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.

Please 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.  All students seeking transfer to any other LAS major must have completed at least one course in the intended major, with a minimum 2.00 major GPA. Before changing colleges, students will be required to have completed at least one year (one semester for transfer students) in their present college. 

Students intending to transfer into LAS from another college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign must attend an information session before applying online. We update these dates as they become available, so please check back.

Upcoming information sessions are:

  • 2-2:50 p.m. Friday, February 28, in 1066 Lincoln Hall
  • 5-5:50 p.m. Thursday, March 5, in 1092 Lincoln Hall
  • 10-10:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 10, in 1028 Lincoln Hall
  • 4-4:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in 1000 Lincoln Hall
  • 11-11:50 a.m. Tuesday, March 24, in 1092 Lincoln Hall

Note: The LAS ICT Info Session scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 (11 a.m. CT) will be offered on the same date and time via Zoom. Students should plan to join the Zoom meeting using this link. At the end of the presentation, participants will be asked to register their attendance. When the session is over, those who attended will receive a link to our ICT request form. If you are not able to use the Zoom platform, please contact us and we will work on another method for our ICT information sessions in May.

CS+X Information Sessions, required for students intending to apply to a CS+X major (including Math/CS and Stat/CS):

note the application period for CS+X majors is different than other LAS majors
applications are accepted during the months of February and September; details presented at the Info Sessions 

Check here in August 2020 for the September CS+X Info Session information

Application periods for changes effective Fall 2020 (except CS+X majors)

March 2 - 27, 2020
June 1 - 26, 2020
August 17 - September 4, 2020

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 are encouraged to make an appointment with an academic advisor in that program 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 an advisor in International Student and Scholar Services 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 & 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 U of 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 & 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.

While CS+X curricula are open for intercollegiate/interdepartmental transfer, students who are not directly admitted to a CS + X major must be admitted to a CS+X major by the student’s sixth term of enrollment, including terms completed at other institutions of post-secondary education.  If you have questions about this policy, or the intercollegiate/interdepartmental transfer process, please consult the College of LAS.