The University of Illinois has reverted back to an early-notification option for admissions after a two-year experiment with only one application deadline.
Students who apply to the university by Nov. 1 will qualify for ``early action,'' in which applicants will know by Dec. 16 whether they're admitted, denied or deferred for consideration until Feb. 3.
Those who apply to the university by Dec. 1 will find out their status Feb. 3, too.
The university had a single application deadline on Dec. 1 for the past two years, during which they notified all applicants on the same day in early February.
The university's undergraduate admissions director, Andy Borst, says the federal financial aid application period's earlier start this year and complaints from alumni caused the university to reconsider the single application date.