These are the simple steps students need to take to complete their enrollment at Illinois.
Checklist for Students
Students must log in to myIllini once they've been admitted to manage their admitted checklist. This view-only checklist is provided to simply showcase the next steps to enrollment.
In order for students to accept their offer, they must submit a nonrefundable enrollment fee of $150. This must be done before completing most of the following steps on the checklist (they can apply for financial aid, check its status, and set their IDs and passwords beforehand).
IDs and Computing
Students must claim and set their NetID and NetID password (including their Active Directory, or AD, password), and Enterprise ID and Enterprise ID password. They will frequently use these to access resources on campus. To claim and set their NetID and NetID password, they need their Admit ID and University Identification Number (UIN), both of which are available when they log in to myIllini.
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Students interested in Financial Aid must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 15 and have the FAFSA information sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. International students are not eligible for financial aid and do not submit the FAFSA.
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Tuition Billing and Payment Options
Once a month, an email will be sent to students through their University of Illinois email address, reminding them to view their student account for recent activity and to make any payments by the due date. The University of Illinois does not mail paper billing statements.
To allow a parent to view and make payments for tuition, fees, and University Housing charges, students will need to grant them access to their student account as an Authorized Payer.
To receive a refund for a credit balance on the account, students must sign up for direct deposit. Direct deposit is the electronic transfer of funds into a U.S. checking or savings account. Funds won't be withdrawn from a bank account set up for direct deposit purposes.
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Housing applications are available starting in early January for transfer students and mid-February for freshmen. Students should wait 48 hours after accepting the university's offer of admission before applying for University Housing. At that time, they may complete their University Residence Hall contract online with their housing advance payment, or apply online with a Private Certified Housing facility. Transfer students may have the option to live in off-campus housing but are encouraged to consult with the Housing Information Office before signing a lease. Freshman must live in University Housing or Private Certified Housing.
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Registration is a one-day program where new students will meet with academic advisors and register for fall courses. Students outside driving distance to campus may have the option to complete registration through online appointments. Registration dates will be available in early April.
College Registration Homework
Each academic program requires all incoming students to complete pre-registration homework. This must be completed at least 2 weeks before students attend their registration program. Homework will be available in May.
If a student is required to take placement exams, the exams must be completed at least 2 weeks prior to the student's advising and registration appointment. Placement tests will be available in May.
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Final transcripts need to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as final grades are posted. Freshmen must send official documentation of all courses and grades submitted through the application, including 12th year/high school graduation, by July 10.
Final transcripts need to be sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as soon as final grades are posted. Spring college transcripts must be submitted by June 15.
The required McKinley Health Center Immunization and Medical History Forms need to be completed and submitted. Domestic students must submit the forms by July 1. International students may bring completed forms to campus.
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International students who require an I-20 must submit the online I-20 application. Our SEVIS school codes are CHI214F01070000 for F-1 visa holders and P-1-00209 for J-1 visa holders.
Student Health Insurance
The Student Health Insurance Plan is assessed to each student. If you have private health insurance, you may opt out of the Student Health Insurance Plan.
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Disability-Related Resources and Accommodations
Students with disabilities must contact Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) to request and obtain disability-related assistance at least 6 weeks prior to the first day of classes in order to allow adequate time to make the necessary accommodation arrangements.
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Students may arrange a visit online. This can be a return visit or a first-time visit to the university. Be sure to check out our special visit programs for admitted students.
Welcome Days is a campus-wide celebration designed to welcome students to campus.