Admitted Returning Students
Congratulations and welcome back to Illinois State University! Follow these steps to make a smooth transition back to campus.
Meet With Your Advisor
Once your readmission has been approved, you will need to meet with your academic advisor. You are encouraged to contact your advisor as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.
If you have earned fewer than 24 semester hours, are an undeclared student, or are considered to be “unclassified” (non-degree-seeking), you must meet with an advisor in the University College Academic Advisement Center. If you have a declared major, contact your major department/school for advisement.
Register for Classes
As a former Illinois State student, the class registration process may have changed since your last enrollment. You can access course registration through My.IllinoisState.edu.
Apply for Financial Aid
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or FAFSA renewal form for financial aid consideration at Illinois State. In addition, you should contact the Financial Aid Office for more information about how and when to apply for financial aid. Remember to list Illinois State (school code 001692) as a recipient of the data on your FAFSA.
If you have attended other college(s) or university(s) since last enrolling at Illinois State, you will need to submit a financial aid transcript from that school.
Secure Your Housing
Illinois State requires students to live in University housing their first two years out of high school. Submit your Housing contract as soon as possible to have the best availability of residence hall options.
For other students, the Off-Campus Housing Database allows you to search for vacant listings managed by private landlords and management companies, as well as roommates.
Select Your Meal Plan
All students living in the university residence halls are required to purchase a Campus Dining meal plan each semester. For students living off-campus, a limited number of meal plans are available for purchase.