Congratulations, you’ve accepted your offer! Now what?
You’re finally an Illini! So… 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 enrolling student.
Your admitted student checklist is on your myIllini account, and that’s also where you’re going to be performing most of these tasks.
Admitted Student Checklist
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. Our school code is 001775.
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) will begin sending out financial aid packages around mid-February. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact OSFA.
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.
After accepting your offer of admission, you’ll have to wait 24 hours before completing your University Residence Hall contract with your housing advance payment or applying online with a Private Certified Housing facility. Housing applications will become available in February with a priority deadline of May 15.
Tip: Be sure that you are the one that fills your housing survey. Don’t have your parents do it for you because they may not know your preferences as well as you think!
Registration is a 1-day program where you’ll meet with an academic advisor, register for your fall courses, and meet your new classmates! Dates will become available in mid-March. You’ll receive an email with more information at that time, so be sure to keep an eye out for that!
College Registration Homework
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 early May.
Tip: Click the link above to see which placement tests you’re required to take!
Final Transcripts/Schedule Changes
You must have your official final high school transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from your high school as soon as your final grades are posted. The deadline for us to receive your them is July 10. Official final high school transcripts must include all grades and courses from years 9-12 as well as a graduation date. If you’ve made any changes to your schedule since you applied please be sure to submit the Course Change Form via your myIllini account.
Summer enrollees should have their transcript for grades and courses from years 9-11 sent to us by June 1 and then a final high school transcript sent to us once year 12 grades are posted.
If you took AP or IB exams you’re welcome to have them sent to Illinois in order to receive college credit. Scores must be sent directly from the testing agency. AP scores can be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and IB scores should be sent to Measurement and Evaluation. Additionally, if you took dual enrollment courses in high school, official transcripts from the institution that offered the dual enrollment courses must be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
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 assistance at least 6 weeks before instructions begin. 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 deactivated 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 via email over the summer.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right? If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office. 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 almost a college student!!!