Registration Timeline for Spring/Winter 2016 terms

registration infoRegistration time lines are available on the registrar’s website.

Students will be able to access their time tickets on October 19th.

Spring 2016 Registration Times

Registration-related activities available through Student Self-Service include:

  • Checking your registration eligibility
  • Adding or dropping classes
  • Updating your address and telephone information
  • Applying to graduate or checking graduation status
  • Obtaining a copy of your class schedule

Time Tickets – will be available to view Monday, October 19th

Degree seeking students registered in either Spring 2015 or Fall 2015 will be assigned a PRIORITY time ticket showing the earliest time you are authorized to register.  If you were last registered prior to Spring 2015 and are approved for re-entry, a priority time ticket will be available the day after the re-entry is successfully processed by your undergraduate college office or the Graduate College Office.  Time ticket assignments are based on the number of hours completed (including current enrolled U of I hours) and special group identification, according to campus policy.  For example, Juniors with 85 hours will have a registration day/time BEFORE Juniors with 65 hours.  Study abroad credit with DFR grade will not be included in the total hours until converted to academic history with actual grades and verified credit hours.  Priority registration times for Spring 2016 will be spread over 3 weeks.

Undergraduates will be able to register for a Winter 2015-2016 class at the same time as Spring 2016.

You may register or adjust your schedule any time after your earliest assigned time until the first day of classes without penalty. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible after your time ticket allows.

For Spring 2016, initial registration days and times will be assigned to groups approximately as follows.

Start Date Groups
Monday, Nov. 2, 8:20 a.m. thru 11:00 a.m. Chancellor’s Honors
Eligible Veterans and Eligible Service Members
Monday, Nov. 2, 11:20 a.m. thru Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:00 a.m. James Scholars
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 11:20 a.m. thru 1:40 p.m. Varsity athletes
Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2:00 p.m. thru 6:00 p.m. Disability Resources & Educational Services students
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 8:20 a.m. thru Friday, Nov. 6, 6:00 p.m. Seniors (90+ credit hours)
Monday, Nov. 9, 8:20 a.m. thru Tuesday, Nov. 10, 6:00 p.m. Graduate and professional students
Wednesday, Nov. 11, 8:20 a.m. thru Friday, Nov. 13, 12:40 p.m. Juniors (60-89 credit hours)
Friday, Nov. 13, 1:00 p.m. thru 6:00 p.m. International Exchange students
Monday, Nov. 16, 8:20 a.m. thru Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:00 p.m. Sophomores (30-59 credit hours)
Wednesday, Nov. 18, 8:20 a.m. thru Friday, Nov. 20, 12:40 p.m. Freshmen (<30 credit hours)
Friday, November 20, 1:00 p.m. thru 6:00 p.m. Parkland Pathway students
Monday, November 23, 8:20 a.m. Open registration for other students
Friday, January 22, 8:20 a.m. Non-degree students

If you have questions about the time you have been assigned, contact Registration Services.

As You Register

Student Self-Service will control access based upon registration time, class size, academic program, maximum credit limit, and holds.

Some classes are listed in the class schedule as “authorization only.” Contact the office of the department offering the course for approval before registering for one of these classes. If a hold that prevents registration has been placed on your record, it must be removed before you can register. Select ‘View Holds’ to determine what office to contact to resolve a hold.  Access to Student Self-Service to add or drop classes will be blocked until your registration holds are removed.

For full instructions, refer to our Registration Procedures.

Important Notice: Terms of Use

Student Self-Service is the University system to register for courses. When you do so, you agree to pay tuition and fees to the University according to the payment policies and schedules adopted by the Board of Trustees. If you wish to cancel your registration and thus avoid payment of tuition and fee charges, you must do so by 11:59 p.m. the day prior to the first day of the term.

