Policy Notes

Registration Status

Registration status for enrollment reporting by the university is determined by the cumulative academic credit hours across all parts of term for the fall or spring semesters and is the same for all student levels:

  • Full-time – 12 or more credit hours per semester
  • Three-Quarter time – 9 to 11.99 credit hours per semester
  • Half time – 6 to 8.99 credit hours per semester

Exceptions to this policy are provided in Student Code 3-301.

Illinois Copyright Policy

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign makes every effort to comply with laws and institutional policies on copyright and to encourage awareness within its community of both responsibilities and appropriate actions for compliance.

Copyright law can be a complex topic to navigate, and the issues students, faculty and staff must confront when it comes to copyright are often different. For that reason, the University has compiled a variety of resources to help you navigate your copyright responsibilities.

Copyright Resources

In addition, a variety of laws and regulations shape the specifics of copyright law. The Higher Education Opportunity Act is one of the laws that shapes copyright policies and education efforts at colleges and universities in America. How the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign satisfies the requirements of HEOA are outlined on this page.

Religious Observances

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign supports religious, spiritual, and secular inclusion. The institution complies with the University Religious Observances Act (110 ILCS 110/). Details of the Act are available here.

Smoke and Tobacco-Free Campus

Smoking and the use of all non-combustible tobacco products and non-FDA approved nicotine delivery devices and products is prohibited on all campus property, both indoors and outdoors, and in university-owned vehicles and in privately owned vehicles parked on campus property. The advertising, sale, and free sampling of tobacco products and non-FDA approved nicotine delivery devices and products are prohibited on campus property. Littering the remains of tobacco and non-FDA approved nicotine delivery devices or products or any other related waste products on campus property is prohibited. The complete policy is available here.

State Approving Agency Certification

Effective August 1, 2019, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is in compliance with Title 38, Veterans' Benefits, Part III, Readjustment and Related Benefits, Section 3679, Disapproval of courses, Subsection e. [38 U.S. Code 3679(e)].

Student Code

Policies and procedures applying to all undergraduate, graduate, and professional students enrolled at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are found in the Student Code.

Student Consumer Information

Information and disclosures regarding institutional accreditation, programs, and services at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign is available on the Office of the Provost's website. This includes a description of the institution's accreditation and state authorization, contact information for filing complaints with the accreditor and the state, financial aid, campus security, intercollegiate athletics, gainful employment programs, and student outcomes. A paper copy of the information on the website can be made available upon request.

U of I System Statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct

Please refer to the University of Illinois System website for the most up-to-date statement on Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment and Other Sexual Misconduct.

Professional Licensure Disclosures

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign provides public licensure disclosures pursuant to 34 CFR 668.43(a)(5)(v) for educational programs designed to meet or advertised as meeting requirements for professional licensure or certification.
These public licensure disclosures also address requirements found in 38 C.F.R. Part 21 relating to veterans’ education benefits.

Disclosures by College

GI Bill® Pending Payment Policy

Beginning August 1, 2019, and despite any policy to the contrary, the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign will not take any of the four following actions toward any student using U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Ch. 33) or Veteran Readiness and Employment (Ch. 31), or Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance DEA (Ch. 35) benefits while their payment from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs is pending to the educational institution:

• Prevent their enrollment;
• Assess a late penalty fee to;
• Require they secure alternative or additional funding;
• Deny their access to any resources (access to classes, libraries, or other institutional facilities) available to other students who have satisfied their tuition and fee bills to the institution.

However, to qualify for this provision, such students may be required to:

• Produce the VA’s Certificate of Eligibility by the first day of class;
• Provide written request to be certified;
• Provide additional information needed to properly certify the enrollment as described in other institutional policies (see our VA School Certifying Official for all requirements).

I hereby certify this addendum to be true and correct in content and policy.
Our institution will adopt this addendum, or one of similar import, in the next revision of our catalog.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at https://www.benefits.va.gov/gibill/.