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Intercollegiate Transfers

A change of college affiliation to LAS can be made roughly during the same time periods as curriculum and major changes within LAS. These ICT/curriculum change periods have been expanded in LAS to several weeks at midterm and at the beginning of each academic year. See the specific dates posted below. Also be advised that some variations in policy and procedures exist in other colleges on campus. Always consult directly with the intended receiving college for information and approval. Several LAS majors have special grade-point average or other criteria that must be met. Before changing colleges, students will be required to have completed at least one year (one semester for transfer students) in their present college.

Policies and Procedures for Intercollegiate Transfer

General Guidelines for Students

  • No student may initiate more than one intercollegiate transfer change within each course registration period.
  • Students who wish to be "undeclared" in the Division of General Studies (formerly LAS General Curriculum) are encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor in the Division of General Studies to personally review requirements for the transfer.
  • Intercollegiate transfer applicants must meet both the general criteria for admission to LAS and all curricular declaration requirements in their major of choice at the time of the intercollegiate transfer application. Students must begin to pursue coursework immediately in their declared major, and will be audited for academic progress according to their declared major.
  • International students must consult with the Office of International Student Affairs before initiating any intercollegiate transfer or curricular change.
  • NCAA athletes should consult with DIA and departmental advisors prior to initiating an intercollegiate transfer within LAS.
  • Students interested in the LAS/Combined Engineering Program or a second degree in LAS must petition the college for approval. Apply for admission to second degree candidacy.

Intercollegiate Transfer Academic Guidelines

Students who entered U of I as freshmen:

  • must remain in the college to which they were admitted for one academic year (The earliest opportunity to apply is the midterm intercollegiate transfer period during their second term of enrollment.);
  • must have maintained a U of I cumulative GPA of 2.00 and have achieved an academic record that places them in good standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (calculated at LAS offices during application process); and
  • must meet the curricular declaration criteria for the respective LAS major at time of intercollegiate transfer application.

Students who were initially admitted to other U of I colleges as transfer students:

  • may not initiate an intercollegiate transfer application to LAS during their first semester of enrollment at U of I (One semester of full-time enrollment at Uof I must be completed in order to apply for intercollegiate transfer to LAS.);
  • must have earned a transfer GPA (based on all courses taken off the U of I Urbana campus) of 2.70 or higher, a cumulative GPA of 2.00 at U of I at Urbana-Champaign, and an academic record that places them in good standing in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (calculated at LAS offices during application process); and
  • must meet the curricular declaration criteria for the respective LAS major at time of intercollegiate transfer application.

Application Periods for Changes Effective Spring 2014

Student Status Application Dates Where to Apply

Educational Opportunities Program (EOP) and  President's Award Program (PAP) students applying for intercollegiate transfer to LAS, from another U of I college or from the Division of General Studies

March 3 - April 4

LAS Access and Achievement Program office at 112 English (south courtyard entry)
All other students applying for intercollegiate transfer from another U of I college or from the Division of General Studies

March 3 - April 4

LAS Student Academic Affairs