Summer Registration

Your Illinois experience begins here.

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How to Prepare

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Complete your college registration homework in advance.

You must complete your homework and any required placement tests at least 2 weeks before your registration date. This will ensure that you're prepared for registration and able to register for the courses you need.

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Remember your passwords.

You’ll use your NetID and NetID password to log in to campus computers and the course registration system.

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Bring along an official photo ID.

You must have a valid form of identification (for example, a driver’s license or passport) to get your student ID card.

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If you're a transfer student, don't forget your course syllabi.

You'll need these for any non-articulated courses listed on your course report.

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Wear comfy clothes and walking shoes.

You’ll be walking around campus to get to different buildings during registration, so be sure to dress for the weather!

Your Itinerary

You’ll spend the day getting to know the university, your classmates, and your college better as you meet with an advisor to map out your academic strategy and select fall classes. A general agenda is below, though your exact schedule will vary depending on your college and major. You’ll receive more details at check-in.

  • 8:30 a.m. Check-in at the Illini Union
  • 9:00 a.m. University welcome
  • 9:45 a.m. College & departmental meetings
  • 11:45 a.m. Lunch
  • 1:00–5:00 p.m. Advising appointments & course registration
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When signing up for summer registration, you’ll have the chance to include the names of any guests you are bringing. Lunch will be covered for yourself and 1 guest (additional lunches are available for purchase). While guests will spend some time with you during the opening session and lunch, they’ll attend a separate program specifically for parents.

Looking for more?

Review a list of frequently asked questions regarding summer registration and refer to our directions for information about parking in the North Campus Parking Deck.