Inter-College Transfers (ICT)

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FA18 ICT application now live: click on the link below to apply today!

The Inter-College Transfer (ICT) process is only for first-year students who are currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and wish to transfer into the Gies College of Business. Illinois students wanting to declare a dual degree in their current major and Business will also need to apply for ICT, as the Gies College would need to be their home/primary college due to course registration restrictions.

In order to transfer into or declare a major in the Gies College of Business, all students must apply for ICT admission in May of their freshman year, to start in the Gies College in the fall. Sophomores, juniors, seniors, and previous off-campus transfer students are not eligible for ICT admission due to space limitations.


 Before you apply

Due to the high number of students interested in ICT, admissions and academic advisers in the College of Business are unable to schedule individual appointments. Please attend an information session to learn more about the ICT process and/or speak with your current academic adviser to learn more about transfer requirements, including questions regarding course registration. If you have specific questions to your situation, you can do so by contacting us through the email or phone number at the bottom of the page.


Information SessionsClass Standing RequirementRequired Prerequisite Coursework

Interested in transferring into Business? You will have the option to attend an information session in the SP18 semester to learn more and to have your questions answered. Information sessions typically last between 30 and 45 minutes.The following are scheduled ICT information sessions for SP18 applications/FA18 admission:


  • Thursday, March 1, 2 p.m. (Room 2001 Business Instructional Facility)

  • Wednesday, March 7, 4 p.m. (Room 3001 Business Instructional Facility)

  • Wednesday, April 4, 2 p.m. (Room 3039 Business Instructional Facility)

  • Tuesday, April 10, 4 p.m. (Room 2005 Business Instructional Facility)


Potential applicants are encouraged to attend one information session (all provide the same information), but attendance is neither required nor a factor in an admission decision. If you’re unable to attend an information session, feel free to review the informational video at the bottom of the page to learn more about the ICT process.


Additional Option

Walk-in hours at the Division of General Studies (meet a Business Advisor)!

Thursdays, Illini Union Bookstore, 5th Floor, 3:30-4:30pm


  • The ICT process is only for students who are currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and wish to transfer into the Gies College of Business. You must apply at the end of your freshman year. Sophomores, juniors and seniors will not be considered for ICT admission due to space limitations.

  • You must have completed (or be in progress of) at least 24 credit hours and 2 full-time semesters at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Only credit hours earned to meet the one-year residency requirement will be counted. Advanced Placement, IB, and proficiency credits will not be counted to meet this requirement (we will accept credit from those avenues that covers course requirements outlined on the next tab).

The following courses must be completed or in progress spring semester before applying:

  • ECON 102 – Microeconomics

  • ECON 103 – Macroeconomics

  • Math Courses (choose one of the following sequences):

    • MATH 234 – Business Calculus & MATH 125 – Linear Alg. or MATH 124 – Finite Math

    • MATH 220 (or 221) – Calculus I & MATH 125 – Linear Alg. or MATH 124 – Finite Math

    • MATH 220 (or 221) – Calculus I & MATH 231 – Calculus II

Note: If you place into MATH 112 or MATH 115, your application will be evaluated on the first two math courses completed before applying for ICT admission.


Course Registration for Freshmen: Aside from the required courses for transfer listed above, it is recommended that your schedule of courses reflect the requirements of your current major. It is not necessary for you to enroll in additional Business Core courses during your freshman year, as enrollment in those courses will not increase the likelihood of being admitted to the Gies College of Business. Please consult with your academic adviser in your current major or college/department to determine your course schedule.


Course substitutions: These alternative classes may meet the course pattern for admission.

  • ACE 100 will substitute for ECON 102

  • ECON 101 satisfies both ECON 102 and 103 requirements

  • MATH 220 (or any higher-level calculus class) will substitute for MATH 234

  • STAT 100 will substitute for ECON 202 (but is not required for admission)

How to apply

The ICT Fall 2018 application is now available May 7-25, 2018. Students will be notified of their admissions decision on June 29, 2018.


Click here to submit your ICT application!


Through the online application form, you will need to submit the following:


ResumePersonal StatementProfessional StatementAdditional Statement

A professional resume is required as a part of the ICT admissions process. Your resume should highlight your leadership skills, extracurricular involvement, and experiences in a professional, easy-to-read format.


We understand that the GPA on your resume may not match your GPA after spring semester grades are posted. You should list the GPA you have on your academic record at the time you apply (do not list an anticipated GPA). You will be evaluated the GPA on your official academic record.


We encourage you to utilize The Career Center (or your college/department’s career services center) to have your resume reviewed prior to submitting your application.

Please submit the following statement, and limit your response to 500 words:

What unique traits or personal characteristics will make you a successful business leader? What have you done to demonstrate your leadership potential? What clubs or organizations are you involved with? What’s your role?

Please submit the following statement, and limit your response to 500 words:

How will the College of Business fit into your future professional goals?

This statement is optional. If you choose to submit an additional statement, please submit the following, and limit your response to 500 words:

Please state any special circumstances that have impacted your academic performance and/or progress that you would like the admissions committee to consider. If you will not complete any required prerequisite course(s) prior to the end of this spring semester, please provide your explanation here.

How we review

The ICT admissions committee utilizes a holistic review process to assess your entire student record. Academic performance, demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills, leadership, volunteer, and work experience, and the required essays will all be considered during the admissions review.


There is not a minimum GPA requirement for ICT admission. However, admission is competitive and based on the applicant pool. The admissions committee will look at your Business Core GPA from your economics and math sequences, along with your cumulative Illinois GPA. The average cumulative Illinois GPA from 2010-2017 for admitted students is a 3.71/4.0.


In addition to strong academic performance, the Gies College of Business values leadership skills– students who have made a positive impact in the organizations they belong to and activities they’re involved in. We encourage all applicants to exhibit these skills in all aspects of the application.

Informational Video


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