Checklist

Below are resources to help get you started as a newly admitted student.  This checklist applies to both degree and non-degree students.

1. Claim your NetID, Password, and 2FA

Your NetID will give you access to campus services, including e-mail and file storage. New students should visit the NetID claiming website. First, you will need to enter in your University ID Number (UIN) and Activation Code. The UIN and Activation Code are within your Official Notice of Admission letter from the Graduate College. Second, you will select two security questions to protect your Net ID account. Third, you will need to choose a password for your Net ID account (remember to pay attention to the requirements for all passwords).

Have you previously enrolled at the University of Illinois?  If so, there is no need to claim your NetID again.  You will need to reset your password.  You can find more information on the Technology Services website. It is likely that your NetID has been disabled and must be reactivated.  Please contact Technology Services directly at 217-244-7000 or consult@illinois.edu.

2FA is an extra layer of security the University adds to ensure your student information is protected.  To enroll, visit the UI Verify website. Failure to setup your 2FA device will result in non-access to many of your University applications, including your email and course platforms.

2. Set Up Your Email

All correspondence from the iMBA program is sent to your Illinois email address, so it is imperative you set up your email and check it regularly.

Exchange is a service used for email, calendaring, and contact and task management at the University of Illinois and is vital for receiving emails and information from the University. Approximately one hour after claiming your Net ID and setting your password, you will be able to login to and start using your Office 365 Email Account. See: https://outlook.office365.com. If you have questions about your email or your Exchange account, please visit the Technology Services website, or email consult@illinois.edu.

3. Verify Personal Information in Student Self-Service

Once you have established your Net ID, use it to log into Student Self-Service and verify your personal information, such as your contact information. Keeping this information up-to-date is extremely important and ensures proper delivery of important documents.

4. Request A Photoless iCard 

You can request a photoless iCard. Please be patient, as it could take at least one month for it to arrive.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning by phone at (217) 333-1462, or email at online-info@illinois.edu.

5. Complete Coursera Linking and Onboarding Course

Once you accept your offer of admission, or enroll as a first time non-degree student, you will receive an email from Illinois Coursera with information on how to link your Coursera account with the University of Illinois.  You will also receive access to our Coursera Onboarding Course. This email is not automatic – we push them out at least once a week. This email will come to your Illinois email, so please make sure your account is set up before trying to access the course.

The onboarding course is a non-credit, non-graded course for you to complete on Coursera that will introduce you to the platform (both Coursera and Compass), while giving you more information about the program (expectations, university policies, etc). It contains a lot of helpful program information so we highly recommend students complete it.

6. New Student Live Sessions

The program is pleased to offer Live Sessions for new students to learn more about the iMBA program. These sessions are not required, but are another resource for students as they get started in the program.

7. Advising

Degree-seeking students will be contacted by their advisor when advising appointments are available.  Non-Degree seeking students can contact imba-support@illinois.edu and we will respond to you.

Students and their advisor use the Degree Planning Worksheet tool to map out their timeline to degree completion and help track completion of degree requirements. Please send a request to imba-support@illinois.edu and we will provide you the worksheet.

8. Registration

We use a website called Student Self-Service for registration.  You will use your NetID and password to login.  In Student Self-Service, you can also:

  • Check registration eligibility
  • Add/drop classes
  • View student billing/account information
  • Update personal information
  • View academic history
  • Order transcripts
  • Add name to the graduation list

Please visit the Office of the Registrar’s website for detailed information on how to register and maneuver Student Self-Service.

If you are a first-time non-degree student, you have already registered for courses through the Non-Degree Course Registration Form and will now register through Student Self-Service for your next semester.

9. Transcripts

Original transcripts need to be sent from your institution(s) if you have been admitted as a degree-seeking student in the iMBA program. Please start the process now by contacting your institution(s) to have those documents sent to the iMBA program.

The Graduate College at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is required to confirm all of your past higher education credentials. In the “Notice of Admissions” email, that was provided to you by the graduate college, you will see a list of Official Credentials you need to provide.

For international students, it is imperative that you begin this process now, as it may take longer for these documents to be secured. If your international institution is unable to provide official transcripts, we will accept originals or attested copies from a government agency (US Department of Education, Embassy, etc.). If your transcripts or degree certificate are not translated we will need translations of the documents as well. There are several companies (including ones online) which provide this service.  If you choose to mail us originals we will return them using UPS (with tracking), however we can never guarantee delivery once given to UPS.

