Author - Chris

College Fair Navigation Guide

At some point this fall, most high schools will host a college fair, where they invite representatives from various universities and colleges to provide you with information. This is a time where you can have candid...

Financial Aid Filing Season

As the start of the school year is quickly approaching, seniors should be keeping financial aid at the forefront of their thoughts. Financial aid is very important as it’s necessary for many students to be able to...

Accepting Your Offer

Hello Future Illini, First off, I would like congratulate you on being admitted to Illinois and welcome you to the family! As you begin receiving decisions from the institutions you applied to, it’s important that you...

Why Apply Early Action?

Two of my favorite quotes in life are “The early bird gets the worm” and “The first to arrive has the best chance of success.” These sayings are very accurate, especially when it comes to the Illinois admissions process...

The Work-Study Synopsis

As a previous Illinois student and beneficiary of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS), I thought it would be helpful to tell all of you future students more about the program. FWS is a need-based program that provides...

Greetings from the CSO

The Chicago Satellite Office, affectionately known as the CSO, is an extension of Illinois’ Office of Undergraduate Admissions and serves the Chicagoland area. The CSO is located inside the Illini Center on the 19th...