I’ve Accepted My Offer … Now What?

First off, I want to say congratulations and welcome to the Illini family! We are so excited that you have chosen Illinois to pursue your college education. Now that you’ve accepted your offer, you can begin the next steps in the process to enrollment. All of the next steps are provided for you on your Admitted Student Checklist. With less than five months until Fall Orientation and Welcome Days, I wanted to provide you some guidance in navigating that checklist.

One of the first parts of the checklist is for Financial Aid. You can access your award letter directly from the checklist. If you have questions about your award letter, you can contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

There are a few things that you need to prioritize:

  • Claim your NetID and password. You will use this to log into most systems on campus, including the portal to register for classes. Remember, the NetID you choose will also function as your Illinois email address.
  • Sign up for Summer Registration. Of course to attend Illinois, you need to sign up for classes! Summer Registration will take place in June, but before you attend you need to complete your Placement Tests (available in early May) and College Homework (available in early April).
  • Submit your Housing contract. The priority deadline for University Housing is May 15, or you can apply online with Private Certified Housing.
  • Send us your final transcripts. When you applied, you self-reported your high school grades, so now we’ll need your transcripts that include all of your grades for years 9 through 11. You don’t need to send any transcripts until after you graduate. Just make sure to submit them by July 10!

Make sure to read and complete the entire Admitted Student Checklist. If you have any questions about the checklist (or just Illinois in general), you can comment below or give us a call at (217) 333-0302.

We can’t wait to have you here!



Admissions Counselor
After completing my master’s degree in higher education in May 2016, I returned to my roots in East Central Illinois. I specialize in transfer students. As a former transfer student myself, I understand the challenges students face when they decide to transition to a new institution.


  • It says that I need to maintain my grades but my examinations are on 5 consecutive days. 9th-13th May which include some of the toughest courses of my university. I am almost certain that I won’t get as high as I have in the past semesters. How much of a variation or drop in GPA is considered safe?

  • Hi Ambikeya,

    All offers of admission are conditional and a significant drop in grades can impact an admission decision. If you would like information about the grade review process, I encourage you to contact our office via phone at (217) 333-0302 and ask to speak with an admissions counselor.