Welcome New DGS STUDENTS
PREPARING FOR YOUR ADVISING APPOINTMENT
Students MUST complete the following six items BEFORE their advising appointment:
Students should view this before their advising appointment to gain an understanding of academic requirements, advising in DGS, and how DGS will support you during your time at the University of Illinois.
Be sure to indicate majors of interest, all AP exams taken, and any previous credit you may have earned. It's okay if you change your mind on majors or forget to add something. Just be sure to tell your academic advisor when you see them!
A list of popular courses for first-year students. You should download this, fill it out and bring to your advising appointment.
DGS students are minimally required to complete the Math and Chemistry placement exams, regardless of your major interests. There's no way to fail these exams. They are an advising tool so we can help you get started in courses.
Access “NetID and Computing” through the Admitted Student Checklist.
If you are attending New Student Registration virtually, you'll need to download Zoom.
Click on the following links for information on DGS programs that you may be part of:
Resources For Family Members
Hear from our Director, Sarah Watson, and learn how advising works in DGS and how we'll support your student.
Sign up to receive a newsletter full of information about how to support your undeclared student. The DGS Family Newsletter will be sent 2-3 times a semester.
Browse through additional resources for parents and family members and find helpful tips and strategies. Here, you can also view all past DGS family newsletters.
Learn how academic advising works in the Division of General Studies.
A schedule of classes by term, a database of general education course, and access to popular course resources.
Additional tips on course registration provided by the Office of the Registrar.
Procedures and requirements for declaring majors at UIUC. DGS students will be able to declare after your first year of college if you have met major requirements.
Explore all 150 majors at UIUC with the DGS Major Handbook.
If you are an international student, visit the ISSS website for information regarding your arrival on campus.
A listing of the many tutoring resources available to students.