Unauthorized use of University of Illinois computer systems, data, or resources; unauthorized use of another individual’s identification, account, or password; or an attempt to gain unauthorized access is prohibited by university policy and may constitute a violation of Illinois state law. Access to Student Self-Service will be terminated if you are found to be making excessive unsuccessful registration attempts.

Students with Disabilities

Students with disabilities who have not registered for services with the Division of Disability Resources and Education Services (1207 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820) and who wish to request accommodations for any or all of the classes in which they are registering should contact the coordinator for Student Services at 217-333-4602 (V/TTY) or 217-333-1970 (TTD).

Pre-Law Advising Meeting

prelaw2Happy October! We want to let interested students know about these upcoming pre-law events. All of our fall events can also be found on our website at

Law School Fair—Tuesday, October 6 from 10-2 in the Illini Union Rooms A, B, C

It’s the biggest pre-law event of the year! Over 100 law schools visit campus to meet with prospective students. Gather information about law schools, talk with admissions professionals about their schools, collect some fun freebies and law school application fee waivers. Stop by or stay the whole time. This event is FREE and open to the public. Dress is business casual. For more information, including a list of law schools attending the fair, visit No registration is required.

Perfecting Your Personal Statement & Resume for Law School—Thursday, October 8 from 12:30-1:30 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

This workshop will cover: What the personal statement is; how to begin writing it; what to include and exclude; writing separate addenda; how the personal statement and resume should work together; and an overview of the law school resume. Bring your questions because there will be plenty of time to ask them. Please click here to register so that we can ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

Pre-Law 101—Monday, October 12 from 4-5 pm in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building

This workshop is for any Illinois student who is new to pre-law. It will cover: What it means to be a pre-law student at Illinois; the profile of a successful law school applicant; building a pre-law resume during undergraduate years; and what helpful resources exist on campus. This workshop is primarily aimed at first year students but all students are welcome. Please register here to ensure enough seating and materials for everyone.

Thanks and have a great day.

Best wishes,
Jamie Thomas-Ward, J.D., M.S.
Director of Pre-Law Services

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Campus Center for Advising & Academic Services
807 S Wright St, Floor 5
Champaign IL  61820
(217) 333-9669



More Winter Term Information

As you are likely aware, Winter Session is being offered again this year. Winter Session 2015-2016 offers an opportunity for undergraduates to take four-week courses from our campus, again providing an option for our students who wish to progress in their education during the time between fall and spring terms to enroll in high-quality classes taught by Illinois faculty.

The following courses will be offered in Winter Session 2015-2016:

  • ADV 312, Advertising History
  • ASTR 100, Introduction to Astronomy
  • ATMS 120, Severe and Hazardous Weather
  • BADM 300, The Legal Environment of Business
  • BADM 310, Management and Organizational Behavior
  • BADM 350, IT for Networked Organizations
  • BADM 375, Business Process Management
  • BADM 380, International Business
  • CHLH 101, Introduction to Public Health
  • ECON 102, Microeconomic Principles
  • ECON 103, Macroeconomic Principles
  • ECON 203, Economic Statistics II
  • GEOG 210, Contemporary Social & Environmental Problems
  • GEOL 100, Planet Earth
  • GEOL 118, Natural Disasters
  • MACS 356, Sex and Gender in Popular Media
  • SOC 100, Introduction to Sociology.

Important advising-related differences from this Winter Session compared to Winter Session 2014-2015:

  1. Students may register for Winter 2015-2016 at the same time they can register for Spring 2016.
  2. When students log into Self-Service to register, they should be aware they’ll need to carefully select the appropriate term since they’ll be seeing both Spring 2016 and Winter 2015-2016.
  3. Winter Session 2015-2016 will be in the Course Explorer.
  4. The deadline to add a Winter course has been moved to 11:59 p.m. the day before the Winter Session starts.
  5. There is a refund schedule in place; the dates mirror those for Summer I (see additional information below).
  6. Students who did not enroll in Fall 2015 are eligible to register for Winter 2015-2016.

