New Student Registration

We are so glad you will be joining us at the University of Illinois this fall! Now that you have accepted your offer of admission, you will need to sign-up for a New Student Registration date. During New Student Registration, you will meet virtually with your academic advisor to discuss your degree requirements and register for your fall classes. Follow the timeline below to prepare for your advising appointment.

1. Take the ALEKS PPL math placement exam. It may take up to two business days for your records to be updated.

2. Sign up for your New Student Registration date.

3. Two weeks before your registration date, complete your college homework and take additional placement exams.

4. One to two weeks before your chosen registration date, watch for an email from your new academic advisor with the time of your advising appointment and the Zoom meeting link and password.

  • Check your Spam folder for emails from “illinois.edu” accounts.
  • If you have not received your email one week before your registration date, call our office at 217-244-4329 or email us at media-ssc@illinois.edu.

5. One week before your registration date:

6. On the day of your advising appointment, log in to Zoom at the assigned time to meet with your academic advisor. 

7. Get ready for the first day of classes on Monday, August 23!