Inter-College Transfers (ICT)

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The Inter-College Transfer (ICT) process is only for students who are currently enrolled at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and wish to transfer into the College of Business. Illinois students wanting to declare a dual degree in their current major and Business will also need to follow the ICT requirements.

In order to transfer into or declare a major in the College of Business, all students must apply for admission in May of their freshman year, to start in the 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 Inter-College Transfer applicants and our limited staff, admissions and academic advisers in the College of Business do not schedule appointments with prospective ICT students. 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 regarding ICT admission that you’d like to ask in person, you can meet with our admissions staff after any of our information sessions.

 

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 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 AP credit that covers course requirements outlined on the next tab).

The following courses must be completed (or in progress) before applying:

  • ECON 102 – Microeconomics

  • ECON 103 – Macroeconomics

  • Math Requirement (choose one of the following):

    • 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 to the College of Business.

 

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 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 period will open May 7-25, 2018. Students will be notified of their admission decisions on June 29, 2018.

 

In addition to the online application form, you will need to complete 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 and extracurricular involvement 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 on the content of your resume and the GPA on your official academic record.

 

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

Please submit the following statement, and limit your response to 300-500 words (4,000 character limit, including spaces and punctuation):

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 300-500 words (4,000 character limit, including spaces and punctuation):

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 300-500 words (4,000 character limit, including spaces and punctuation):

Please state any special circumstances that have impacted your academic performance and/or progress that you would like the admissions committee to consider.


How we review

The College of Business 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.

 

The College of Business does not have 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 sequence, along with your cumulative Illinois GPA. The average cumulative Illinois GPA from 2010-2016 for admitted students is a 3.71/4.0.

 

In addition to strong academic performance, the 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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College of Business, Undergraduate Admissions
admissions@business.illinois.edu
217-244-3890