January & Spring Transfer Student Orientation

Once you accept your admission offer, the process of orientation begins for you. Below is an outline of what you can expect from us before you get started on the Hilltop. You are encouraged to attend our final orientation program in January and while there is no additional program for parents or family members, they are more than welcome to attend with you. There will be lunch served so for each parent or family member attending a $10 fee will be assessed. Payment can be made by contacting the orientation office at (309) 677-2420.

  • You will be assigned a Transfer Aide - a current transfer student who can walk you through any questions you have, as well as prepare you for the next steps in orientation and class registration.
  • Begin Bradley - our online orientation program, will be made available to you shortly after making your deposit. You should take time to navigate through the whole program before you arrive on campus.
  • January 16th there will be a Transfer Student Orientation where you'll get more detailed information on campus services and resources and how to use them.

Please follow the instructions at this link if you have not yet spoken with your academic advisor.

Please let us know if you have any questions. In the meantime, make sure you have your final transcripts scheduled to be sent (if not already received) and that you are making the necessary tuition arrangements with Student Financial Services.

If you are eligible for federal VA benefits, please make sure you have reviewed the information at this page.

Registration for both events will be open in early to mid-October.

Attendance at orientation programming is only available to new transfer students who have made their enrollment deposit.

There is no fee for students to attend or participate in any orientation programming.