College and Major Advisors
Freshmen and Freshmen Honors Students will make their first advising appointment before their in-person Orientation session while they are completing their online orientation. Students who don't make an advising appointment before their Orientation session will have an opportunity to make the appointment during their Orientation session, but may not be able to register for classes at in-person Orientation because of time.
Freshmen are advised by the Center for Academic Success & Advising. Capital (CAP) Scholars Honors Students are advised by CAP advisors. Students will meet with these advisors until they declare their major their sophomore year and then be assigned to a College or Faculty Advisor.
Transfer Students (bringing in 24+ credit hours) who have decided on a major are assigned to a College or Faculty Advisor within your major. Use the web-based AdviseU app to find your advisor's name and make an appointment with them from their calendar of availability within the app .
Graduate Students should contact their program for their program advisor and contact information.
First Time Users of the Student Self-Service
First-time users must obtain a University Identification Number (UIN) and Activation Token before accessing UI-Integrate Self-Service. After you were admitted, you received two emails from Admissions one with your UIN (in your offer of admission) and another with your token (received a couple days after your offer of admission) in an email with the subject Set Up Your UIS Account. If you have already claimed your NetID and set your password, you do not need to repeat this process.
- Request or Locate Your NetID and Password – you will need your University Identification Number (UIN) which was emailed on your Notice of Acceptance (and included in your admission packet).
Where to Get Help
For help with obtaining your Activation Token, contact the Admissions Office at (217) 206-4847 or email email@example.com For help with your NetID and Password, contact the UIS Tech Support Center (Help Desk) at (217) 206-7357 or email TechSupport@uis.edu (hours of operation are 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday). Due to FERPA laws, the help desk is only able to help continuing and prospective students with ID and password issues; they are not able to provide information to parents of continuing or prospective students.
Access Your Financial Aid Offer Notification
You can view your financial aid information online through Student Self-Service. We encourage you to monitor your status on-line through Student Self-Service before contacting the Office of Financial Assistance. You can review the following information on-line through Student Self-Service:
- Financial Offer Notification (Understanding the Financial Aid Offer Letter)
- Award Summary
- Cost of Attendance
- Award History
- Student Requirements
Students entering UIS who need to complete General Education college-level math and English composition courses may be required to take placement testing prior to registering for their first courses. If you are uncertain if you have to take placement testing, please contact your advisor. Students may not be able to register for these classes until placement tests have been taken.
New Student Orientation Team
The Office of New Student Orientation employs a number of students to assist with its orientation and family programming. The New Student Orientation Team positions are considered paraprofessional – working alongside professional staff and having a significant level of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities that characterize their unique duties with new students and families.