Updates from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is making several changes to the undergraduate admissions process for students who apply for Fall 2019:
Dates & Deadlines
We'll open the Fall 2019 application for freshman admission on September 1. This year we’ve moved our Regular Decision timeline back one month. The important dates will be:
Early Action
Deadline – November 1
Notification – December 14
Regular Decision
Deadline – January 5
Notification – March 1
We've created an application worksheet to help guide you through the myIllini application. We hope this will be a useful resource for students when it comes to understanding deadline dates, self-reporting grades, applying to specific majors, and writing their essays.
Please do not send high school transcripts until a final high school graduation date has been posted.
Self-Reported Test Scores
To ease the financial barrier for those applying to Illinois, students will now be able to self-report standardized test scores on our application for admission. They’ll be asked to enter their highest test scores for the ACT composite and/or SAT total without super-scoring, along with the highest sub-scores they earned in each category regardless of test date. Students will also be able to self-report TOEFL and IELTS scores. We’ll require official scores from the testing agencies for all reported scores by May 15 only if a student enrolls at Illinois.
We will continue to accept official scores throughout the application process so students should still be recommended to have their scores sent when they take the exam so they don't have to pay to have them sent later.
Program Explorer
Before a student applies to Illinois, please encourage them to check out our new Program Explorer tool which will launch August 29. In addition to the academic profile for each major, this tool will provide in-depth outcome information, including the types of jobs recent graduates have pursued, the companies recent graduates work for, the graduate schools students attend after graduation, and what average starting salaries look like. Here is an example of what a program page looks like.
detailed view of a major in the program explorer
Computer Science + X Programs
The most notable change to our major list is that students will no longer be able to list Computer Science + X programs as a second-choice major on the application for admission. Students should not apply to a CS+X program with the expectation of transferring into CS at a later time.
We continue to expand our CS+X programs to meet the demand for our highly sought after Computer Science program. The CS+X programs are also highly competitive and offer students the opportunity to take the same initial curriculum as Computer Science students and then focus on application of knowledge within the discipline in the junior and senior year.
Our Computer Science + X programs include (this list will continue to grow):
CS + Advertising (new)
CS + Anthropology
CS + Astronomy
CS + Chemistry
CS + Crop Sciences
CS + Economics (new)
CS + Geography & Geographic Information Science (new)
CS + Linguistics
CS + Music (new)
CS + Philosophy (new)
Mathematics + Computer Science
Statistics + Computer Science
Other New Majors
In addition to new CS+X programs we will also be adding new majors in Econometrics & Quantitative Economics in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and Lyric Theatre in the College of Fine & Applied Arts (which will require an audition).