To kick off the fall semester, we are marking the undergraduate application FREE now through October 31, 2021. Not sure how to apply? Check out our step-by-step video on the application process! Use the code "FREEAPP" to waive the application fee.
Once you have submitted your application, you may check your Application Status.
Please Note: SIU Carbondale has a preferred application deadline of Dec. 1 for applicants. Any applications received after May 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Freshman students wishing to apply for the next Spring semester are encouraged to apply for admission and submit supporting documents by December 1. If you prefer, you can download the printable application.
No ACT/SAT Required!
At SIU, we know that the best indicator of college success is how hard you worked in high school, not how well you scored on a test.
That’s why we no longer require submission of SAT or ACT scores for students with a high school GPA of 2.75 or above.
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Scholarships and Aid
Complete and submit your FAFSA form as soon as possible after October 1 for priority consideration.
February 1st is the deadline for most campus-based scholarships. Competitive and private scholarships have their own timeframes.