We are excited to have so many wonderful new students joining us in ILLINOIS Economics! Please read through the information below about advising appointments, registration, and our program. We also encourage you to look through the other pages on our undergraduate website to become familiar with our program, opportunities, current students, and our Department.

New student registration happens in the summer. It is very important that you review the information below and complete all requirements 1-2 weeks prior to your new student registration date.
What to Expect During New Student Registration

  • Meet with your academic advisors and understand their role
  • Become familiar with your major degree requirements
  • Learn and understand how to use Course Explorer to search for classes, recognize course restrictions, select course favorites, etc.
  • Register for classes using the Enhanced Registration system and understand course placement based on any AP, IB, or other exams
  • Gain a familiarity with academic, personal, and professional resources on campus


Items to be Completed for New Student Registration (First-year and Transfer Students)

Resources for New Students

CAMPUS FACTS: 32,000+ Undergraduate students, and ~1,300 Econ Majors!

PREPARING FOR UIUC: Admitted student checklist, information about financial aid, move-in, textbooks and more.

ILLINOIS ADMISSIONS BLOG: Hear more about campus life, academics, opportunities, etc.- from current students!

TIPS FOR NEW ECON STUDENTS: Watch our video for tips to be successful in Econ. (Closed captioning provided).

Meet Your Advisors

Visit the Academic Advising page to learn more about our academic advising program