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Applying to Illinois State

Applying by our priority deadline is encouraged for best consideration for your academic program and for scholarships. Start your application today!

Applying to Illinois State

Applying by our priority deadline is encouraged for best consideration for your academic program and for scholarships. Start your application today!

Minimum GPA

2.75

Middle 50% GPA

3.06 - 3.71

Required Courses

Students with fewer than 60 earned hours are evaluated on collegiate coursework and grade point average.

Completion of at least three of the following courses with at least 3.0 GPA in those courses: (for students with 60 or more earned credit hours)

  • Western Civilization (HIS 101)
  • Modern Western Civilization (HIS 102)
  • History of the US to 1865 (HIS 135)
  • History of the US since 1865 (HIS 136)

Recommended Courses

To find the course equivalencies at an Illinois community college, please review our Course Articulation Guides.

  • Citizens & government (POL 101) or US Government & Civic Practices (POL 106)
  • World or Human Geography (GEO 135 or 142)
  • Economics-Macro or Micro (ECO 101 or 102)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSY 110 or 111)
  • Educational Psychology (PSY 215)
  • Cultures of the World (ANT 185)
  • Introduction to Sociology (SOC 106) or Contemporary Social Problems in Global Perspective (SOC 108)
  • Non-Western History (HIST 104)

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Matt Blue  Schroeder Hall 305  mtblue@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-8306 

Middle 50% GPA

3.06 - 3.71

Application Period

Applications are always available.

Application Information

Current students can use the Apply to Your Program tool on My.IllinoisState.edu.

Major Requirements

If 60 or more earned hours: 3.00 GPA in HIS 101, 102, 135, and 136

Academic Advising

Name Office Email Phone
Matt Blue  Schroeder Hall 305  mtblue@ilstu.edu  (309) 438-8306