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Confirm Student Checklist You said yes to UIS! Now what...

Now that you have chosen to attend the University of Illinois Springfield (UIS); use this checklist to guide your next steps.

To ensure that everything goes as smoothly as possible, please return all forms by their required deadlines. If you have any questions, give us a call any time at 217-206-4UIS (4847). Find applicable forms on your Application Status Page.

Step 1

Return the following to the admissions office before orientation

  • Final/Outstanding Transcript(s)
  • AP Scores of 3 or better
  • Notification of any new test scores

Step 2

Get housing

  • Pay your $250 Housing Security Deposit
  • Complete the Application for Student Housing

Please visit our Student Housing Portal to complete the submission of your housing application/contract. You will need to log into the Portal with your netID and password, by selecting Student Login on the main page (in the blue banner). Under the 2021-2022 Academic Year Header, click Apply for Housing! and submit your housing contract. Electronic signature submission (e-signature) of the housing contract is a legally binding agreement, similar to a lease.

Assignments are completed based on the UIS Application for Student Housing and Housing Deposit submission dates. Freshmen and Sophomore students are required to live on campus in one of the UIS residence halls.

Step 3

Freshman and Freshman Transfers - Sign up for new student orientation

Sign up for a Summer Orientation Session on your application status page. Sessions fill up fast. See future orientation dates to help you plan.

Transfer and Graduate Students - Advising, Degree Audits, and Getting registered for classes

Transfer students can view their Degree Audit to see how all their classes transferred. All transfer and graduate students should contact an advisor in their program to discuss courses prior to registering.

Course Schedules & Descriptions are online, too, and it's where you will find your courses and the times and days they are offered. Visit registration, click "Course Schedule" or "Catalog". The catalog is where we store course descriptions.

All registration at UIS is done online. After you have set up your accounts, you can sign on to the student information system to register. Contact Records/Registration if you need assistance, or email them at registrar@uis.edu. Summer and fall registration begins in April, and spring registration begins in November.

Step 4

Schedule your placement tests

New freshman and some transfer students may take math, reading, or foreign language placement exams. Review the math placement test grid to determine if you are required to test. If you are unclear about the major requirements for ACT/SAT scores, e-mail testingservices@uis.edu or call 217-206-8114. Testing can be scheduled at locations throughout the country. Save the receipt and be reimbursed!

Step 5

Prepare for your placement tests

Step 6

Submit your Photo online for your i-card (campus ID card)

MyPhotoSubmit allows eligible students to upload their own photo for their i‐card. There are no deadlines but there are a few requirements. If you prefer, you can still have a photo taken on campus to get your i-card.

Complete Steps 7 & 8 on your application status page

Step 7

Freshman and Freshman Transfers - Complete your advising preferences

Submit pre-orientation preferences form on your application status page at least one week prior to orientation.

Step 8

File your immunizations

All students enrolled in on-campus courses must provide proof of immunization prior to attendance. Have your physician or former educational institution send your records to UIS (Attn: Campus Health Service) or upload them.

Complete the required immunization information form and upload/mail/fax your immunization records on your application status page. Failure to complete this will result in a $35 non-compliance fee and a registration hold which will prevent class registration on your account in future semesters.

Complete Steps 9-12 if applicable

Step 9

Get assistance with disability services

If you have a documented disability, visit the Office of Disability Services (Human Resources Building 80) or click below, to receive appropriate forms to complete and receive support. For alternative format textbooks, notify the office ASAP. For additional information please call 217-206-6666 voice; 217-206-6668 TDD; or email ods@uis.edu.

Step 10

Waive health insurance

All students are required to have health insurance (students enrolled in exclusively on-line classes are not eligible to participate in the group insurance program) and will be automatically enrolled in a group insurance program.

If you already have insurance, complete an online waiver and provide proof of private insurance to waive the health insurance fee. Apply for the waiver no earlier than one week before classes. For more details about the insurance plan, the waiver and the deadline, please e-mail studentinsurance@uis.edu, call 217-206-7237 or 217-206-7020, or click the link below.

Step 11

Purchase your parking pass

Apply for, and purchase, hangtags online, after the following dates, depending on entry term.

  • Fall - August 1
  • Spring - January 5
  • Summer - May 15

Vehicle license plate number, make, model, year and color is required to complete the online hang tag application. Once the tag is purchased online, visit Parking Operations (Business Services Building 43) with a photo ID to pick pass(es) up.

Step 12

Getting Books

Our bookstore is located in Founders Hall. Books for each semester are normally available three weeks prior to the start of classes. You can buy your books online at www.uis.bkstr.com and have them shipped to your home or pick them up at the bookstore. Visit the bookstore website for all of your options.

Step 13

Get a campus job

Need a part-time job? Log in to the UIS CareerConnect Job Board once you have enrolled in classes.

Step 14

Paying your Bill

Students receive notification each month to their university e-mail address when their current bill is available to view. No paper bills are mailed. You can access your student account using self-service, select "Account Billing Information", then "Student Account", then "View Account".

For more information about billing, due dates, payment options, and refunds, visit University Bursar at paymybill.uillinois.edu.