Preparing for Admission Decisions

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and completing your college search virtually, this year has been like no other. The road is finally coming to an end as we are posting admission decisions soon! Whether you applied early action or regular decision, all students will be receiving their admission decisions soon.

Here are the details:

Friday, February 19th

Admission decisions will be released on Friday, February 19th at 4:00 p.m. for all students. Whether you applied early action or regular decision this year, you will be notified on the 19th.

myIllini Account

All decisions will be posted via your myIllini account! When applying, you had two options: applying via myIllini or Coalition. If you chose to apply via Coalition, we created a myIllini account on your behalf. Make sure you can log in with your email address before Friday the 19th!

Keep in mind that many students will be accessing our system at the same time on the 19th. Please be patient! If your browser is taking a little longer to load than usual, that’s okay. If it is not working for you, I encourage you to try a new browser and be patient with our system.

Accept Your Offer

You can accept your offer right away; however, you are not required to do so. Remember, applying early action is not the same as applying early decision. You ultimately have until May 1st, the National Decision Day, to accept or decline your offer of admission.

Financial Aid

Financial aid and scholarship information will not be included with your notice of admission. This information will be released via your myIllini account later in the spring. Once you receive your notification, our Office of Student Financial Aid is your best resource if you have any questions. If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to submit your FAFSA as soon as possible.

Keep Cool

After ensuring you can log in to your myIllini account, there’s nothing more to do than sit back and relax. Don’t believe me? You can read here why you shouldn’t stress when you’re waiting on your decision.

Questions? We are here to help.

You can reach us at +1-217-333-0302. We have counselors staffing our phone lines from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST. We are happy to help you with anything you may need.



Senior Associate Director of Recruitment & Outreach, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm here to help high school students and their families navigate the college search process. An Illinois alumnus (LAS ’02), I had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue.


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  • Hey! I was just wondering which timezone 4 pm the decisions will be out. Is it based on CST, or whichever timezone the students are from?