Transfer Student Open House

You and your family are invited to learn more about transferring to the University of Illinois. the Transfer Student Open House program will include an information fair featuring representatives from each college, financial aid, and other offices across campus. We will also provide a presentation on admission and housing, a transfer student panel, and a campus tour.

Come see where you belong!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

We look forward to seeing you!

Because this event has happened, I edited out some of the details. Please see a new blog post I put up about visiting campus.

Comments

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Josh

September 20, 2008, 12:29 pm

Dan,

I’m just leaving active duty military and I’m trying to see how this would affect my transferability into UIUC. I visited the u.select site but the coursework I’ve done aren’t listed. How could I find out before my application is submitted if my SMART transcripts are going to apply for UIUC?

Thanks

Josh

 

Dan

September 22, 2008, 11:32 am

Josh,

Since we do not accept occupational work, as opposed to academic study, as transferable, it is not likely that SMART credits will transfer. The reason you do not see information in u.select regarding that work is that it would not be transferable for academic credit at Illinois.

If you have academic coursework that you completed at an institution of higher education, you should have those transcripts sent to us.

Dan

 

Eman

September 22, 2008, 12:05 pm

I would like to know if I can transfer my Sociology class and Dialogue and Intro to Bible if I transfer, and will I be able to join the Basketball team since I am already on a College team.

 

Dan

September 22, 2008, 5:21 pm

Eman,

You can look up course transferability online. I cannot answer your questions without knowing more about the courses, beginning with where you are enrolled.

Should you come to Illinois to study, you would be welcome to engage in a wide variety of opportunities in athletics. Whether our NCAA basketball team would be an option for you or not is not a question I can answer.

Dan

 

Dominique Siler

September 22, 2008, 8:38 pm

I will be attending open house for transfered students on the 18 of October.

 

Sarah

September 22, 2008, 10:49 pm

Is there a waiting list? Reservations are full… Are there any events I can come to anyways?

 

Erin

September 22, 2008, 11:01 pm

Dan,

I too am preparing to be discharged from active duty military and enter civilian life again. I am looking into universities in Illinois and am curious about online courses offered–as I will be discharged in December and will be transitioning back to Illinois. I am anxious to continue my education and want to start back as soon as possible! Is there an online course catalog available?

Thanks!
Erin

 

Ryan

September 22, 2008, 11:04 pm

Dan,

I’m interested i transferring to UIUC from community college.
Do I have to satisfy all the requirements for my major prior to the deadline? Or, could I just send additional transcripts after the deadline? I’m going to start some required classes before the deadline but finish them after the deadline.

Thank you,

Ryan

 

Emily

September 23, 2008, 12:03 am

I have been out of school for 3 years, but only have my Associates degree. I would like to transfer to UIUC, but don’t know if I would be considered a transfer or not.

Thanks!

 

yang

September 23, 2008, 1:06 am

Hi,Dan,
I am a student who plans to apply for the spring transfer for UIUC. For the online apply procedure, i have some questions: in the part of previous college, there is a blank that i need to provide the number of semester/quarter hours, what does the “semester/quarter hours” mean? I only earned credits in my own university, how do i transform them into semester/quarter hours? Thank you.
Sincerely,
Cheng Yang

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:00 am

Sarah,

This event is not full. There is a note on the web page where students can sign up for events that:

*Unfortunately, the Fairview Heights reception is full. We will no longer be accepting requests for it. Sorry for the inconvenience.

This is a general form we use for all upcoming events. Only the noted reception is full. Transfer Open House is not full. We would love to see you there.

Dan

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:00 am

Dominique,

Wonderful! Please make sure you complete the RSVP form to let us know.

Dan

 

Karl S

September 23, 2008, 10:05 am

I was interested in transferring from UIC to the engineering program at UIUC. During high school, I took the basic project lead the way class. I know that U of I has been a long time partner with the PLTW program, they train and certify the high school programs. Does UIUC accept the college transfer credit portion of of the PLTW program? If so, will it apply towards the general GPA or technical GPA?

Thanks

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:09 am

Erin,

University of Illinois system runs a service called Illinois Virtual Campus. The objective is to provide a resource of all online courses offered in the state. This would be a good starting point for you in your search for online coursework.

Dan

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:19 am

Ryan,

For most programs, you are expected to complete transfer prerequisites as listed in the Transfer Handbook prior to enrollment at Illinois. A few programs require that courses be completed by the end of the spring before fall enrollment. (These special cases state this requirement in the Transfer Handbook.)

We look at in-progress and planned coursework at the time of application in evaluating whether prerequisites are met. We require official transcripts at the time of application from every institution of higher education at which you have enrolled.

For all institutions at which you have in-progress or planned coursework at the time of application, we will require final transcripts prior to enrollment. At that time, we match the statements you made on your application to your final records. We will expect all courses you indicated you would have completed prior to enrollment at Illinois to be completed, and for your grades to be at the same level as those for which we had records when we reviewed your application. If either or both of these is not the case, we may rescind the offer of admission. (This is rare, but it is an important warning.)

