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Admitted Fall 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. If you applied for fall admission, you should accept your offer online by May 1 (or within 2 weeks if you receive your Notice of Admission packet after April 15). The sooner you accept your offer of admission, the sooner you can sign up for registration, submit your housing request, and more.

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 evaluation 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 Off-Campus Community Living office can help you find apartments and houses and even review leases.

5. Register for Transfer Illini Day.

It is not a requirement, but we encourage you to attend our Transfer Illini 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 17, 2020. You’ll receive an invitation email to sign up for it soon if you haven’t already.

6. Submit your final spring transcripts.

Your admission decision is contingent on successful completion of any courses in progress or that you planned to take prior to entry to Illinois. For fall enrollment, you should have your final college transcripts sent to our office by June 15. If you’re taking summer courses, the final transcript needs to be sent as soon as your summer grades are finalized. All transcripts must be sent directly from the institution at which the courses were taken.

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!



Admissions Counselor, Undergraduate Admissions
I'm excited to help transfer students navigate and master the application process to find the right fit for them. As an Illinois transfer student and now an alumni, providing this information is my priority.


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  • Hello Sonja,

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

  • Hi, I just got admitted to Civil Engineering but I still haven’t received an email about the Transfer Illini Day. How do I register for the event?

  • Hi Tu,
    Congratulations on your admission, and thanks for reaching out! The email invitation hasn’t been sent yet, but you should receive it in mid-March. So keep a lookout for it then, and in the meantime, mark your calendar for April 17. We look forward to seeing you on campus!

  • Congrats to everyone admitted! I am so excited to move from Texas to Illinois and start my journey to get my degree and become an Illinois Teacher! Thank you for this opportunity.

  • Congratulations on your admission, Julia! We look forward to welcoming you to campus and can’t wait to see everything you achieve!

  • Thanks for reaching out, Bill. Transfer admission decisions are released on a rolling basis, meaning that not all decisions are released at the same time. Decisions are released up until mid-April, so you should hear back from us before that time. Best of luck!