Applying to Illinois State
Required Courses for Admission
Students with fewer than 45 hours are evaluated on collegiate coursework and grade point average.
Students with 45-59 hours earned must complete the following courses with a grade of C or better:
- Financial Accounting (ACC 131),
- Economics—Micro and Macro (ECO 101 and 102),
- Finite Math (MAT 120), Applied Calculus (MAT 121) or Calculus I (MAT 145).
Students with 60 or more hours earned must complete those courses listed above, choosing the Applied Calculus (MAT 121) or Calculus I (MAT 145) option, and complete the following additional courses with a grade of C or better:
- Managerial Accounting (ACC 132) and
- Statistical Reasoning (MQM 100).
Recommended Courses for Admission
To find the course equivalencies at an Illinois community college, please review our Course Articulation Guides.
- Introductory-level business course (BUS 100),
- Introductory-level English composition (ENG 101),
- Intermediate-level English composition (ENG 145), and
- Legal, Ethical and Social Environment of Business (FIL 185)
- Prove computer competency through completion of one of the following: ACC 167 and 168; IT 150; IAI BUS 902; or by passing competency exams of ACC 189.67 and 189.68
Students must earn a minimum B/C combination between Acc 131 and 132.
Students are encouraged to get an AA or AS if transferring from a 2-year school.