Dan

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:26 am

Emily,

If you have earned an associate’s degree (congratulations for that accomplishment!) and would now like to pursue a baccalaureate degree at Illinois, you would apply as a transfer student. It does not matter that there are a few years between your associate’s completion and matriculating here.

Dan

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 10:40 am

Yang,

You are not providing enough information in your question for me to answer. You can contact our office if you need specific assistance.

What I can tell you in general is that most American colleges and universities grant credit for undergraduate study in semester hours, quarter hours, or trimester hours. (You can find information about this system online.) We ask in the transfer application for students to state the number of credit hours they have earned.

If your institution of higher education does not grant credits in this way, you will need to investigate how to translate the system to match ours. Since I have no idea what system in which you are a student, I cannot guide you as to how to translate your credits.

Dan

 

Jeremy

September 23, 2008, 2:10 pm

I plan on transfering to UIUC for the Fall 09 semester. Does this open house date apply to me or will there be an other one before that time?

Thanks

Jeremy

 

Dan

September 23, 2008, 3:15 pm

Jeremy,

This would be a good event for you to attend. You’ll be filling out the application for fall 2009 very soon, and so now is really the time to be getting information. If you can attend, I recommend that you do so.

Students will be welcome to visit campus in the spring, but we are not planning another open house specifically for prospective transfer students.

Dan

 

Dan

September 24, 2008, 10:07 am

Karl,

It’s great that you participated in Project Lead the Way. You might consider discussing the experience in one of your application essays.

In general, Illinois would grant credit to a course taken for college credit if a college or university transcript shows that credit and the credit is transferable. For example, if you took Calculus I at an Illinois community college when you were in high school, you would likely get that credit here. You can look online for what courses transfer to Illinois.

Dan

 

Jessica

September 24, 2008, 3:24 pm

Dan,

I saw that the decisions for admissions into the Sprin 09 semester will be available online December 12. Does that mean that we will not be able to know before hand? Or is December 12 the latest that a decision will be made?

 

Dan

September 24, 2008, 5:11 pm

Jessica,

We will do our very best to make sure all decisions for all applications that were received on time will be available to applicants by mid-December. We will certainly make and release decisions prior to that date. Depending on the major you apply to and the timing of your application becoming complete, you may hear your decision well before that time.

Make sure you check your application status to verify that it is complete and ready for review. Also, we will send a letter when a decision has been posted, but to get your decision faster you can see it online as soon as it is entered.

Dan

(Note if any freshmen applicants read this blog–the process is different, and you should consult our web page for information about decision dates.)

 

Chris

September 29, 2008, 6:45 pm

Dan, My application for the Spring semester is under committee review for the College of AHS. Do you have any idea when I would find out if I am accepted?

 

Dan

October 1, 2008, 5:54 pm

Chris,

If your status is complete, you are in good shape. Unfortunately, I can’t give you an average time because, like you said, there are many factors. All I can say is you will receive a decision by mid-December. It could be as early as late next week, but it may be later.

Dan

 

Samantha

October 2, 2008, 11:19 am

Dan,

I’ve RSVPd to the open house and look forward to coming. However, I am wondering if I should bring anything with me, such as unofficial transcripts. If so, is there anything else you would recommend that I bring with me as well?

Samantha

 

Dan

October 2, 2008, 3:55 pm

Samantha,

Wonderful! I’m glad you’ll be joining us.

You do not need to bring anything to this event. I would suggest bringing unofficial transcripts to anyone who is coming to campus for a one-on-one meeting with Undergraduate Admissions or with someone from your intended program. For this event, though, it is probably not necessary.

Rather than bring anything specific, the best thing to prepare would be to review the Transfer Handbook and look up department web pages for whatever major(s) you might be interested in. If you’re in early exploration, that’s OK, too.

Dan

 

Ganpat

October 15, 2008, 1:22 pm

If applying for Fall 2009, Can the on-line application process start now or have to wait till Jan 2009? Are the essays for Fall same as Spring 2009?

 

Dan

October 15, 2008, 8:35 pm

Ganpat,

The fall application will be available January 15. You cannot apply now for fall 2009.

The essays used on the spring 2009 application are the same as those on the fall 2009 application. Please see the following post:
http://blog.oar.uiuc.edu/?p=1274

Dan

 

ksg

October 16, 2008, 2:44 pm

My son was admitted into UIUC, Computer Science in Fall 2008 but could not join. He is currently studying in Univ of California. If he wants to transfer to UIUC (Fall 2009), should he apply as a transfer student?

 

Dan

October 18, 2008, 2:55 pm

ksg,

Yes. He will need to apply as a transfer, beginning a new application process, for the semester for which he intends to begin at Illinois.

Dan