Today I have compensated for a system glitch that cost me a piece of paperwork and return postage; why use USPS when a fax will do the job faster? Well, because I enjoy the old-fashioned "lick-me" stamps and envelopes for one. However-- we live in a modern age, which is to say-- an age of progress, efficiency and order. Hello Xerox, Internet, and Big Brother!
I am very close to finishing all the required paper work from both of the Universities (UI and EIU). Once the consortium agreement is faxed back, and after I talk to my advisors about credit equivalency-- I should be set. Next step: Look into getting an international student ID and solidifying travel plans.