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Summer 2014 Registration Information

This is important information about your summer term registration. Several special conditions may apply to you. Make sure you read this information, understand what is required, and take care of all registration issues before you leave campus for the summer.


You will enroll in PSM 555, PSM Internship, for the summer 2014 term. All students 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.  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.

Your program’s major advisor is the course instructor and will determine deliverables and grading criteria.  

If you are in…and want to earn…then register for PSM 555…
Agricultural Production1 hourACR37054
0 hoursANC37055
Bioenergy1 hourBCR37056
0 hoursBNC37057
Food Science and Human Nutrition1 hourFCR37058
0 hoursFNC37059
Plant Biology / Biotechnology1 hourPCR37060
0 hoursPNC37061
Technical Systems Management1 hourTCR37062
0 hoursTNC37063
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; see in absentia, below.

 0-2 hours3-5 hours6-8 hours9+ hours
Non-resident TOTAL$2,149$2,520$8,155$11,043
International Fee$35$35$35$35
International TOTAL$2,184$2,555$2,555$11,078
(Note:  some graduate students are charged summer tuition on a per credit hour basis.  This does not apply to Illinois PSM students; you are assessed on credit hour ranges.)  

Special topics

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, you may enroll in PSM 520, special topics in science and business, for either two or three credit hours. The registration CRN is 35844. For the summer, the special topics course will relate to your internship. There will be assignments and deliverables. The instructor for this course will be determined later. This course is available for S/U grading only.

In absentia

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 ($175). However, you will not have access to some campus services and facilities and you will you will not have health insurance.  Tuition is not affected.  

To apply for in absentia registration, complete and sign an application form [PDF] and submit it to Graduate Student Academic Services, Illini Union Bookstore (north entrance), room 320. 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.

Health insurance


If you register in absentia, you may opt to extend your health insurance coverage through the end of the summer term. The cost is $328. Apply for an extension online: see the "Extension of coverage for continuing students only" link under "Plan Information" on the UnitedHealthcare website. The enrollment period is May 17 - June 16, 2014; the coverage period is May 17 - August 20, 2014. A health insurance extension is available one time only.

If you don't register in absentia, you are automatically enrolled in and charged for health insurance.


  1. Summer tuition and fee schedules are maintained by the Office of the Registrar; the information on this handout is subject to change or correction as needed.
  2. For in absentia policy, refer to the Graduate College Handbook (section B, item 4).
  3. See your program advisor – Knox, Blaschek, Engeseth, Huber, or Harper – before enrolling in summer courses other than those mentioned here.


  • April 7, 2014 (Monday):  Summer registration begins (varies by student)

  • April 7, 2014 (Monday):  Summer 2014 financial aid application available on Financial Aid website

  • May 17, 2014 (Saturday):  Open enrollment begins for health insurance

  • May 17, 2014 (Saturday):  Health insurance extension coverage begins

  • May 19, 2014 (Monday):  Summer term begins (your internship may start earlier)

  • May 23, 2014 (Friday):  Last day to add Summer courses via Self-Service

  • June 16, 2014 (Monday):  Open enrollment ends for health insurance

  • June 18, 2014 (Wednesday):  Last day to apply for Summer 2014 financial aid

  • June 25, 2014 (Wednesday):  Last day to accept Summer 2014 student loans

  • June 28, 2014 (Saturday):  Summer 2014 payment deadline

  • August 7, 2014 (Thursday):  Summer term classes end (your internship may end later)

  • August 8 – 9, 2014 (Friday – Saturday): Summer term final exams

  • August 20, 2014 (Wednesday):  Health insurance extension coverage ends

  • August 25, 2014 (Monday):  Fall semester classes begin

Questions?  Contact your major advisor for registration assistance.


  • Basics - your Illinois computer accounts, ID card, etc.
  • Advising - consulting with your program advisor about fall courses
  • Class Registration - registering online for fall semester
  • Orientation - your program kickoff
  • Connections - directory and social media connections with your new peers
  • Resources - links for transportation, housing, community information, and more


Graduate Students' Introduction to UC

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.

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