Resources that may be helpful in your academic career

LAS Success Workshops Personal and professional development workshops designed to help you be successful throughout your college career.

Course Explorer Class Schedules, catalog, programs of study for majors and minors, general education requirements.

Student Forms Student forms for grade replacement, late add, etc.

Campus Tutoring Resources

Chemistry Learning Center

Chemistry Learning Center On-line Tutorials

Time Management

GPA Calculators

LAS Admissions and Records Officers

SCS Career Services 105 Noyes Lab, for career information in chemical sciences

Career Center Pre-Health Advising Pre-health advising, handouts, etc.


International Student Services


Spring Scheduling Workshop: Making the Most of Advising by Elizabeth Jones and Milena Nutrobikina



Final Exam Tips

A collection of study skills, tips, and strategies to help you ace your finals are below:

Final Exam Conflict Policy

The C.A.R.E. program has some good tips for preparing and studying for finals.


Chemistry and Chemical Engineering majors are strongly encouraged to participate in research during their undergraduate careers.

Chemistry majors can begin the process for obtaining research by going to the chemistry website research page.

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering majors may begin the process by checking the areas that faculty are conducting research in and then contacting professors directly.

Changing Your Major

If you are no longer interested in an SCS Major, or are considering other majors or looking for a second major/degree, here are some resources for you.

Provost Changing Major Page

Catalog of Illinois Undergraduate Majors

LAS Intercollegiate Transfer  and Major Change

Double Majors and Dual Degrees


Are you nearing graduation? Here are the steps for graduating on time.

After determining your eligibility to graduate, you must complete two mandatory items to graduate.

  1. Notification of intent to graduate
    1. In order to graduate, you must notify the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences of your intent. This is done at the same time that you register for your final semester of classes through the student registration system. If, for some reason, you do not do so by the 10th day of class, contact your admissions/records officer from your UIUC email and include your UIN. Otherwise, your name will not be added to the pending degree list, and the date of your degree award and diploma will be delayed. Also, you should be aware that if you are removed from the list, for any reason, such as dropping a required course, you cannot register for additional course work without the approval of the associate dean in LAS Student Academic Affairs.
  2. Please note, indicating your intent to graduate does not automatically register you for the commencement and convocation ceremonies. To participate, you must register.

Register for Graduation Ceremonies – Once the mandatory steps are completed, all that remains for you to do is register for a commencement or convocation ceremony. Celebrate your achievement by attending a ceremony for either winter or spring graduation. You must register for commencement and convocation ceremonies in order to participate.

Department Offices for Graduation questions or to ask to attend convocation but finish degree requirements in the next semester:

For Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering convocation, Contact Christy Bowser

For Chemistry convocation, Contact: Heather Schulze

LAS Graduation Page

Campus Convocation Page

Here are some good resources for post-graduation:

IT/E-mail services after graduation

SCS Alumni Career Services



Graduate School Application Resources


Planning for Graduate Work in Chemistry

Graduate School Reality Check

Chemical Engineering

AIChE Graduate School Directory

GRE Test

GRE General Test

DateCat (or Due Date Catalog)

DateCat (or Due Date Catalog) is an application that merges all assignments and due dates from Moodle, Canvas, and Compass into one calendar. DateCat will pull due dates from Compass, Canvas, and Moodle and put them into a single calendar, and include links to the items. That calendar can be attached to other digital calendars such as Gmail so students may see their due dates along with work and social calendars.