An Advising FAQ is below to hopefully help with some of the inquiries you’ll receive from students, and even more information is available on the Office

Winter Term Advising FAQ

 When is Winter Term?

Classes begin December 21, 2015 and end January 15, 2016.

How and when to degree-seeking U of I students register?

Our degree-seeking students will use Self-Service by logging in and selecting “Winter 2015-2016” as the term in which they wish to enroll. Registration time tickets are the same for Winter 2015-2016 as they are for Spring 2016. The last day to add a Winter Session course via Self-Service is December 20, 2015.

Who is eligible to enroll in Winter Term courses?

In addition to degree-seeking undergraduate students from this campus, non-degree students may register through the Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning. Remember that the four-week format isn’t going to be suited to every student, nor are some students going to do well in online courses. Treat advising for Winter Term the same as you would for Summer Session I in terms of the shortened format. Internet access and solid self-motivation are must-haves since these are online classes.

How many credit hours can a student take?

Students may take only one course in Winter Session; all available courses are either three or four credit hours. No overloads will be permitted.

What is the deadline to drop a class, elect Credit/No Credit, or request Grade Replacement?

The refund deadlines are posted on the Office of the Registrar’s website. The deadline to drop a Winter Session class is January 3, 2016. Through January 3, students will be able to drop the class on their own through Self-Service. After January 3, students are expected to follow their home academic unit’s policies and procedures for requesting a late drop.

This same date, January 3, is the deadline for Credit/No Credit form submission as well as for students to request application of the campus’ Grade Replacement Policy.

How is tuition assessed?

Assessment of Winter Term tuition is on a per-credit hour basis using 2015-2016 Academic Year rates, similar to what was used for Summer, 2015 rates. Degree-seeking undergraduates will be assessed base rate tuition only. CITL non-degree students will be assessed tuition and CITL’s $50/credit hour administrative fee. Students with questions regarding tuition and fee rates should contact the Office of the Registrar. Payment in full for Winter Session will be due January 28, 2016. University Student Financial Services and Cashier Operations handles billing and payments.

Can students receive financial aid for Winter Term?

Financial Aid for winter term is extremely limited and will consist primarily of remaining Direct Loan eligibility and Parent PLUS loans. Please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at if you have specific questions.



Deadline: October 30, 2015

Amount: $2,000

Eligibility: Any student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2015-2016 school year and who has demonstrated an aptitude for and a skill in writing poetry.

Rules: Students must submit 5 poems. The complete manuscript should not exceed 5 pages.

Deadline for application: October 30, 2015

Contact and Submission Information: Jennifer Price, Department of English, 208 English Building, MC-718, 608 S. Wright Street, Urbana, IL 61801. Phone: (217) 333-2390 (

The name, address, phone number, e-mail, and UIN of the writer are to appear on a title sheet that will be separate from the entry. The writer’s name is not to appear on the entry itself. Entries will not be returned.

This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son Kevin, who would have been a freshman at UIUC.

Public Relations Certificate Applications Due

The deadline for the PR Certificate applications is next Wednesday the 30th  (at the end of the day).  Please direct your students to use the following link to apply for the program:

Should you or your students have any questions, please contact Brett Clifton at or 217-244-0636.

Also, the application deadline to ICT into Media is 9/25/2015 at 3 p.m.!

MATH Drop Downs

We’ve reached the time of year when students are taking their first math exam.  Some are discovering that they don’t belong in their current class.

It is possible to make certain switches, but students will need to make the decision quickly.  These drop-downs are intended for students getting D’s and F’s in their current course, not for students worried that their B or C might not be good enough for transfer to the College of Business or medical school.  There is no guarantee that switching to the prerequisite course will allow them to earn an A, or even a B, when they have missed a month of that class.

