Apply as a TRANSFER STUDENT
Students at other colleges and universities wishing to transfer to the University of Illinois Department of Theatre should follow the application process listed above. Transfer applicants must have a pre-transfer grade point average in transferable courses of 2.25 (A = 4.0) and must also be selected on the basis of their audition/portfolio review.
Current students at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign interested in being considered for transfer into the BFA Theatre Major should contact the Department of Theatre Office to arrange for an audition (Acting), portfolio review (Design, Technology or Management), or interview (Theatre Studies: Playwriting, Directing, and Dramaturgy Program.) Some courses in Theatre taken as non-majors may be transferable toward the BFA Theatre Curricula. Transferring may, however, add a year or more toward completion of a degree.
Because of the intensive nature of the BFA theatre degree at Illinois, students desiring to transfer should be aware that completing the sequential theatre curriculum at Illinois may extend their total college careers by at least one year. Although many credits may be transferable, many theatre credits from other institutions do not fulfill the specific BFA requirements in the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
Transfer application deadlines can be found at https://admissions.illinois.edu/Apply/Transfer/dates