New Student Registration

Welcome new DGS students! We are excited to meet you during our virtual New Student Registration appointment. Below you will find information that will be helpful as you begin your journey here at Illinois.


Preparing for your Advising Appointment

Students MUST complete the following four items BEFORE their advising appointment:

1.  DGS Welcome & College Meeting (25 min) - Students are required to 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. - Dr. Daniel Turner, Director, Division of General Studies

2.  DGS New Student Registration Homework - Be sure to indicate majors of interest, all AP exams taken, and any previous credit you may have earned. 

3.  General Education Worksheet - Download this worksheet, review courses of interest, list 3 interesting courses in each area, and save on your computer prior to their academic advising appointment. You will use this with your advisor.

4.  All Required Placement Exams - These are extremely important to complete before your advising appointment.  See link for exams required of all DGS students.

5.  Setup your NetID - Access "NetID and Computing" through the Admitted Student Checklist.

6.  Download Zoom Client for Meetings - Your advising appointment will be conducted using the Zoom online video conference system. 

Click on the following for information on DGS programs you may be part of:

Enrichment Experience Program - Information for students admitted through the Enrichment Experience Program (EEP) for fall 2020. 

James Scholar Program (undeclared) - Information for undeclared students admitted into the DGS James Scholar honors program for fall 2020. 

James Scholar Program (PREP) - Information for Pre-Engineering students admitted into the DGS James Scholar honors program for fall 2020. 

Pre-Engineering Students - Information for students admitted to the Pre-Engineering (PREP) program for fall 2020. 

MERIT Program - For students with interests in STEM majors who have been invited.

Course Registration Information

How To Register Using Enhanced Registration - View this to understand how to use the Illinois Registration system

Registering for Your Courses - Tips on registering for your courses online, general education requirements and common error messages.

Resources for Family Members

DGS Welcome & College Meeting (25 min) - Family Members should view the College Meeting to gain an understanding of academic requirements, advising in DGS, and how DGS will support your student at the University of Illinois. - Dr. Daniel Turner, Director, Division of General Studies

DGS Virtual Q&A for Family Members (Mondays-Thursdays @11:00 am, June 1-July 2, 2020) - Family Members will have the opportunity to meet virtually using Zoom with the DGS Director to ask questions.  Please view the DGS College Meeting before the Q&A.

DGS Family Newsletter - Click on the link to receive information from DGS on how to support your students.  The DGS Newsletter will be sent 2-3 times a semester.

Family Resources - Additional resources for parents and family members on how to help support your student at Illinois.

Student Resources

Advising in DGS - Learn how academic advising works in the Division of General Studies.

Course Explorer - A schedule of classes by term, a database of general education course, and access to popular course resources.

Course Registration Resources - Additional tips on course registration provided by the Office of the Registrar. 

Declaring your Major - 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.

Exploring UIUC Majors  - Explore all 150 majors at UIUC with the DGS Major Handbook.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) - If you are an international student, visit the ISSS website for information regarding your arrival on campus.

Tutoring Resources  - A listing of the many tutoring resources available to students.