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.

Finish your homework and any required placement tests at least 2 weeks before your registration date so you're able to register for the courses you need. Homework will be available online starting in April and placement tests in May.

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Remember your password.

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!

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Know where you're going.

Refer to our directions for information about parking in the North Campus Parking Deck.

Your Itinerary

Get 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. You and any guests should plan to be on campus from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Your exact schedule will vary depending on your college and major. You’ll receive more details at check-in.

Morning

  • Check-in at the Illini Union
  • University welcome
  • College & departmental meetings

Afternoon

  • Lunch (covered for all students)
  • Advising appointments
  • Course registration
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Guests

When you sign up for summer registration, you’ll provide names of any guests you're bringing. Although guests will spend some time with you during the opening session, they’ll attend a separate program specifically for parents.

Looking for more?

Review a list of frequently asked questions regarding summer registration.