Category - Admissions

Keep up with our bloggers’ posts (specifically our Admissions Counselors!) to learn all of the things you need to do to become an Illini.

Four Ways to Beat College Application Stress

Whether it’s high school counselors asking you about grades, college reps giving you fliers and swag, or just the fact that your older sibling got accepted into 35 colleges and your parents expect you to do the same...

Business Majors and Majors Similar to Business

So you’re interested in business! Good choice. Deciding that you want to study business probably sounded very straightforward … until you studied UIUC’s course catalog.  “Hang on,” you might think...

What Does It Mean to Be an Undeclared Major?

When you start out at UIUC, you want to make sure you’ve found the major that’s just right for you. You may feel a lot of pressure to pick a major immediately, but if you need a little more time and experience before...

Applying to College at UIUC: A Complete Guide

Applying to college is key, and you want to get it right. It can also be a complicated maze full of twists and turns (including different requirements and deadlines for every school on your list!). We’re here to...

UIUC Transfer Guide: How to Apply, Step by Step

Welcome! We’re so excited you’re thinking of making the jump to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. The UIUC transfer process looks a little different than the steps you may have taken to apply to colleges in...

How to Get a College Application Fee Waiver

Applying to colleges can be overwhelming. Not only are you busy writing essays and filling out forms, but you also have to keep in mind the amount of money necessary to apply to all of the schools on your list. If the...

Prepping For Midterms and Finals as a Freshman

Midterms and Finals season is quickly approaching. Some of us are finishing up our 8 week course finals. And some of us are prepping for our midterms fairly soon. I have just finished my first final ever as a freshman...

UIUC College Essay Example Prompts

Whether you decide to apply to UIUC through Common App or myIllini, you’ll have to conquer the dreaded essay portion of the application. Fear not! When writing your essay, you have several options to choose from...

Is Parkland Pathway the Right Fit for Me?

Let’s find out! Parkland Pathway is perfect for students who are interested in beginning their college experience at Parkland and then transferring to UIUC later. This opportunity is open to Illinois high school...

Submitting Official Transcripts and Scores

Congratulations to all of you as you close in on your summer breaks! I hope you all are enjoying your shift from your schoolwork to an exciting and relaxing summer. Even though you may have finished up all of your high...

UIUC Test-Optional Policy Extended

The University of Illinois System recently announced that we will continue our test-optional policy for the next two years. This means that if you’re a high school student applying for admission for Fall 2022 or...

Can I Change My Major?

“I think I changed my mind on what I want to major in. What do I do?” If you are asking yourself this question, know you are not alone. We are here as a resource to assist you through this process. You may...