Visit your UIS Admission Status page and click 'Orientation Sign up is Open'. You will use the login and password from your UIS Admissions application to login to the registration form. For any questions or concerns call 217-206-8181 or email UISOrientation@uis.edu.
There could be a couple of issues. (1). You are not using the logon id and password you created for your UIS Admission Application, or (2) you have not accepted your admission to UIS, or (3) you have selected the wrong date. Honors students must select Honors designated dates and Non-Honors (Freshman) students must select Traditional dates.
When you submit the reservation you will automatically receive a copy of your registration form. You will also be emailed a confirmation of the session you're registered for. You can also verify your reservation by going to your UIS Admission and Application Status page.
If you go to your UIS Admission Status page you will see under Status Update – Payment Due $175 (or more if you added guests). Click on that and it will take you through the process of paying by credit card.
There is a mandatory $175 Orientation fee that is assessed to each student and covers expenses for the student. The Orientation Fee can be paid online after registering for Orientation, or the payment may be mailed after registering, or deferred to the student account until the tuition bill is due. The Orientation Fee is mandatory and non-refundable.
Yes, UIS’s mandatory orientation program has two parts. The first part is the 1-day program called Orientation which focuses on big-picture activities like advising and registration. Welcome Week is the second mandatory program where we cover more in-depth programs that will help prepare you for your first semester of college.
Yes, we understand that things come up. Please email us cancelling the one date and indicating your new preferred date. We will cancel your reservation and register you for another date if there is one open. Do not register for another session online, this will lead to confusion and being registered and charged for two Orientation dates. Please note that once your cancel your reservation the reservation system automatically opens a spot in that date and someone else can register for that spot. So please be sure and check dates before cancelling anything.
Yes, in fact we strongly encourage students to take any required placement exams before their Orientation session - this will shorten your day on that first day of Orientation, or allow you to do other things, like meet with your Financial Assistance Counselor.
You can request a location near you or if you live near Springfield, at our Testing Services office here on campus. Placement Testing is scheduled at UIS throughout the year. Testing can be scheduled at remote testing locations throughout Illinois and the United States.
There is a small fee to test at the remote sites (but not at UIS). Save your receipt from the remote testing site payment and bring it with you to your Orientation session. You can turn it into the CASA Advising staff who will submit it and generate a reimbursement to your student account for you.
Students who need accommodations (wheel chair, Spanish Translator, Sign Language Interpreter) during Orientation, please indicate this on the online registration form. We need at least three weeks before the orientation session to make arrangements with our Office of Disability Services staff who will need time to contact sign language interpreters or take print material like our program and handouts and modify them for students who are blind or have a visual impairment. We will make every effort to make accommodations, but sign language interpreters are dependent on their availability.
In June because we limit the number of student participants in each session they are filled on a first-come basis. Therefore, if you register early you are more likely to receive your 1st choice orientation session. Once a session is full the system will close the session. If someone changes their reservation, a session may open back up. August and January sessions have no limits on the number of student registrations.
The first people to register have the opportunity to register for courses offered during preferred/peak class times (i.e. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.). Some popular introduction courses at these times tend to fill up faster. You might have to take it earlier or later in the day than you would prefer, but you will still be registered for these classes. Some general education subjects (i.e. psychology, sociology) are also more popular than others so you may have to choose an alternate subject. Required courses like Freshman Seminar, English, and Math add sections as they are needed throughout the summer. You will be able to register for all the credit hours you need. It may not be at your first choice time or subject. Students attending August or January (spring semester) should contact the Office of Advising to set up an appoint for advising before their Orientation. Students will still have to attend Orientation and Welcome Week even though they have been advised for classes. Failure to attend could result in your schedule being cancelled and you will have to wait until the first day of classes to register again.
We strongly encourage students and their parents/guardian meet with the student’s financial assistance counselor to review the financial offer notification and cost of attendance before or after their orientation date. The Office of Financial Assistance will not be able to meet with anyone in person during orientation. Contact their office to arrange a meeting: Phone: (217) 206-6724 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not make any appointments on the Orientation date the student registered for. The student will have mandatory programming to attend.
No. By accepting admission you will have access to the online orientation form and the advising and testing services offices will have access to your records to properly advise you. When you complete your Intent to Enroll Form you will receive a Welcome email from New Student Orientation within a couple of days. Within a week of your acceptance of admission you will be on our new student lists and we will mail our orientation brochures to you and your parents.
The goals of orientation are to make sure our students have an understanding of academic expectations and resources, what it means to be a member of our community, and make connections with peers and current students. Orientation activities are designed to meet these goals. You will be attending sessions that will provide you with information, learn UIS technologies, allow you to explore campus and meet your classmates. There will be a general schedule which outlines the content on the website. You and your parents/family members will receive a detailed schedule in late May.