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Freshman Application Preparation
Getting ready to begin your college career starts long before you make your first campus visit. We're here to help you through each step. If you earned college hours while in high school or if you will enroll at another college during the summer between high school and your attendance at Illinois State in the fall, you will still be classified as a freshman.
Not an in-state freshman?
Find specific information on what it's like to be a transfer, graduate, or international student at Illinois State
If you have a 1200 SAT (or equivalent ACT) and a 3.4 on a 4.0 scale GPA, you'll qualify for a merit scholarship.
Our career center prepares you so you're ready when 500+ employers visit campus each year.
Grow your professional network before you graduate. Internship advisors and job fairs help you pave the way.
Grad school in your future? Our undergraduate programs set you up for success. We even have an advisor just for pre-professional students.
Compete to earn big bucks in the Startup Showcase, or major in entrepreneurship.