University of Illinois System

University of Illinois Admissions Code of Conduct

Updated August 2023

All University of Illinois admission policies are set with the approval of the campus Senates. Only faculty, college representatives designated by the dean, or admissions officers whose jobs involve direct responsibility for admissions will be involved in admissions decisions. Other faculty and more senior administrators will provide policy guidance and are available for consultation at the request of those involved in admissions decisions.

Admission processes follow the general University Code of Conduct and the codes of conduct established by the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) and National Association of Graduate Admissions Professionals (NAGAP). Violators will be subject to discipline up to and including discharge.

All employees involved in the enrollment process are required to follow this Admissions Code of Conduct, the University Code of Conduct, and other codes of conduct listed below. This includes employees who participate in any of the following activities: lead generation (including any communications and/or marketing to prospective students, brand recognition activities, etc.), recruiting activities, admissions processing through matriculation, financial aid determination and administration, and related practices. These employees are also expected to comply with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Additional codes of conduct and policies related to admissions and enrollment include:

Summary of University of Illinois System Admissions Firewall Practices

Ethical Recruitment of Students


Student Loan Code of Conduct:


Student privacy:

FERPA and Compliance