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Illinois State University Admissions Requirements

Established in 1857, Illinois State University is the oldest public university in Illinois. It was founded as a teacher’s college, and has a reputation for producing some of the best teachers in the country. Besides programs for aspiring teachers, the school has over 40 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels.

Taking online high school courses at eAchieve Academy can prepare you for a successful run at Illinois State University. If you want to fly with the ISU Redbirds, though, you’ll need a solid B+ grade point average to have a shot at getting admitted. Adding a few AP classes to your curriculum is a great way to show the school you’re college-ready and can also earn you college-level academic credits.


FRESHMAN ADMISSION CLASS REQUIREMENTS AT ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY

Subject

Years

English

4

Science

2

Social Studies

2

Mathematics

3

Foreign Language

2

WHAT DOES THE AVERAGE APPLICANT LOOK LIKE?

ACT Score

25

SAT Score

1100

GPA

3.5

HOW ELSE SHOULD I PREPARE?

High School AP Classes

Recommended

AP Credit

Accepted

Teacher References

Not Required

Advanced Placement credit at Illinois State University

Taking AP classes is a great way to place out of an introductory level course at Illinois State University, which can save you money and even shorten the time it takes to complete your degree. The school awards academic credit based on your Advanced Placement exam score. Most classes require a score of 3 or higher, with increased semester hours awarded for higher scores. 

The following AP classes offered at eAchieve Academy are accepted for academic credit at Illinois State University with a passing score on the corresponding AP exam:

For more details on AP class credit at Illinois State University, see the school's web page outlining their policy on AP credit and placement.

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