To begin the process of switching to a prerequisite course, students must

1. Come by 313 Altgeld Hall weekdays between 8:30-noon or 1-4:45pm to speak with a math advisor and get a form, by noon Sept. 25; noon Sept. 28; or 4:45pm Sept. 28, depending on the class.  Ernesto, AJ, or Alison will speak to the student about implications for progress towards degree, progress towards transfer, etc.

2. After getting the form, students must consult with the instructor of the class to be added, so they know what work needs to be made up, when they need to take any exams, and how the grade will be calculated.  The form has a space for the instructor’s signature to a statement that the instructor has explained the grading scheme and believes the student should still be able to succeed in the class.

2.5 Engineering students must print out the appropriate forms from the portal for the drop and add.

3. Students must return the form, signed by the instructor and themselves, to 313 Altgeld Hall by the paperwork deadline (see below).  Engineering students must bring the portal forms along for a Math stamp before seeking Engineering dean approval of the switch.

**Please note: if a student has not been enrolled in a class for which the desired class is a prerequisite, then a late add at this time is NOT possible.  For example, a student may drop from Math 241 to Math 231, but a student who was not enrolled in Math 241 may not add Math 231 after the regular add deadline.

Math 115 to Math 112:
The Math 115 lecture returned its first exam yesterday (23rd).  Students switching to Math 112 MUST attend the E1 or E2 lecture by Sept. 28 at the latest, preferably the 25th, and paperwork must be returned to 313 Altgeld Hall by 4pm on Tuesday, September 29.

Math 220/221 to Math 115:
Exam 1 was given last Friday or the 22nd.  Students switching into Math 115 from 220/221 MUST collect paperwork before noon this Friday, September 25, and attend the E1 or F1 lecture at 1pm or 2pm.  Paperwork must be returned to 313 Altgeld Hall by noon on Monday, September 28.

**For students who are not able to make their 220/221 drop decision by noon, Sept. 25, we have a 1-credit second 8-week online intensive precalculus review course available, Math 199 section OPI.**

Math 231 to Math 220/221:
Exam 1 has been returned already.  Students must collect paperwork by Monday, Sept. 28 at the latest, and must return signed forms to 313 Altgeld Hall by 4pm on Tuesday, September 29, in order to switch to Math 220 or 221.

Math 241 to Math 231:
Exam 1 is being returned in discussions today (24th).  Students must collect paperwork by Monday, September 28 at the latest, and they must return signed forms to 313 Altgeld Hall by 4pm on Tuesday, September 29, if they wish to drop to Math 231.

Please let us know if you have questions!!  Once again, if students are making the following switch, then the deadline to come to the Math Undergrad Office is below:

115 to 112:         noon, Sept. 28 (Monday)
220/221 to 115: noon, Sept 25 (tomorrow, Friday)*
231 to 220/221: 4:45pm, Sept. 28 (Monday)
241 to 231:         4:45pm, Sept. 28 (Monday)

*Students who miss this deadline still have a 2nd 8-week 1-credit course option.

Office of Undergrad Research Travel Grant

The Office of Undergraduate Research’s (OUR) Fall 2015 conference travel grant competition is now open for students whose presentations have been accepted for a conference during Fall 2015 and early Spring 2016. The deadline for submittal of applications is October 5, 2015, and applications are available through the portal on our website’s ( Students/Funding page. Any questions may be addressed to our office at We also invite you and your students to subscribe to our blog, to keep up to date on announcements and news from OUR.


Churchill Scholarship for STEM Students

The Churchill Scholarship enables outstanding American students to pursue one year of graduate work leading to a degree (generally a master’s) in engineering, mathematics, or the physical or natural sciences at Churchill College, Cambridge University, England. Seniors and graduate students are eligible to apply. The Churchill Foundation seeks intellectual leaders as demonstrated by academic record, evidence of independent research, excellent letters of recommendation, and intellectual passion. You must complete the GRE general test by November, be under the age of 26, and be a U.S. citizen.

The application process and additional information can be found at:

*Required* Campus Deadline: October 8, 2015 by 12:00pm (noon)