Congratulations on your admission to Illinois! Review the Admitted Student Guide that came with your Notice of Admission packet for more detailed information about housing options, campus involvement, research and study abroad, and more. Your next steps as an admitted student are also listed on the Admitted Student Checklist.
When will I find out if I am being offered any scholarships, honors, or need-based aid?
- Your application for admission is used to determine your eligibility for all merit based scholarships and honors awarded through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. A letter of notification regarding scholarships or honors will be mailed to you by the end of March or early April at the latest. Read more about individual awards and honors.
- You may also submit the Office of Student Financial Aid's supplemental application for merit and need-based scholarships.
- Need-based aid requires submission of the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form. If it was submitted before March 15, you should receive notification via email between mid-March and mid-April. You can also check your financial aid status online. If you have not submitted your FAFSA yet, do so as soon as possible. You can contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 217.333.0100 or check their website for further information.
Can I make a change to my senior schedule after being admitted?
- Your admission was, in part, based on your senior year schedule. Therefore, we will only approve drops in your schedule for medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. You can change your schedule, but the change must be to a comparable level course, e.g. AP for AP, honors for honors, etc. Any request for a schedule change must be submitted online.
- When we review final transcripts in the summer, we check final grades as well as schedule changes. An unauthorized schedule change or extreme drop in grades could jeopardize your admission.
I applied during the priority filing period and was admitted directly into the major I submitted on my application. However, I think I would like to change my major now. Is that possible?
- If you would like to change your major, submit the Change Request Form by January 12. However, by submitting this form, you forfeit your seat in your current program, and there is no guarantee that you will be admitted to your new program of choice. If you choose to attend Illinois under the major to which you have been admitted, you will be able to speak with your academic advisor about your educational goals during your summer registration. You may have to meet certain coursework and GPA requirements prior to transferring to another program.
Where do I send my Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credit?
- AP test scores must be sent from CollegeBoard electronically and should be sent to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
- IB test scores must be sent directly to Measurement and Evaluation at:
Room 247 Armory, MC-528
505 East Armory Avenue
Champaign, IL 61820
- It may be helpful for you to bring a copy of your AP or IB test scores to summer registration. This will let academic advisors know what credits you have earned. Click here for more details.
Will I have an opportunity to take a proficiency test to earn college credit?
- Yes, proficiency tests are offered in most subject areas. You must sign up for the proficiency exam with the specific academic department. Proficiency tests are usually offered a few times during a semester. The first opportunity for incoming students to take a proficiency test will be during the first week of class.
When do you need my transcripts for college courses I took in high school?
- After all college courses are completed, please send us the official transcripts directly from the college. The credit hours and grades will be added to your University of Illinois record once you start attending classes in the fall.
What does it mean to be admitted into an alternate major? Can I eventually enter my first choice major?
- Students with an alternative offer were strongly considered for their first choice; however, we simply did not have room for all the qualified applicants. If you are interested in transferring to another program after enrolling at Illinois, we recommend that you work with your academic advisor to learn the requirements and timeline needed to eventually enter your first choice program. Further information is located within your Notice of Admission letter.
Can I double major and/or add a minor?
- If you would like to double major or add a minor you will need to speak with your advisor at Summer Registration. He or she will be able to instruct you on how to proceed.
When is the deadline for accepting the offer of admission?
- You should accept your offer of admission online by May 1 or within two weeks if you receive your Notice of Admission packet after April 15. The sooner you accept your offer of admission, the sooner you may sign up for summer registration, submit your housing request, etc.
Is an enrollment fee required to accept my offer of admission?
- Yes, you must submit a $150 nonrefundable enrollment fee when accepting your offer of admission. Your offer will not be accepted until you submit this fee. You may use a credit or debit card when paying the fee.
- If you submitted a fee waiver form with your application, the enrollment fee is waived.
What do I do if I am unable to claim my NetID?
- You must be admitted in order to claim your NetID. If you are admitted and are having difficulty claiming your NetID, contact CITES at 217.244.7000 for further assistance.
How do I sign up for University Housing and how are residence hall assignments made?
- University Housing uses a priority deadline to make hall and room assignments. We encourage you to meet the priority deadline of May 15. All contracts received by May 15 will be placed in random order, and
assignments will be made in that order. Contracts received after the priority deadline will be placed in contract-received order. More information on housing and how to sign up is available through the Admitted Student Checklist.
When will I find out to which hall I have been assigned and my roommate’s contact information?
- You will be notified in June as to which hall you have been assigned and will find out your roommate’s information in July. More information can be found on the Admitted Student Checklist.
Do I need to send my final transcripts?
- Yes. An admission decision is contingent on successful completion of any courses in progress or that were planned to be taken prior to entry to Illinois.
- Admitted freshmen should have their final high school transcripts sent to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by July 10. Transcripts from any post-secondary institutions that you may have attended during high school or after high school graduation must be sent to our office.
- Admitted transfer students should have their final college transcripts sent to our office by July 10. If you are taking summer courses, the final transcript needs sent by August 17.
How do I cancel my admission and housing?
- You can cancel the offer of admission online or you can submit a letter requesting to cancel your admission to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The $150 enrollment fee is nonrefundable.
- If you have signed up for housing and summer registration, you will also need to notify Housing and New Student Programs.
When would I receive the first tuition bill for the fall semester?
- Your first tuition bill will arrive electronically to your University email address in September. Any financial aid is generally dispersed the week prior to the start of classes. For information regarding billing, payment due dates and payment options, please visit the USFSCO website.
Does the University of Illinois offer a payment plan for tuition and fee costs?
- The University of Illinois provides an optional Payment Plan which allows parents/students to spread payment of anticipated tuition, mandatory fees, room, and board expenses. For more information, please visit the USFSCO website.
I currently live out of state. When am I eligible for in-state tuition?
- The parents' domicile is used to determine residency. A person whose parent(s) moves to Illinois may become a resident at the beginning of the next term following the move. If you are legally emancipated from your parents or independent, you must reside in the state of Illinois for one year for non-educational purposes before being eligible for in-state tuition. For more information visit http://www.usp.uillinois.edu/residency.asp.