Soon you will begin your first year of college study.  Please read this information carefully as it will assist you in the process of preparing for academic advising and registering for your first semester of classes.  You will also be receiving this information on your IWU email account on June 1, 2018.  All website links will become active after that date.

  • After June 1, 2018 you must complete the online IWU Pre-registration Questionnaire (link to questionnaire sent via email on June 1st),  confirming major declaration, ranking Gateway Colloquia preferences, and indicating second language interest, by June 22, 2018.  You can find your email address and ID number on the letter that will be sent in early June by Information Technology Services.
  • After June 22, 2018, the Office of the Registrar will pre-register you for at least your Gateway Colloquia, and possibly two or three more classes depending on your major. 
  • During a student's first year at IWU, s/he is assigned to an advisor who is a faculty member in his/her declared major department, or to a dedicated first-year advisor (outside of the department) specifically trained to advise for the declared major department.
  • If a student enters IWU as undeclared, s/he will be assigned to a faculty advisor specifically trained to advise undeclared students.
  • During Turning Titan: New Student Orientation, you will have a group advising session and an individual advising appointment.  It will be at this time, aside from the Gateway Colloquium, that you will have an opportunity to change any of the courses in which you will be pre-registered and complete your first semester class schedule.
  • What else do you want to take?:
    In high school your classes were often selected for you.  College is an opportunity to explore a variety of disciplines.  Over the summer, peruse the IWU Catalog and look over the course descriptions to see what might be of interest to you for your first semester.  You will be that much more prepared for your first advising appointment!  Please note, the link to the catalog is for the 2017/2018 catalog.  The 2018/2019 catalog will be available in August.

If you have any questions about the IWU Pre-registration Questionnaire, please contact the Registrar’s Office at (309) 556-3161 or  If you have any questions about First-Year Advising, please contact the Academic Advising Center at 309-556-3231 or

Please complete the IWU Pre-registration Questionnaire by June 22, 2018.  An email will be sent on June 1st with the link to the questionnaire.  Any questionnaires received after that date will be processed on a first come, first serve basis.