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Admitted Fall 2019 Transfer Students: Next Steps

Congratulations on your admission to Illinois!

Now that you’re officially part of the Illinois Legacy, I want to provide you some information about your next steps to enrollment. I hope this will help with your transition to Illinois.

1. Accept your offer!

You’ve been admitted, and that’s a big deal. You can accept your offer through your myIllini account. Note that you must also submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee when you do so. 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 your 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 New Student Registration, decide on tuition and billing payment options, and learn about what documents you need to submit. Also included in your myIllini account is your transfer course report. This report shows you how each of your courses transfer 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.

As a transfer student, you may 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 should consult with the Housing Information Office before signing a lease to ensure you meet the requirements to live off campus. If you want to live on campus, your options include both University Housing or Private Certified Housing. Two of our halls, Scott and Bousfield, include communities specifically for transfers. 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 our Admitted Transfer Day. 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 12, 2019. You’ll receive an email to sign up for it soon if you haven’t already.

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

Looking forward to having you on campus!



Assistant Director, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm here to help high school students and their families navigate the college search process. An Illinois alumnus (LAS ’02), I had the honor to play football for the Orange and Blue.


  • Hello Sonja,

    I resent the email for the Admitted Transfer Day to you. Please let me know if you have any more questions.