During New Student Registration you will visit campus for a university welcome, a College of LAS information session, and a small group biology information meeting.

After your biology group meeting, you will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor to discuss your high school experience, your long-term goals, and what courses you should take in your first semester. You will be matched with a peer advisor to register for your fall courses in our computer lab. Please plan to be on campus until 5 p.m. Should you or your family require any accommodations to participate in this event, please call us at one of the numbers below.

Parents and guests of incoming students are encouraged to read through this information handout for specifics on the registration process. It also includes answers to some frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions after reading, contact us at parentroom@illinois.edu.

Placement tests

As a biology student, it is imperative that you take the Chemistry, IMR Biology, and Math (ALEKS) placement exams at least one week prior to your registration date. If you chose not to submit SAT or ACT scores, you will also need to take the Rhetoric Placement Questionnaire. Your advisor will use results of your placement exams to suggest appropriate courses for you in your first semester at UIUC. If you need, or plan, to take any language courses other than English at UIUC, you should take those online placement tests as well. All placement tests are available via the Admitted Student Checklist through the myillini portal. They will not show on your transcript or count in your GPA.

Contact us

School of MCB: 217-333-6774; prospective@mcb.illinois.edu

School of IB: 217-333-3046; prospective@sib.illinois.edu

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