Center for International Studies

Admission Requirements

Western Illinois University’s admission requirements vary depending on your previous education. Find and select your level of study below to view requirements.

Undergraduate Freshmen Students

  • First-year university students
  • Completed high school or secondary school
  • No previous university-level or post-secondary coursework

Undergraduate Transfer Student

  • Previous university-level or post-secondary coursework
  • Has not completed U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent

Graduate Students

  • Completed a U.S. bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Pursuing a master's degree or wishes to pursue a second bachelor's degree

Western's English-as-a-Second Language Institute (WESL)
If you need to improve your English skills before beginning a degree program, our English Language Institute may be right for you. The classes integrate training in reading, writing, speaking, and listening with academic development in a variety of subject areas. Learn more about the WESL Institute.

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