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.

Visiting UIUC Virtually

The college that you choose will be your home for four years. That’s a long time! Since this year looks different than any year before and we need to keep ourselves and others safe, we’ve made many of our...

Tips For Filling Out the Admissions Essay

Seniors! The best four years of your lives is almost upon us. The only thing separating you from the Orange & Blue is the admissions application essay. When you apply, you will select the major/school you wish to...

The Beauty of Being your Own Tour Guide

Trying to decide where you’re going to spend the next four years’ worth of sleepless nights and priceless memories is no simple task, global pandemic excluded.  That’s why when prospective student events and campus...

Reasons to Apply Early Action at UIUC

I hope you all are settling into senior year and it is off to a great start! Many of you are probably in the midst of application preparation. Questions may have come up about our Early Action process and what this...

Being Successful While Being a Student at Home

Amidst the current circumstances, students of all ages have found themselves attending school from their homes, dorm rooms, or chosen residence. I’m not sure about anyone else, but I can confidently say that it’s been a...

Post-Admission Campus Visits

Congratulations, future Illini! You’re in! Whether you have committed to the University of Illinois or you are waiting until decision day, a post-admisison campus visit is worthwhile for all prospective students...

Beating the Stress of College Application Season

You know how Snapchat gives you those “one year ago today” memories? Well today my memory was a picture of my computer screen with the words “Abby, you’re an Illini!” front and center. For those of you who have just...

Your Next Steps as an Admitted UIUC Transfer

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign! Being admitted as a UIUC transfer student is a huge accomplishment. Give yourself a round of applause, a pat on the back, or a milkshake...

How to Apply to College in 4 Steps

Ah, the college application. The troll on the bridge. Instead of quizzing you with riddles, though, this troll is asking you to submit lengthy forms full of personal information to his office before a specified date...

Inter-Collegiate Transfer

If you’re anything like me, choosing a major was a major hurdle to overcome. With over 150 majors offered here at the University of Illinois, I was overwhelmed with the sheer amount of choices. When I found out that the...

Transfer Insights

Being able to look back at my personal social media posts through the “memories” function is amazing. I smile as I’m reminded of all of the incredible moments of my journey through higher education...

The Day I Decided to Come to Illinois

I’ll be honest, Illinois was not my first choice when I was applying to colleges. My mom was an Illini, which was one of the biggest reasons why I applied. Also, I had visited Chicago a few times and thought it would be...