Intercollegiate Transfer/ICT Information Sheet: https://go.ischool.illinois.edu/BSISict
The Intercollegiate Transfer (ICT) process is for undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in an academic program at ILLINOIS and wish to transfer into the iSchool.
For the highest consideration, students should apply by the priority deadline (if applicable). Applications past priority deadline will be considered until the application deadline for each semester, based on capacity in the major (rolling review).
2020 Fall Entry Dates:
March 10 Application Available
June 10 Priority Deadline Notification: End of June
August 10 Final Deadline Notification: First Day of Fall
2021 Spring Entry Dates:
October 10 Application Available
January 10 Final Deadline Notification: First Day of Spring~ No priority deadline planned; Subject to change (confirmed in Fall 2020)
Future Considerations (After Spring 2021): Timeline will be updated in future semesters.
The following will be required for ICT/Dual-Degree into the B.S. Information Sciences major:
iSchool ICT Info Session:
- Offered Beginning Spring 2020
- Students receive application link once complete
IS Advising Meeting:
- Course plan approved by IS Academic Advisor
- 3.00 cumulative GPA*
- 2 IS courses at ILLINOIS complete (required)
- Grades of B or higher for all IS courses*
- 24+ hours complete
- Must have time remaining to complete degree requirements
*We will consider all applications submitted, even if below the minimum requirements listed above. Our application review is holistic (we will consider portions beyond the academic performance)~ see "Review" section below.
Students will submit all answers within our online application (please check above for the Timeline).
- Updated Resume
- Application Questions
(The below questions are EXAMPLES of what may be asked on the application~ we are finalizing these questions and will update when available)
- Discuss your reasons for wanting to major in Information Sciences.
- What is something related to Information Sciences that you recently got excited about?
- What type of work do you want to do in your career? Consider specific duties, activities, or a certain industry (not necessarily a job title).
- How do you see the Information Sciences major contributing toward your career goals?
- Demonstrated Interests: Briefly describe extracurricular activities you pursue at ILLINOIS (e.g. student organizations, projects), career-related experiences (e.g. job shadowing, co-ops/internships, research), and academic resources you have made use of.
- Any other involvements you are planning for next semester?
- Seeking advice, planning ahead:
- How did you choose the classes you are registered in this semester? What advice did you seek/receive?
- Complete the following semester-by-semester course plan. <>
- What specific courses in the IS major interest you and why? These should be courses you are interested in taking in the future.
- Aside from Information Sciences, what are your additional and/or alternative plans of study? (including: other majors, minors, Dual-Degree, etc.)
- Academic Performance/Self-Assessment
- Does your academic performance, so far, represent your best effort and abilities? If not, explain what factors have impacted your performance and any steps you have taken to address those factors.
Holistic review of all materials submitted for the application and entire academic record.
In addition to academic merit and course planning, students accepted in the B.S. Information Sciences degree should demonstrate the following criteria:
- Understanding of major
- Desire to learn multiple disciplines to address complex problems
- Interest in collaboration and teamwork
- Drawn to understanding the impact of information and technology on people
- Commitment to improving society through the use of information and technology
We are still working on the full requirements for the Dual-Degree process, but in the meantime, we recommend following the suggestions set for the ICT (transfer) process listed above.
Students interested in a Dual-Degree will need to complete the ICT application, and if accepted into the program additional information will be provided.
An additional 30 hours will be required of students completing a Dual-Degree, as listed in the Student Code.
Students are required to have at least two full-time semesters (Fall/Spring only) residency in the School of Information Sciences (iSchool). Please check with your other college for their requirements.