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Transfer to MCB

To Transfer to MCB from Another Major in LAS on the Urbana Campus

Current Illinois undergraduates, in an LAS major, who wish to change their major to MCB must complete the following steps.

  1. Obtain approval from an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  2. Complete the Curriculum Change Form during the posted application period. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once the form has been processed. Application periods occur one week before classes begin through the 10th day of class each semester. They are also available during the months of October and March.

For general information on suggested courses to take prior to transferring please refer to our MCB Prospective Student Guide.

To Transfer to MCB from Another College on the Urbana Campus (Intercollegiate Transfers, ICT)

Current Illinois undergraduates who wish to ICT into the College of LAS and declare MCB as a major, must complete the following steps.

  1. Attend an LAS information session.
  2. Meet with an MCB advisor by attending one of our MCB informational meetings or make an individual appointment.
  3. Apply online using the link emailed to you by the College of LAS. Students will receive an email indicating whether or not they have been accepted to MCB once your application has been processed.

Curriculum change periods occur one week before classes begin through the 10th day of class each semester. They are also available during the months of October and March.

For general information on suggested courses to take prior to transferring please refer to our MCB Prospective Student Guide.

To Transfer to MCB from an Outside Institution

Prospective students from other institutions should refer to the U of I Admissions: Transfer Admissions Requirements Web Page. You can also consult the LAS Transfer Handbook (PDF). Click on "Biology - Molecular & Cellular or go to page 40 for MCB specific requirements.

Students wishing to pursue a double major or dual degree program should meet with a MCB advisor to discuss suggested courses and timeline for graduation. Students interested in pursuing a dual degree must petition the College of LAS for permission. Please follow the links below for additional information.

Double Degree

Dual Degree Information