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15 10, 2020

Delayed Admission Communications (Spring and Fall 2021)

2020-10-15T15:55:05-05:00October 15th, 2020|Updates|

Due to circumstances brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, we have a new, unique audience: those that opted to delay admission by a semester or a full year. These students have been admitted and want to come to UIUC. Together, OUA and the college in which the student has been admitted, can reinforce the student's decision to choose UIUC by effectively communicating up until they decide to attend. Below you'll find OUA's comm plan for this audience, and helpful tips for colleges as they choose to engage. OUA Comm Plan Spring 2021 Students Email 1 Timing: Mid-October Topic: New Notification of [...]

16 09, 2020

Inclusive Illinois Initiative

2020-09-16T16:37:42-05:00September 16th, 2020|Updates|

The focus of the Inclusive Illinois Initiative is to be innovative in how we enhance our current outreach programs to underrepresented populations. We will need the support of the campus community to be involved in the outreach to inspire prospective and admitted students to see the impact they will have on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus and the world. Increased partnership with UIUC stakeholders can help evolve some of the current initiatives while adding future programs when needed. We are ranked #1 for the most students of color among top-ranked Midwest universities and #2 in diversity among top-ranked Midwest [...]

7 08, 2020

Applicant Communication Policy (2021 Cycle)

2020-09-30T16:36:50-05:00August 7th, 2020|Policies|

Colleges are allowed to send two email communications to applicants during the 2021 cycle. An applicant is defined as a student that has submitted an application but has not yet received a decision. Applicant communications should be carefully crafted since the audience includes students that will unfortunately be denied. Please ensure that your message (1) has a clear purpose, (2) is not redundant with what Admissions is already sending in its applicant communications plan, and (3) is appropriately engaging but does not cause confusion or stress for students while they await their decisions. Communications must be pre-approved by the Office of [...]

10 12, 2019

Notice of Admission (2020)

2019-12-11T19:11:48-06:00December 10th, 2019|Updates|

Decisions are coming and that means admitted students will be receiving some great news. We've included many of the communications below so you can see what students receive online, in their inbox, and in their mailbox. myIllini Splash Page The first place students discover they’ve been admitted is within myIllini. When decisions become available, admitted students click on their application and discover a splash page that informs them they’ve been admitted. Splash Page Video Notice of Admission Email Roughly a day after decision release, admitted students receive an email that also [...]

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