We understand your concerns regarding the current financial aid delays, and we're sorry this is happening! We're committed to minimizing the impact on you and your family, and, if needed, we will change our FAFSA and college commitment deadlines. Our decision to change our deadlines will be announced no later than March 15. If you have any questions in the meantime, please don't hesitate to contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions or Office of Student Financial Aid directly.

New Student Registration

During New Student Registration, you'll meet with academic advisors and register for fall courses.

Sign-up will begin in mid-March.

Preparing for Your Appointment

Pre-Advising Worksheet & Placement Exams

Pre-advising worksheets and placement exams will be available in myIllini beginning in May. They'll help you prepare and allow your advisor to best assist you in choosing classes that are right for you. Make sure to finish your worksheet and any placement exams you’re required to take at least two weeks before your registration date, or your reservation may be subject to cancellation.

Please note that any Grainger College of Engineering first-year student who has not completed the ALEKS math assessment exam one week prior to their New Student Registration date will have their program date rescheduled. Grainger Engineering transfer students do not need to complete the ALEKS math assessment.

College Meetings

When you sign up for registration, your college will send you more details to help you prepare for your appointment. You'll want to review the information provided by your college to learn what to expect from your appointment and beyond.

Registration System

Learn how to navigate our registration system and review step-by-step instructions for registering.

View Instructions

Questions About New Student Registration?

Review our frequently asked questions for answers to all of your most pressing New Student Registration questions!

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Event Opportunities

Hosted by Admissions

We're offering virtual new student and parent sessions all summer long to share resources and answer your most pressing questions about UIUC.

Sign-up will be available in May.

Hosted by New Student Programs

New Student Programs is also offering experiences to help you begin your transition to UIUC. Explore the following options to interact with current students and faculty, discover campus resources that support student success, and more!

More info will be available in May.

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Preparing for UIUC

Check off your next steps toward enrollment, obtain your student ID card, and review other helpful information before fall arrives.

General Campus Resources

Following are a variety of resources available to you at UIUC. We hope they help you make a smooth transition. This isn’t an exhaustive list, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

International Student Resources

International Student & Scholar Services provides many resources, including the following, to help you prepare for your arrival and time at the university.

Parent Resources

Learn more about the resources we offer parents and families as your student prepares for UIUC.

Need Internet Access?

As part of a multi-agency effort to improve Broadband access, the State of Illinois offers a Drive-Up WiFi Hotspot Map. All publicly available hotspots indicated on this map are available for remote learning and other uses at this time.

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