received my official test scores?

We will confirm receipt of your scores through your admitted checklist in your myIllini portal. The portal will show a message similar to the one below:

Remember that we are here to help! Please feel free to comment below with questions. As always, you can all our office at +1-217-333-0302 Monday-Friday from 8:30-5:00 CST to talk with a counselor or send us an email at



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  • Can I send my IELTS TEST SCORES electronically? I already accepted the admission offer for fall 2019.

  • Hello Manasi,
    Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois! We’re thrilled to hear that you’ve accepted our offer 🙂
    That’s a great question – please have IELTS send us your official score report directly via mail to the following address:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    901 W. Illinois Street | Urbana, IL 61801

    Let me know if you have additional questions that I can help with.

  • Hello Shawn,
    Thank you for your interest in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign!
    Since we follow a holistic approach in reviewing applications, test scores, such as the SAT are only one component of the application. We look into other components such as academic performance, involvement and activities, your story and interest in the program you want to pursue. That being said, I recommend that you take a look at our 2018 Freshman Class Profile so you can have an overview of test score ranges per College:

    Feel free to contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions if you have any other questions: or give us a call: +1-217-333-0302

  • Hello, my sponsor recently asked me about my “limited status admission”. They believe that this means a ‘conditional admission’. How can I show you that these are different concepts? Is there any information available on the UIUC website?