1055 Business Instructional Facility
515 East Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-2740
Admissions: (217) 244-3890
Fax: (217) 244-9992
Undergraduate Affairs > Prospective Students> Admitted Students
You’re in! Now what?
- Complete your University Admissions Checklist
- Look at a sample business freshman year
- The College of Business gives students the freedom to plan their own academic schedules. The following schedule is an example of a typical freshman year. Your schedule may vary depending on personal interests, AP credits, and scheduling.
- First Semester (15-16 hours)
- Business 101: Introduction to Professional Responsibility
- Econ 102: Introduction to Microeconomics
- Math 125: Linear Algebra for Business Applications
- Rhet 105: Principles of Composition
- General Education Requirement
- Second Semester Schedule (15-16 hours)
- Econ 103: Introduction to Macroeconomics
- Math 234: Business Calculus
- CS 105: Introduction to Computing: Non-Technical
- CMN 101: Introduction to Public Speaking
- General Education Requirement
- Select a major in the College of Business
- Because the College does not admit you based on your selected major, you can choose whichever major(s) you would like as long as you have a major selected before your junior year. In order to select a major, simply go to the Undergraduate Affairs Office in 1055 BIF and fill out the proper form at the front desk. Students interested in the Supply Chain Management major must apply to the program. Please refer to the Academics Page, for a complete list of majors and descriptions,.
- Take classes this summer to get ahead
- If you want to get a head start on classes by taking community college courses over the summer, make sure you check out http://www.transfer.org. This website will connect your community college courses with the University’s courses, and match the course that transfer properly.
- Check your AP Credits
- Before you create your schedule, take note of classes in which you have already received AP credits. Visit the University’s list of accepted AP scores for more information.
- File your FAFSA
- The University of Illinois Financial Aid Office can help you fill out all the necessary paperwork and applications for receiving financial aid from the government, university, or scholarships. Please visit their website for more information.
- Technology Recommendations
- The University provides students with computer labs across campus, but personal computers are strongly recommended for all business students. Whether you purchase a netbook, laptop, or desktop computer is a matter of personal preference. Mac users should know that Econ 203, a mandatory business core course does require the Windows version of Excel. Mac users will have to use a computer lab or make alternative arrangements for this portion of the coursework.
- Microsoft Office Suite for your respective operating system is strongly recommended throughout the University. Most business-related classes will require you to use this software suite during your first year. The University offers a substantial academic discount for this product. Please visit http://webstore.illinois.edu for more information on purchasing
- The Texas Instruments BA-II Single Line LCD Financial Calculator is required for many business courses. The Hewlett Packard 12C or 12c Platinum may also be used.
- Students who are enrolled in the required math courses will also most likely need a TI-83 or TI-84 calculator. Math 125: Linear Algebra for Business Applications requires the matrix functions of the TI-83/84.
- TI-89 calculators are not allowed for most courses.
- Your first business classes will require an i>Clicker. This is a hand-held remote that allows you to electronically submit your in-class answer choices to your professor. They are used for anything, from attendance to quizzes. i>Clickers can be purchased at the Illini Union Bookstore.