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Early Action Deadline

All Spring Study Abroad programs at the University of Illinois offer an Early Action deadline for student applicants beginning with the Spring 2023 semester. This additional deadline (June 15th) allows students to submit an application, and receive an application decision by July 15th. Students who choose to apply early have additional time for planning, while also allowing more flexibility for interruptions to the visa and application process.

The standard application deadline for Spring programs (September 15th) remains the same. If a student misses the Early Action deadline, they can still apply by September 15th for consideration.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The Early Action deadline is a new opportunity for study abroad applicants to receive an earlier application decision and more advance time for planning. This additional deadline is for Spring applications only, and is permanent starting with the Spring 2023 application cycle.

June 15th at 11:59 pm for all Spring programs.

No, but some programs are limited in the amount of students they can accept for any given term. Please speak with a Study Abroad Advisor for information on specific programs.

Given the general uncertainty that comes with international travel, an early application window helps mitigate potential challenges such as delays in the application process, delays concerning visa applications or evolving public health considerations. It also allows for advanced planning for academics, housing and extracurriculars.

Students will always have the opportunity to apply by the regular deadline of September 15th. If a program fills up during the Early Action deadline period, we will do our best to accommodate students where possible.

Decisions are released following the June 15th deadline, based on the notification date on the program’s brochure page in My Study Abroad.

Yes, Early Action applications will be available for all approved University of Illinois study abroad programs.

Yes, applications will remain open through the standard application window, September 15th at 11:59 pm.

No, scholarship applications still follow the standard deadline, September 15th.