You’ve decided to attend Illinois! Congratulations on making this big decision. We are so excited that you’ll be joining us in the fall.
There are a few steps you’ll want to complete as you prepare to register for classes. Here are a few reminders:
- Sign up for your Summer Registration appointment. DGS will be offering Summer Registration from May 30 – July 7. During this one day experience you come to campus (unless you live 500 miles away then you get to do a virtual advising appointment) where you will get to hear several presentations about how to successfully transfer to college life. Then in the afternoon you will meet one on one with a DGS Academic Advisor to do course planning for the fall. You’ll leave campus with your schedule that will start on August 28 (the first day of class). To sign up for your Summer Registration appointment, please visit your myillini account.
- Take your Placement Exams. Starting on May 1 you will have access to online placement exams. Your DGS Academic Advisor will use this information when helping recommend classes for you. Please take all four Placement Exams (Math, Chemistry, Physics, and the language you took in high school) whether you think you’ll take that subject or not. Your placement scores are not a part of your academic record and there is no penalty for a low score. We ask that you complete your Placement exam at least one week prior to your Registration appointment. More information on taking Placement Exams can be found on your myillini account.
- Sign up for Housing. The University of Illinois has a residency requirement which means that all incoming students are required to live in a University Housing facility. Whether you decide to live in a Residence Hall or a Private Certified Unit, you have a lot of options. You can explore your options on the Housing website. More information can be found on your myillini account.
- Start thinking about the major (s) you want to explore. This will help guide the conversation between you and your DGS Academic Advisor during your registration appointment. More information on all of the majors offered at Illinois can be found on the Office of Admissions website.
- Complete your Division of General Studies homework. This is extremely helpful for your DGS Academic Advisor as we prepare for your advising appointment. The DGS Homework can be found on your myillini account.
You may have noticed by now that a lot of useful information is available to you on your myillini account. I encourage you to use the Admitted Student Checklist as a guide to help you navigate the process of preparing to start at Illinois.
See you this summer!
Assistant Director for Admissions
Division of General Studies