The average grade point average for transfer students admitted for the 2012 academic year was a 3.1 on a 4.0 scale.
Many programs have required and recommended courses and minimum GPA requirements, in addition to the University requirements listed below. Please review the program requirements for your intended major before you apply.
Transfer students may be admitted to the University as undeclared if program prerequisites were not met or if space is not available in the preferred major. Students with 75 or more semester hours completed will not be admitted as undeclared.
In making admission decisions, Illinois State takes the following into consideration:
- Official college transcript from each college or university attended (cumulative college grade point average),
- Prerequisite college course work, for some academic programs, and
- Good academic standing at the last college attended.
- Optional: an academic personal statement explaining circumstances that affected collegiate academic performance.
If you have completed fewer than 24 semester hours at the time of application, we also consider:
- High school transcript (cumulative grade point average, grade trends, and rigor of courses completed)
- Official ACT or SAT scores sent from the testing agency
- ACT code: 1042
- SAT code: 131
- GED scores (if non-high school graduate)
- Minimum score of 410 on each of the five tests
- Average battery score of 450
Please note: Remedial coursework will not be taken into consideration when calculating the admission GPA or the number of semester hours earned at the time of application. In addition, an associate's degree does not guarantee admission.