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Optional Academic Personal Statement

Illinois State University considers a variety of factors when making admissions decisions. Grade point average (GPA), courses and, for some, standardized test scores are all important considerations.

For students whose applications require further review, an optional academic personal statement may help us come to the right decision. If you choose to submit a statement, it will be considered along with your transcript to determine your eligibility for admission.

If you choose to submit a statement, it should be approximately 500 words and address the following:

  • State why you feel Illinois State University is a good fit for your educational goals.
  • Identify and explain your academic strengths and weaknesses.
  • Explain any circumstances which affected your college academic performance, if applicable.
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