LAS Insider blog for prospective students

These students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences write about their personal experiences and insights throughout the academic year at the University of Illinois. They offer an inside look at the College of LAS and University of Illinois.

Setting yourself apart from your more than 100 classmates can be a challenge. But, if you make sure you are engaged, you shouldn’t have a problem.
As a high-school student deciding where to attend college, wondering how you’re going to travel and navigate a large campus is likely a concern. The University of Illinois has various ways students get around on campus.
College can be an adjustment for many new students. For the first time, you’re on your own, not necessarily spending your whole day in class, and have to manage your own schedule with little outside help.
Managing and balancing a lot of activities and going to school is a big commitment. But how much is really too much?
As an incoming college freshman, knowing how to communicate with your instructors effectively and appropriately over email is essential to forming positive, working relationships.
If you're curious about an incoming freshman’s summer registration, I have a few tips to help you make the most out of your first experience as a college student.
If you’re wondering what to expect from your transfer registration, I have some helpful tips in store for you.
Thinking back to my expectations of college as a high-school senior, I never could have anticipated half of the things that the University of Illinois has been able to offer me.
Transferring isn't an easy process, but getting involved will help.
LAS James Scholars are preparing themselves to be the leaders of the future, and I look forward to staying in touch with my honors friends as we begin to make our mark on the world.