Current Student Information
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New Student Information
For students admitted for Fall 2013, the Orientation page has valuable information about the university, community, and resources available to you.
Specific information for Fall 2013 will be published online in early summer 2013.
Fall 2013 Orientation - Save the Date
Fall 2013 new student orientation is scheduled for Thursday, August 22, 2013.
Summer 2013 Registration Information
You will enroll in PSM 555, PSM Internship, for the summer 2013 term. All students must register for the summer internship course. You may register for either zero or one credit hour, at your discretion; tuition and fees are the same for either option. Your program’s major advisor is the course instructor and will determine deliverables and grading criteria. If you register for PSM 555 for zero hours, satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) grades are assigned. If you register for one hour, letter grades are assigned (A, B, C, etc.). S/U grades do not impact your grade point average (GPA); letters grades are calculated in your GPA.
Register online at UI-Integrate Self-Service.
Tuition and fees
Summer tuition and fees are summarized in the following table. Tuition is PSM-specific, while all graduate students are assessed at the same fee rates. The same tuition rate applies if you are registered for zero to five credit hours; however, fees are higher if you enroll in more than two hours. Some fees may be waived if you are away from campus for the summer; for details, see in absentia, below. (Beginning in summer 2013, most students will be charged tuition on a per credit hour basis. This does not apply to Illinois PSM students; you will continue to be assessed based on credit hour ranges.)
Some types of financial aid require half-time enrollment of at least three semester hours in the summer term. If you need to enroll half-time, contact Dr. Sightler to discuss options.
If you will be at least 50 miles from campus, you qualify for in absentia registration. If you register in absentia, the only fee you are charged is the general fee ($174). However, you will not have access to some campus services and facilities and will you will not have health insurance. Tuition is not affected. Request [PDF form] in absentia status by submitting a completed and signed application to Graduate Student Academic Services, Illini Union Bookstore (north entrance), room 320. Dr. Sightler can sign as your advisor. Departmental signatories are: ag production – Rob Knox; bioenergy – Hans Blaschek or Natalie Bosecker; food science – Nicki Engeseth, Shelly Schmidt, Dawn Bohn, or Soo-Yeun Lee; plant biology – Joan Huber, Steve Huber, or Feng Sheng Hu; TSM – KC Ting, Yuanhui Zhang, or Ronda Sullivan.
If you register in absentia, you may opt to extend health insurance coverage through the summer term. The cost is $310. Apply for an extension through the Student Insurance Office; note the dates for extension enrollment and the coverage dates. If you don’t register in absentia, you are automatically enrolled in and charged for health insurance.
Questions? Contact Kevin Sightler, Illinois PSM director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (217) 265-5363.
Log in to UI-Integrate Self-Service to register.
Notice: Important information about your campus email:
Remember: If you have campus email setup to forward to a personal account, email from most campus email addresses DO NOT FORWARD. This may include information about your registration, tuition payment, etc. Regularly log-in to your campus email for messages that have not been forwarded.
Community media, guides, campus resources (e.g., Financial Aid, Registrar, etc.), and transportation information are available on the Orientation web page.