Failure to send these documents in a timely matter will result in a “transcript hold” being placed on your student record by Graduate Admissions. This hold will prevent any future term iMBA registration until cleared. Electronic transcripts may be emailed to onlinemba@illinois.edu.  Original printed transcripts from the institution may be mailed to the address below:

ATTN: iMBA Program
2019 Business Instructional Facility
MC-520
515 E. Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

If you have questions or need support on this please contact us at onlinemba@Illinois.edu or call (217) 300-2481.

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Claim Your NetID, Password, and 2FA

Your NetID will give you access to campus services, including e-mail and file storage. New students should visit the NetID claiming website. First, you will need to enter in your University ID Number (UIN) and Activation Code. The UIN and Activation Code are within your Official Notice of Admission letter from the Graduate College. Second, you will select two security questions to protect your Net ID account. Third, you will need to choose a password for your Net ID account (remember to pay attention to the requirements for all passwords).

Have you previously enrolled at the University of Illinois?  If so, there is no need to claim your NetID again.  You will need to reset your password.  You can find more information on the Technology Services website. It is likely that your NetID has been disabled and must be reactivated.  Please contact Technology Services directly at 217-244-7000 or consult@illinois.edu.

2FA is an extra layer of security the University adds to ensure your student information is protected.  To enroll, visit the UI Verify website. Failure to setup your 2FA device will result in non-access to many of your University applications, including your email and course platforms.

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Set Up Your Email

All correspondence from the iMBA program is sent to your Illinois email address, so it is imperative you set up your email and check it regularly.

Exchange is a service used for email, calendaring, and contact and task management at the University of Illinois and is vital for receiving emails and information from the University. Approximately one hour after claiming your Net ID and setting your password, you will be able to login to and start using your Office 365 email account. If you have questions about your email or your Exchange account, please visit the Technology Services website, or email consult@illinois.edu.

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Verify Personal Information in Student Self-Service

Once you have established your Net ID, use it to log into Student Self-Service and verify your personal information, such as your contact information. Keeping this information up-to-date is extremely important and ensures proper delivery of important documents. You will also use Student Self-Service to register for courses when the time comes.

4

New Student Orientation

The program is pleased to offer New Student Orientations for new students to learn more about the iMBA program. These sessions are not required, but are another resource for students as they get started in the program.

5

Complete Coursera Linking

Once you accept your offer of admission, or enroll as a first time non-degree student, you will receive an email from Illinois Coursera with information on how to link your Coursera account with the University of Illinois.  It is imperative you complete this linking process as soon as possible.  The iMBA Program is heavily integrated into Coursera and you will not be able to be successful in our program without completing this linking process.

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Complete Onboarding Courses

In Coursera, you will be onboarded to both Coursera and Compass (the two platforms our program use), while giving you more information about the program (expectations, university policies, etc). It contains a lot of helpful program information so we highly recommend students complete it.

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Transcripts

Original transcripts need to be sent from your institution(s) if you have been admitted as a degree-seeking student in the iMBA program. Please start the process now by contacting your institution(s) to have those documents sent to the iMBA program.

The Graduate College at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign is required to confirm all of your past higher education credentials. In the “Notice of Admissions” email, that was provided to you by the graduate college, you will see a list of Official Credentials you need to provide.

Failure to send these documents in a timely matter will result in a “transcript hold” being placed on your student record by Graduate Admissions. This hold will prevent any future term iMBA registration until cleared.

Deadlines:

  • For Fall admits: September 15
  • For Spring admits: February 15

For international students, it is imperative that you begin this process now, as it may take longer for these documents to be secured. If your international institution is unable to provide official transcripts, we will accept originals or attested copies from a government agency (US Department of Education, Embassy, etc.). If your transcripts or degree certificate are not translated we will need translations of the documents as well. There are several companies (including ones online) which provide this service.  If you choose to mail us originals we will return them using UPS (with tracking), however we can never guarantee delivery once given to UPS.

Electronic transcripts may be emailed to onlinemba@illinois.edu.  Original printed transcripts from the institution may be mailed to the address below:

ATTN: iMBA Program
2019 Business Instructional Facility
MC-520
515 E. Gregory Drive
Champaign, IL 61820

If you have questions or need support on this please contact us at onlinemba@Illinois.edu or call (217) 300-2481.

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New Student Intake Survey

Please sign into your Graduate College Admissions Dashboard to complete this survey.

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Request A Photoless iCard

You can request a photoless iCard. Please be patient, as it could take at least one month for it to arrive.  If you have questions, please contact the Center for Innovation in Teaching & Learning by phone at (217) 333-1462, or email at online-info@illinois.edu.