Parents and Families
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Sending your student to college is exciting. Let us guide you through the steps.Register for the Parent Guide
First things first: Congratulations! Your student is about to make one of the biggest decisions of his or her life—where to go to college. Reaching this step is an accomplishment worth celebrating.
We're proud to be on your list of schools under consideration. We're ready to help your family make an informed decision, because there's never been a better time to be a Redbird.
Top 100 Public University
Illinois State is one of U.S. News & World Report's Top 100 public schools.
Top 10% Graduation Rate
Our high graduation rate is better than 90 percent of schools.
College Scorecard Stars
Our average cost and high alumni earning potential puts us in the Top 6% of four-year public universities.
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Find out what your student needs to do to be admitted to Illinois State.
There are many ways to visit our beautiful, historic campus in Normal, just a short drive from Chicago, St. Louis, and other big cities.
An Illinois State education is one of the best investments your student can make for his or her future. We're here to help you and your family navigate the process.
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