Admitted Fall Transfer Student Next Steps

Congratulations, you are admitted! So you’re probably thinking, “Now what?” Before you start packing your bags, I want to provide you some information on the next steps you will need to take to complete the transfer process and successfully begin your journey at Illinois.

1. Accept your offer!

You’ve been admitted, and that’s a big deal! You can accept your offer through your myIllini account. You must also submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee. Once you accept your offer, you will have access to each part of your admitted student checklist. We do understand the importance of making an informed decision, so take the time you need to make sure Illinois is the right place for you.

2. Review and complete the admitted student checklist.

This checklist will allow you to preview and manage all of the necessary next steps to enrollment. You will be able to claim your NetID, sign up for Summer Registration, decide on tuition and billing payment options, and learn about what documents you need to submit.

3. Successfully complete your classes at your current institution.

It is a condition of your admission that you maintain your grades for your final semester before transferring. You can start preparing for Illinois, but don’t lose sight of the classes you are in now!

4. Decide on a housing option.

All students are guaranteed on-campus housing for 4 years. If you want to live on campus, you can choose from University Housing or Private Certified Housing. As a transfer student, you might have the option to live in off-campus housing. If you have more than 30 credit hours or have lived on campus in university housing at another institution for one year, you can choose either on- or off-campus housing. You should consult with the Housing Information Office before signing a lease to ensure you meet the requirements to live off campus. The Tenant Union can help you find apartments and houses and even review leases.

5. Register for an Admitted Transfer Day.

It is not a requirement, but I encourage you to attend one of our Admitted Transfer Days. These events are designed to help admitted transfer students learn more about university and campus resources. Admitted Transfer Days will be held on Friday, March 17, and Thursday, April 13. You can sign up through your myIllini account.

6. Remember to have your transcripts sent once you have completed the current semester.

We will need your grades from the spring semester, so make a mental note or mark it on your calendar to have your current institution send them once you have finished.

Okay, now you can start packing!




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December 6, 2016, 3:58 pm

I thought fall transfer students don’t find out until mid December or February? I applied for early action!



December 6, 2016, 4:55 pm

Hi Audrey!

Transfer decisions are given on a rolling basis. The Early Action deadline is for freshman applicants, as freshman receive their decisions only two dates- December 16th and February 3rd. We give transfer student’s decisions as we make them. All decisions should be released no later than mid-April.



January 12, 2017, 3:15 pm

How does tuition work for transfers? I read on the Net Price Calculator that transfer students may be eligible for different loans/scholarships/tuition etc…?



January 19, 2017, 9:50 am

Hi Hannah!

Tuition rates are the same for transfer students. You could be eligible for transfer specific scholarships. Your application to the university doubles as your application for all available scholarships, including transfer specific scholarships. You can contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for questions regarding loans and need-based aid.