Admitted Transfer Students: Fall 2018 Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois! Now that you’re officially an Illini, I want to provide you some information about your next steps to enrollment. I hope it will help ease your transition to campus!

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. Included in your myIllini account is your transfer evaluation report. This report shows you how each of your courses transfers to Illinois.

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 where you want to live!

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. If you plan to live off campus, the Tenant Union can help you find apartments and houses and even review leases.

5. Register for Admitted Transfer Day.

It is not a requirement, but I encourage you to attend one of our Admitted Transfer Days. This event is designed to help admitted transfer students learn more about university and campus resources. This year’s program will take place in the Illini Union on April 13, 2018.

6. Submit your final spring transcripts.

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.

If you have any questions about the enrollment process, please feel free to contact our office at (217) 333-0302 or by email at

We can’t wait to have you on campus!



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.