Freshman Checklist

What’s Next for Fall 2017

Hello students!  As you gear up for the fall semester, we wanted to give you the essentials for starting things off right!  Your hold releases on August 25th and you can make course changes on your own through the first 10 days of classes.  Please note that you don’t have to make course changes and you must exercise caution when changing courses as you might not be able to get back into a course (i.e., GE 101) if you go to make changes! Please consult with your department or college office if you have questions about schedule changes.

Know your official test scores now?
Now that you have your AP/IB/A-level scores, make sure that you are placed appropriately for your fall schedule (especially if a score was lower than you predicted!).  Go to http://cte.illinois.edu/testing/pnp/main.html for information about cutoff scores and placements.  If you have questions, feel free to contact the college office in 206 Engineering Hall.  Remember that you are responsible for adjusting your courses as indicated by your actual AP, IB, or A-level scores.

 Proficiency Exam Opportunities
If you have not already taken advantage of our proficiency testing, please go to http://cte.illinois.edu/testing/pnp/proficiency.html to learn about your proficiency test options. (e.g. If you speak a language other than English fluently, then you could take a proficiency exam to fulfill your language requirement.) Don’t wait to check the schedule and sign-up requirements! Depending on the subject, tests can take place as early as move-in day!

Need to send your most updated records or scores?
If you have updated tests scores or transcripts, please have the testing agency or college send them directly to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (our campus specifically).  The College of Engineering office does not handle these.  See http://registrar.illinois.edu/transcripts (to submit college course transcripts) and http://cte.illinois.edu/testing/pnp/proficiency/ap.html (submit AP scores)
http://cte.illinois.edu/testing/pnp/proficiency/ib.html (submit IB scores)
http://cte.illinois.edu/testing/pnp/proficiency/alevel.html (submit A-level scores)


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Bookmark These:

Engineering Advising Wiki: https://wiki.cites.illinois.edu/wiki/display/ugadvise/Undergrad+Advising+Home

Check out  “Things to Do when you come to campus in the Fall” at http://go.engineering.illinois.edu/myfirstsemester

Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE): https://engineering.illinois.edu/care

DARs: Very important! You can keep track of all of your graduation requirements using this tool!

http://www.registrar.illinois.edu/dars/generate.html

Course Information Suite: Get information on courses, majors/minors, general education requirements and more from this highly useful link: www.courses.illinois.edu