University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Applying to ACES as a Freshman

Learning more about ACES

Before you start applying to universities there are some steps you can take to help decide where you want to go:

Preparing to apply

Ready to apply?

  • Know the application dates:
    • Application for admission opens on September 1
    • Early action filing period:  September 1 - November 15
    • Application filing period:  September 1 - January 5

Once the application is available, applying is easy!  You'll provide your high school courses and grades, choose your major and an alternative program, write an essay, and list your extracurricular activities, honors, and awards.