ILEE Dual Degree Application

ILEE Application Deadlines

  • To be eligible for Fall 2022, you must apply by APRIL 30, 2022. The application typically opens on February 15.
    • Applicants should plan on meeting with their home department advisor and an ILEE advisor to obtain signatures for the required Engineering Dual Degree Form.  Please allow yourself sufficient time (at least one week) to complete this before April 30, 2022.

  • To be eligible for Spring 2023, you must apply by OCTOBER 30, 2022. The application typically opens on September 15.
    • Applicants should plan on meeting with their home department advisor and an ILEE advisor to obtain signatures for the required Engineering Dual Degree Form.  Please allow yourself sufficient time (at least one week) to complete this before October 30, 2022.

  • NOTE: Students must apply in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th semester at the University, have taken at least 1 required TE course (or if in their 2nd semester, be enrolled in a required TE course), and have worked out a plan with advisors to obtain both their primary engineering degree and the ILEE degree in a timely fashion.

Application process

To apply for the ILEE Dual Degree Program, please follow the steps below:

  1. Check to ensure that you are eligible.
  2. Click the ILEE Application button below. It will take you to the Engineering Portal Student Transfer page. NOTE: This seems confusing since you're not transferring, but for now this is the correct process to apply for the ILEE dual degree.
  3. Log In
  4. For "Choose a College to Transfer to", select "The Grainger College of Engineering"
  5. After the new page opens, answer the three questions at the bottom of the page. This will allow you to choose a portfolio type. This will allow you to choose the ENGR Portfolio (do not start a PREP Portfolio).
  6. Click "Continue to your portfolio"
  7. The portfolio page will open. Fill out the entire portfolio, taking note of the items below:
     
    • For the first question in the first section, “What major(s) are you initially interested in?”, answer by stating that you are seeking a dual degree—one degree in: [insert home department major, i.e. Electrical Engineering], and one degree in Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship.
    • You will need to upload your resume and write a personal statement.
    • You will need to upload the Engineering Dual Degree Form to your portfolio. Visit the Engineering Undergraduate Programs Website, and click on Application Process to download the form. 
    • Then, obtain the needed signatures on the Dual Degree form (see image below), and upload it to the portfolio. Here is the process:
      • First, meet with your home department advisor to review your application and course plan. Make sure to include your statement on page 3 of the form.
      • If your advisor approves and signs the form in box one (1), email the signed form to Laura Miller (arriola@illinois.edu) to schedule a meeting with TEC.
      • After the meeting, Laura Miller will sign for TEC in box two (2) and send the form to the College to obtain signatures from the Undergraduate Deans in boxes three (3) and four (4).
      • Once signed, you will be sent the completed Dual Degree Form to upload to the portfolio.
  8. Under the final portfolio section called "Apply - Majors of Interest" there is a section called "Major Selection". For the first question "Identify your top major of interest", you MUST answer "Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship". This will NOT displace your home major. Ignore the next two questions about identifying your second or third major of interest.
     

ILEE Application

If you have any questions, please contact us at tec-ilee@illinois.edu