We are excited to bring you into our Illini family. After students have accepted their offers of admission and worked through their Admitted Student Checklists, it is mandatory for them to sign up for Summer Registration. This day-long campus program is required of all students who live within 500 miles of campus (other students may complete the program online), and you are certainly encouraged to join!
In order for your child’s sessions to go smoothly, it is best to prepare. After signing up for a program, your child should do the following before coming to campus:
- Send AP scores directly from College Board.
- Do the college homework (available now on the Admitted Student Checklist).
- Take placement tests 2 weeks before coming for registration (available in early May).
The day of registration, you and your child will start the day together and then separate for different sessions (a good practice for moms like mine out there!). As your child meets with academic advisors, discusses career goals, and picks courses for the fall, you will attend a Parent Orientation Program along with sessions on campus safety and housing.
Parents will eat together at our largest dining hall—the Ike. We’ll provide each student 1 lunch ticket for his or her parent/guest (additional ones may be purchased there). Just as students are encouraged to mingle while they eat lunch with their future classmates, this is an opportunity for you to interact with other parents as there will be a great deal of information provided throughout the day.
It’s a long day, so I recommend comfortable clothing and walking shoes. After all the sessions, you will meet your child again and free to stick around or head home. If you have more questions, check out our FAQ page or give us a call at 217-333-0302. We look forward to seeing you on campus!