Start up guide for new students

Welcome to the Liberal Studies program at the University of Illinois Springfield.  You should have received an email with an overview of how your previous courses transferred into the program.  Those details will prove to be useful as you plan for your first semester.

This webpage is not intended to take the place of one-on-one advising, but we  do ask that you review this information first. We believe the information provided on this webpage will support your independence. It will not only answer a lot of your questions, it may help you better understand the questions you need to ask.

When you have finished reviewing this information, let us know how we can help.   If you have basic questions, an email to the program advisor may be the best solution.  If you have a number of questions or just need to talk through the details of your first semester, then a phone call is a better solution.  Feel free to call the program advisor, Andy Egizi, at 217-206-7456.  Andy advises a lot of students so he may not always be in the position to answer the phone.  If you would like to schedule an advising phone call, you can schedule time using UIS Navigate

Start up guide

(Please click through these links in order)

Finding success as an online student

Liberal Studies degree requirements and your audit report

Finding the courses you need or want to take

What to take your first semester

How to register in courses

How much will this cost?

Buying books (and getting the best price)

Online course history/planner

What you can do now to prepare for your final semester

Resources you need to succeed