Category - Admissions

Keep up with our bloggers’ posts (specifically our Admissions Counselors!) to learn all of the things you need to do to become an Illini.

Major/Career Concerns, We Can Help

Hello Students, I hope you are enjoying the start of this new school year.  The University of Illinois has created something amazing to help in the major/career search process. Please take a look at our new major...

Tips for your College Visits

Ahhh, campus visits…I remember the thrills and fears of picking a place to spend the next four years of my life. I was timid and shy, but also completely fascinated and excited. Now, as a college student, I have a...

Just Start!

In addition to core classes, every student enrolled in the college of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS) must take an eight-week seminar during their freshman year called LAS 101 (James Scholars take LAS 122). Within the...

College Fair Navigation Guide

At some point this fall, most high schools will host a college fair, where they invite representatives from various universities and colleges to provide you with information. This is a time where you can have candid...

Prospective Students 101

College: The word that holds a myriad of different emotions. It harbors so much excitement for the future, yet (in this moment) all it does is stress you out. Having just gone through the process myself, here are a few...

Illinois Fall Campus Visits 101

Visiting a university for the first time is truly an eye-opening experience for students and gives you one of your first opportunities to truly see yourself as an Illini. Fall is one of the best times to visit because...

Apply!

Hey everybody, I hope you all are enjoying those last few weeks of summer vacation and are ready to apply to Illinois! If you have not done so, make sure you mark your calendars because our application will be opening...

Introducing Self-Reported Test Scores!!!

Introducing…. Self-Reported Test Scores! ‘Tis the season! I’m here to share an exciting update to the Illinois freshman application…self-reported test scores!! For years, we’ve had students self-report their high...

Your path to Illinois starts here!

Hey, y’all! I’m back! Back to talk to you about how to start your Illinois journey. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, the college search process is overwhelming. I hope this post will help you, no matter where...