Are you an admitted spring transfer? If so, click here!

Congratulations Illini, you’ve been admitted!!! But 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 admitted spring transfer student.

Your admitted student checklist is detailed on your myIllini account, and that’s also where you’re going to be performing most of these tasks.

Admitted Student Checklist:


First and foremost, either accept or decline your offer of admission. In order to accept your offer, you must submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $150.00. This must be done before completing most of the steps on your checklist, however, you can apply for financial aid and check the status of your financial aid, beforehand. If you applied with a fee waiver, or if you qualify for a fee waiver, you will not need to pay the enrollment fee or housing advance payment.

Tip: If you paid the application fee, but you qualify for a fee waiver, go ahead and have your school counselor send a fee waiver to our office so that we can waive the enrollment fee and housing advance payment for you.

NetID and Computing

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.

Financial Aid

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.

If you have further questions, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Tuition and Payment Options

Once a month, an email will be sent to your Illinois email address, reminding you to view your student account and to make any necessary payments. Please note that we do not mail any paper billing statements.

To allow your parents to view and make payments for tuition, fees, and University Housing charges, you must grant them access to your student account as an Authorized Payer.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact the University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations Office.


Please refer to our Admitted Transfer FAQ for information regarding whether or not you are required to live in on-campus housing. It’s also recommended that you consults with the Housing Information Office prior to signing a lease.

If you’re required to live in on-campus housing, wait 24 hours after accepting your offer of admission and then complete your University Residence Hall contract online with your housing advance payment or apply online with a Private Certified Housing facility.


You’ll meet with your academic advisor prior to registering for your spring courses, and you’ll have the ability to set up an individual advising/registration appointment starting in early November. The last possible date for registration appointments is January 12.

Placement Tests

You must complete your placement tests at least 2 weeks prior to your registration date. Placement tests will be available starting in early November.

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 transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions directly from your institution. Official transcripts must contain all courses and final grades.

If you’re going to be making any changes or you have made any changes to your college scheduled you should consult with our office ideally prior to making any changes. If you’ve already changed your schedule submit the Course Change Form found at the bottom of your Admitted Student Checklist in your myIllini account.

Required Immunizations

Immunization forms must be completed and submitted to McKinley Health Center by December 1. International students may bring their completed forms to campus.

I-20 Application

International students who require an I-20 must submit the online I-20 application. Our SEVIS school codes are CHI214F01070000 for F-1 visa holders and P-1-00209 for J-1 visa holders.


Additional Information:

Student Health Insurance

The Student Health Insurance Plan is assessed to every student. But if you have private health insurance, you may opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan. You can read more about student health insurance here.

Disability-Related Resources

Students with disabilities must contact Disability Resources and Educational Services to request and obtain disability related services at least 6 weeks before the first day of classes. This will allow for enough time to make the necessary accommodations.

That’s it! Pretty easy right? If you have any questions, feel free to contact our office and 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 now an Illini!!!



Transfer Recruitment Coordinator, Undergraduate Admissions
I help transfer students navigate our application and admission process. I have a background not only in admissions but also in financial aid. I'm originally from southeastern Michigan.