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Your First Year

As you adjust to college life, we support you at every turn.


Be an Illinois State insider, even before your first class.


Pro tips on making the transition to college.


Our advisors are trained to work with first-year students.


Freshmen: Living on campus puts you steps away from everything you need.

What is University College?

University College is our hub for academic support and programs for new students.

Academic Support


Take advantage of free tutoring and writing assistance.


Learn practical tips for time management, note-taking, and fighting text anxiety.


New students are paired with upperclassmen, faculty, or graduate student mentors to help them achieve their goals.

1-on-1 Advising

Whether you’re undecided on a major or headed to medical school, our advisors keep you on track. That’s one reason our graduation rate is in the Top 10% nationwide.

Major/Department Advisors

Your go-to advisor once you’ve been admitted into a major and exceeded 24 credit hours.

Pre-Professional Advisor

For highly motivated students who plan to pursue medical school or other graduate-level programs in the health professions.

Honors Advising

Students in the Honors Program get special help with course registration and with planning Honors Learning Experiences.

Athletics Advising

Redbird student-athletes also have access to the Karin L. Bone Athletics Study Center.

Underrepresented Students

TRiO/Student Support Services provides individualized assistance for students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.

Find Your Major

Our advisors and Career Center can help you choose from 160+ degree options.

Find Your Career

Your career development begins the day you step foot on campus. Talk to your career advisor, explore different careers, and learn how to write a killer resume.

Explore the Career Center