Before you come to Illinois State, you may review the courses online using our Undergraduate Catalog or Graduate Catalog, depending on your level of study. Please note, some courses may not be available to you because they are already full, limited to students in certain majors, or require placement testing or prerequisite coursework. Ask your advisor if you have any questions.
Students with fewer than 24 college credit hours and/or no declared major
An academic advisor will assist you with selecting and registering for courses once you are sure you are coming to Illinois State. If you have earned fewer than 24 college credit hours, have not chosen a major, or were not admitted to your desired major, you are advised by University College Academic Advisement. Email Advising@IllinoisState.edu or call (309) 438-7604 to make an advising appointment, which may be done using the telephone or Skype. Be sure to indicate you are an admitted international student.
Students with 24 or more college credit hours and a declared major
You are advised by your major school or department. Find your department advisor. Contact your departmental advisor to find out about advance registration for international students.
Contact your school or department for course registration information.
An academic advisor in the Office of International Studies and Programs will arrange a course schedule for you before you arrive. Please talk to your advisors at home about courses you would like to take here. They may need to approve your choices.
You should also consider your background and level of English fluency when considering classes to take. We try to accommodate students who request certain classes to help them graduate at home; however, we are unable to guarantee that you will be able to take every class you request.