Using the Undergraduate Catalog
The statements in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and Illinois State University. The course offerings and requirements of the University are continually under review and revision. Information regarding courses may be found on the Course Finder website or by contacting the academic unit. It is especially important that each student note that it is his or her responsibility to be aware of current graduation requirements for a particular degree program.
Undergraduate Catalog Requirements
All students are assigned the Undergraduate Catalog year associated with their term of admission to Illinois State University. If attendance is not continuous, the student does not attend at least one term of each academic year, a student must meet the requirements specified in the Undergraduate Catalog in effect when he or she reenters the University. If such a student continues in the curriculum chosen originally, the hours earned in meeting the requirements of the original program may typically apply to the hour requirement of a revised program. In some rapidly advancing fields, students may be required to repeat courses where content has changed significantly.
In all instances, the University may adjust graduation requirements to ensure that each graduate of a teacher preparation curriculum meets the course requirements for an Illinois Teaching License.
Advisors may request that a student be placed into an earlier catalog, up to two years prior to the assigned catalog, if it is in the student’s best interest. University programs are constantly evaluated and improved, a student may graduate under new requirements published while he or she is in attendance at the University. If a student changes catalog year, the student must meet all the requirements, including General Education and graduation requirements, in that catalog.
A catalog year begins the first day of summer session and ends the last day of the spring semester.
Students are encouraged to review the following sections of this catalog:
- Academic terminology
- Subject area codes ("PHI" for example is used to indicate courses in philosophy)