September 1 - October 1, February 1 - March 1
To apply, students must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and above.
Students who are currently a declared major in the School of Communication and are looking to switch their major to another communication major need to complete the Internal Major Transfer Request Form. Contact your academic advisor for a copy of this form and to discuss the process in detail.
Attend a Mandatory Information Session
All applicants must attend one Information Session during the application period in which they are applying. We recommend attending an Information Session before you submit your major/minor application. All information sessions last approximately 50 minutes.
If you were previously denied admission to a Communication major and are applying again, you do not need to attend an Information Session.
Spring 2020 Information Session Dates/Times
All sessions take place in Fell Hall, room 446.
- Thursday, February 6, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
- Wednesday, February 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Monday, February 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
- Wednesday, February 19, 11:00am - 12:00pm
- Thursday, February 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
- Friday, February 28, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Write Goals Essay
Essay Prompt: Provide a vision for your future career and explain how this major is best equipped to help you get there. More details for the essay and resources will be provided during the Information Sessions.
Choose your desired program/sequence and complete all sections of the online application form. Students can only apply for one major/sequence during each application period.
Applications are reviewed by a committee of Communication faculty members in each area. The Faculty Selection Committee base their decisions upon the following criteria:
- GPA & grade trends: a typical successful candidate is academically above average
- Quality and accuracy of Goals Essay
- Career goals are consistent with the major
Selection decisions will be made approximately three weeks after the deadline. A response will be sent to each student through their ISU email account.
If admitted, you should schedule an appointment with your designated academic advisor.
Meeting the minimum requirements and going through the application steps does not guarantee you will be admitted.
Faculty decisions are final and cannot be reversed.
Once the selection responses are sent, the School has filled all available seats and cannot accept any more students.