How to Apply and What You Need

Welcome. Here you’ll find the Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies and Planning (BAUSP) program requirements and what you’ll need to apply.

Who We Accept and What You Need

We accept students into the BAUSP program directly from high school (as first-year students) or from other colleges in their sophomore or junior year (as transfer students).

The following high school courses are required when applying as a first-year student:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 2 years of any one foreign language
  • 2 years of social studies
  • 2 years of laboratory science

A transfer student must have completed 60 or more semester hours (30 for students transferring within the university) of acceptable undergraduate work with an earned GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. The department recommends that students with more than 90 hours already earned (or 135 hours on a quarter system) complete their undergraduate degrees and apply to the graduate program.


First-Year Students and Transfers from Other Institutions

First-Year Students and Transfers from Other Institutions

Students applying to the program from high school (first-year students) or transferring from another institution should access the undergraduate admissions’ Online Application System.

Transfer applicants can find more details in the Transfer Handbook.

For more information, contact:
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
901 W Illinois St
Urbana, IL 61801
Voice: 217-333-0302
Fax: 217-244-4614


Transfers from Other University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Colleges

To transfer to our program from another college within the university, please complete a BAUSP Transfer Student Application Form (PDF) and submit it to:

Mary Edwards, Associate Director of Academic Programs
Voice: 217-333-3211

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