Undergraduate Admissions

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Reach Program

WIU's Reach Program connects students with additional support to help them stay on track towards college graduation. It is an alternate admission option for students.

Admission Overview

Reach admission decisions are based on overall grades, core academic courses such as math and English, and additional factors shared in your personal statement and/or letters of recommendation.

WIU considers applications on a rolling admission basis. For Fall 2021, students are guaranteed full consideration for admission by submitting an application and supporting materials by March 15, 2021. The recommended application and material submission deadline is August 1, 2021.

Documents Required

High School Transcript
  • Transcripts are required to review the grades you have earned in core courses
  • Transcripts can be sent to WIU from you or your high school*
  • Transcripts showing your grades from the first semester of senior year may be requested
Additional Information
  • Personal Statement
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
SAT or ACT Scores
  • Test scores are not required for admission in Fall 2021

*A final, official transcript showing your date of high school graduation is required prior to the start of WIU classes.



Additional Resources

for admitted students

additional information

Contact Information

Admission Questions
Melissa Telles, Associate Director
(309) 298-3157
admissions@wiu.edu

Reach Program Questions
Michelle Yager, Director
(309) 298-1846
uaasc@wiu.edu