Transfer Information

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Are you ready to join the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics?

Select your transfer need:

Off-Campus Transfer
On-Campus Transfer (ICT)
Concentration Change


Off-Campus Transfer

Visit the ACES off-campus transfer information for deadlines, resources, advising, aid, and more.



All current University of Illinois students who wish to transfer to a concentration in ACE must complete the​ ICT transfer process.

When can I apply?

Applications to transfer to ACE are available on this website here. They will be due Friday, October 15  Friday, October 22 at 12 noon.

About the Application

Transfer into all Department of ACE concentrations is competitive. Strong applications will demonstrate interests aligned with ACE concentration as reflected in two personal essays and a professional resume; potential to complete all requirements within 10 total semesters; and GPA in UIUC courses and core ACE courses. A 3.0 GPA is considered competitive, but students with a GPA below 3.0 are still encouraged to apply if the other elements of their application are strong.

Transfer Prerequisite Courses

All applicants must have credit for or be currently enrolled in:

  • ACE 100 (Applied Microeconomics) or ECON 102 (Microeconomics) AND
  • At least one of the QRI required Math courses from either
    • GROUP 1: MATH 124 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 125 (Elementary Linear Algebra), MATH 231 (Calculus II), or
    • GROUP 2: MATH 220 (Calculus), MATH 221 (Calculus I), MATH 234 (Calculus for Business).

ACE PZ/NZ Policy: PZ/NZ credit will not be accepted for ACE 100, ECON 102, and the first of the two required Quantitative Reasoning I Math requirements for the ACE major.  Students must take ACE 100, ECON 102, and at least one Quantitative Reasoning I Math course for a grade.

Transfer Recommended Courses

ACE does not have additional explicit course requirements to be eligible to apply and transfer.

Students can make progress towards completing the requirements for the ACE majors and demonstrate affinity for the major by taking and excelling in: 

  • Second course from the remaining ACE Quantitative Reasoning I Math Group requirement (see a full list of these courses in the “Transfer Prerequisite Courses” section)
  • ECON 103 (Macroeconomics)
  • ACE 161 (Microcomputer Applications) or CS 105 (Intro to Computing for Non-Tech Majors)
  • ACCY 201 (Accountancy I)
  • RHET 105 (Composition) and CMN 101 (Public Speaking) or CMN 111 (Oral & Written Comm I) and CMN 112 (Oral & Written Comm II)
  • ACE 262 (Applied Statistical Methods and Data Analytics I) or ECON 202 (Economic Statistics I)

Deadlines & Timelines

Applications will be reviewed as soon as possible after the application deadline. Applicants will receive their application decision no later than one week after the application deadline. Admitted students will be required to discuss paperwork, transfer implications, and other important information with their assigned ACE advisor.

Attend an Information Session (attendance not required for transfer)

Questions?  Attend any one of the four following ICT information sessions:

  • Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 1 pm in 305 Mumford Hall
  • Thursday, Oct. 7 at 4 pm in 305 Mumford Hall
  • Monday, Oct. 11 at 4:30 pm in 305 Mumford Hall
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 12 pm in 305 Mumford Hall.

or email with any questions you might have.


Academic Advising and Planning Assistance

If you would like academic advising or assistance planning to transfer into ACE, please contact your current academic advisor for support. If you are unsure of which concentration you wish to pursue, please contact with your questions. If you have selected a concentration, you may contact the advisor for that concentration directly.

Explore the ACE Concentrations


Concentration Change

Students currently enrolled in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics may apply to change their concentration ​(with one exception -- see below)  at any time during the academic year. Admission into a different concentration is not guaranteed. If you have questions about admission into your new concentration, please contact your current academic advisor.

AGACCOUNTING EXCEPTION:  ​ACE students who wish to change their concentration to Agricultural Accounting should apply during one of the four ICT opportunities for current UI students in August, October, January, and March described here.

Access the Concentration Change Application

Please note: this form is intended only for students who are currently enrolled in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois. If you are not currently enrolled in the Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois, please view the On-Campus Transfer Information to learn more about your application process.