Admitted Students

We’re proud that you’re now a member of our family! We are committed to your personal development, well-being, and academic achievement. As partners in your success, we’re happy to answer your questions about life at the University of Illinois.

 

What classes will I take?
With our business degrees, you get the freedom to plan your own academic schedule. Here’s an example of a typical freshman year. Yours may vary, depending on interests, AP/IB/other college credits, and personal schedule.
First semester (14–17 hours)
BUS 101: Business Professional Responsibility
ECON 102: Microeconomic Principles or ECON 103: Macroeconomic Principles
MATH 125: Elementary Linear Algebra
CMN 101: Public Speaking or a course to meet Composition 1 requirements
CS 105: Introduction to Non-Technical Computing or a General Education course or a course to meet the Language other than English requirement
Second semester (16–17 hours)
ECON 102: Microeconomic Principles or ECON 103: Macroeconomic Principles
MATH 234: Calculus for Business
CMN 101: Public Speaking or a course to meet Composition 1 requirements
CS 105: Introduction to Non-Technical Computing or a General Education course or a course to meet the Language other than English requirement
Who will assist me with registration and advising?
All incoming students will have the opportunity to meet with an advisor in the College during summer registration to discuss academic and career plans and to choose your first-year courses. In addition, all students receive ongoing personalized advising from the College to ensure that they are aware of all opportunities available to them and that they remain on track for graduation.
What technology will I need?
The university provides computer labs all over campus, but we strongly recommend personal computers and Microsoft Office Suite for all Business students. The software can be purchased at an academic discount by visiting webstore.illinois.edu. Calculators will also be needed for Business and math classes; specifics will be available from the professor. In addition, an i>Clicker, a hand-held remote that allows students to submit in-class answer choices to a professor, is required for the first Business class. It can be purchased at the Illini Union Bookstore.
How do I check my AP credits?
Before you create your schedule, take note of the classes in which you’ve already received AP credits. Visit the university’s list of accepted AP scores for more info.
How do I choose a major?
The College of Business doesn’t admit you based on a selected major. That means you can choose whichever major—or majors—you want (just choose it before your junior year). Ready to select your major now? Great. Go to the front desk at the Undergraduate Affairs Office in 1055 BIF and fill out the proper form. Unless you’re interested in the Supply Chain Management major—in that case, you have to apply to the program. For a complete list of majors and descriptions, go to business.illinois.edu/undergraduate-affairs/academics/
Can I take classes this summer to get ahead?
Absolutely. Why spend the summer bored out of your mind? Prepare yourself for the Fall semester by taking community college classes. Make sure you check out Transferology. It’ll connect your community college courses with our courses—and match the ones that transfer properly.
What services does the College provide for career assistance?
It may seem early, but graduation will come sooner than you think. And we want to make sure that your student will have a good job upon graduation. Our world-class faculty readies students academically, and our expert Business Career Services Office guides them in employment preparation and recruitment. With placement rates for undergraduates at 96.5%, we take pride in the College’s ability to have all our students ready for success in the job market.
Should I file a FAFSA?
Yes! We know, we know. More paperwork. But it’s totally worth it. If you’re overwhelmed filling out the forms, the Financial Aid Office can help you with all the necessary paperwork and applications. For more info about receiving financial aid from the government, university, or scholarships, go to the Financial Aid Office website.
What are the housing options?
We want your student’s first home at the University of Illinois to be a happy one. There are a host of options, including university residence halls, living learning communities, and private certified housing. Visit housing.illinois.edu for complete information on housing and meal plan options.
What extracurricular opportunities are available?
The College of Business has more than 30 student organizations that help students discover and hone their interests and skills in Business. In addition, the university has hundreds of other student organizations that can nurture your student’s personal interests outside the classroom and enrich his or her broader experience.
What health services are available on campus?
McKinley Health Center is a nationally accredited, professionally staffed ambulatory care clinic on campus. Physical and mental health services are available by appointment and through a 24-hour nurse consultation line. In the event of an emergency or severe illness or injury, there are two excellent hospitals nearby–Carle and Presence/Covenant. For more information, visit mckinley.illinois.edu.
How does the campus keep students safe?
The university has its own police department that operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year to keep your student safe. The department provides patrol, investigation, and specialized and emergency response, as well as crime prevention and educational services, and enjoys a strong working relationship with local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies. In 2012, the department became the first ILEAP-accredited campus police department.