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On-Campus Transfer Students

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If you are currently a UIUC student and wish to transfer into Economics, or add us as your second major, please see the information below (if you are off-campus, please see our 'Prospective Students' section).

Declaration Criteria

Students must have completed the criteria listed below in order to transfer into economics. Please also read information for "Non-LAS" and "LAS Students" to see when you are able to declare, and any other requirements. We highly recommend that you meet with an Economics Advisor frequently, even if you are not yet declared, but intend on transferring into economics to ensure you are fulfilling requirements.

New, effective for the Spring 2016 admit term:

  • Students must have completed the following prior to declaring:
    • ECON 102, 103, and 202;
    • At least one ECON course must be completed at UIUC; 2.33 grade point average for all ECON major courses taken on this campus
    • Completed Math 220 or 221 with a C or higher (either on- or off-campus; transfer grade will count)

Econ Major Course Substitutions

While it is recommended that students take the Economics major courses, some substitutions may be made. Please see our Curriculum & Courses page (under 'Course Substitutions') for information for all approved courses. Speak with an Econ Advisor about any substitutions to ensure you meet the requirements and are prepared to continue into economics courses.

Non-LAS Students (Intercollegiate Transfers)

If you are not currently in LAS and would like to transfer into Economics, please view the information on the LAS Intercollegiate Transfer Website as you will need to attend an ICT meeting before you transfer into economics.

LAS Students

Please go to the LAS Declaring or Changing a Curriculum or Major Website for more information on the declaration criteria and the times during the semester you may apply. There are typically two periods each semester and one during the summer when you may declare a major in LAS.

Economics Courses (Overrides for future economics majors)

Most of our upper-level courses have restrcitions (ECON 303 and 400s) until after the priority registration period. All information about course restrictions are listed on the course explorer. If you have not yet declared as an economics major, you will need to wait until the restrictions are lifted in order to add the classes (please check the Course Explorer- Academic Catalog to see information on restrictions and the dates these are lifted). Typically, our course restrictions are lifted once the priority registration period is complete (but see the course explorer for more information about specific courses). We offer many selections, so you will have the opportunity to add the courses once the restrictions are lifted, but we encourage you to register as soon as possible when they are open (we will not provide overrides to get into the courses).

If you have not yet declared Economics as your major, please make an appointment to meet with an Economics Advisor to go over your course selections. We do not provide overrides in most cases as there are many courses you may select, and once you are declared you will receive priority registration. It is important that you meet with an economics advisor regularly to go over your options (you do not need to be a declared economics major to schedule an appointment).

Economics Listserv (Newsletter, Announcements, etc. )

If you are not yet declared as an economics student, but would like to receive information about upcoming events, opportunities, and to keep updated within the Department, you may add your email address by clicking here, email, or stop by our office. We also recommend that you connect with us on social media!

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