Congratulations, you’ve been admitted! Now what?
Congratulations Illini, you’ve been admitted!!! But what do you do now? Look no further than your admitted student checklist. In this blog I’ll be taking you through your next steps as an admitted student. Also, feel free to check your admitted student packet, which you’ll be receiving in the mail soon.
Your admitted student checklist is detailed on your myIllini account, and that’s also where you’re going to be performing most of these tasks.
Admitted Student Checklist:
First and foremost, either accept or decline your offer of admission. In order to accept your offer, you must submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $150.00. This must be done before completing most of the steps on your checklist, however, you can apply for financial aid, and check the status of your financial aid, beforehand. If you applied with a fee waiver, or if you qualify for a fee waiver, you will not need to pay the enrollment fee or housing advance payment.
Tip: If you paid the application fee, but you qualify for a fee waiver, go ahead and have your high school counselor send a fee waiver to our office so that we can waive the enrollment fee and housing advance payment for you.
NetID and Computing
You also need to set up your NetID and NetID password. You’ll frequently use your NetID to access different resources on campus. In order to do this, you will need your Activation Code and University Identification Number (UIN) both of which are available through your myIllini account.
Tip: Make sure that your NetID is something that you’ll remember. Also, it will be part of your email address here at Illinois so make it something that you won’t be embarrassed to put on any documents, resumes, etc.
Hopefully by this point you’ve filed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If not, go ahead and do that as soon as possible and make sure to have it sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Your financial aid packages should arrive around February of 2017. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Housing applications are available starting in December. After accepting your offer of admission, complete your University Residence Hall contract online with your housing advance payment or apply online with a Private Certified Housing facility.
Tip: Be sure that you are the one that fills your housing survey. Don’t have your parents do it for you, because they don’t know your preferences as well as you might think!
Summer Registration is a 1-day program where you’ll meet with an academic advisor and register for your fall courses. Dates will be available in mid-March. You’ll receive an email with more information at that time. So keep an eye out for that!
College Registration Homework
Summer Registration homework and tutorials will be available online starting in early April. You must complete these at least 2 weeks prior to your registration date.
You must complete your placement tests at least 2 weeks prior to your registration date. Placement tests will be available starting in May.
Tip: Click the link above to see which placement tests you’re required to take!
You need to have your official final transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from your high school as soon as your final grades are posted. We must receive them by July 10. Official final transcripts need to include all grades from years 9-12 as well as a graduation date.
Immunization forms must be completed and submitted to McKinley Health Center by July 1. International students must bring their completed forms to campus.
Students with disabilities must contact Disability Resources and Educational Services to request and obtain disability related assistances at least 6 weeks before the first day of classes. This will allow for enough time to make the necessary accommodations.
myIllini Email Address
While this isn’t part of your official Admitted Student Checklist it is a very important tip! If you used an email address from your high school to set up your myIllini account, I would recommend contacting your high school to ask whether or not that email address will be inactivated at the end of the school year. If so, please be sure to submit the biographical change form via your myIllini account prior to your high school email address being shut down.
Ensure that you change your email address to an account that you check regularly as we will be sending you some very important information over the summer via email.
That’s it! Pretty easy right? If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office and we’ll be able to help guide you through this process.
Finally, go ahead and give yourself a pat on the back because you’re now a college student!!!