Students graduating from high school in May 1989 and later and transfer students with less than 14 college credits who are seeking a degree at ISU are required to submit the following documents to the Office of Admissions:
1. Application for Admission
2. Application Fee ($20, non-refundable)
3. Official ACT/SAT Test Scores. (Students making application for the fall semester should take one of these exams early in their senior year and have the scores sent to ISU directly from the appropriate testing service. Scores must be received prior to enrollment.) Students 21 years or older are exempt from taking the ACT/SAT test.
4. Seven semester high school transcript. (Students making application for the fall semester should have a copy of their seven semester high school transcript showing grades from 9th grade through the first semester of the 12th grade and a copy of their scheduled last semesters classes sent to the Office of Admissions in January.)
5. Final, official high school transcript (eight semester) listing all classes completed, grades and graduation date should be sent directly from the high school records office to the Office of Admissions, immediately following the students graduation from high school.
Subject Applicable H.S. Cr. Select from these Area Grad. Yrs. Req. Subject Areas English 1989 and 8 cr. Composition & Literature later Math 1989, 1990 4 cr. Algebra I & Geometry OR Algebra I & Algebra II. Other courses may be selected from: Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry. 1991 6 cr. Algebra I & Geometry and another course requiring Algebra I as a prerequisite. Other courses may be selected from: Algebra II, Analytic Geometry, Calculus, Statistics, Trigonometry. Two years of math credits must be taken in the 10th, 11th or 12th grades. 1992 6 cr. Same as above, and courses NOT identified by traditional titles; i.e., Algebra I or Geometry may be used as long as they contain all of the critical components (higher math functions) prescribed by the State Department of Education Secondary School Course of Study Guide. Social 1989 and 5 cr. American Government Sciences later (state & local), Geography, U.S. History, World History. Other courses may be selected from Economics (Consumer Economics if it includes components as recommended by the State Department of Education), Psychology, Sociology. Natural 1989, 1990 4 cr. Anatomy, Biology, Chem- Sciences istry, Earth Science, Geology, Physiology, Physics, Physical Science, Zoology (must have laboratory science experience in at least two credits).* 1991 6 cr. Same as above. 1992 6 cr. Same as above. In addition, vocational science courses jointly approved by the State Department of Education and the State Division of Vocational Education (maximum of two credits).*Note: A laboratory science course is defined as one in which at least one class period each week is devoted to providing students the opportunity to manipulate equipment, materials or specimens; to develop skills in observation and analysis; and discover, demonstrate, illustrate, or test scientific principles or concepts.
Fine Arts/ 1989, 1990 4 cr. Literature, History, Foreign 1991 Philosophy, Foreign Languages/ Language, and related study Humanities of two or more of the (Foreign Language traditional humanities Strongly Recomnd.) disciplines. History courses beyond those required for graduation may be counted toward this requirement. Studio performing classes in Art, Dance, Music (to include components as recommended by State Department of Education; i.e., theory, performance, history, & appreciation evaluation). No more than two credits of studio/performing arts may be counted toward this requirement. Practical arts courses will not be counted toward this requirement. Practical arts are defined as vocational, pre-vocational, or consumer homemaking programs approved by the State Board of Education. Humanities/ 1992 2 cr. Literature, History, Foreign Philosophy, Fine Arts and Languages interdisciplinary (Foreign humanities (related Language study of two or more of the Strongly traditional humanities Recommended) disciplines). These courses should emphasize history, appreciation, theory, analysis and/or critique. History courses beyond those required for state high school graduation may be counted. Speech 1989,90,91 1 cr. Speech and Debate Other 1992 3 cr. Speech or debate (no more College than one credit). Preparation Studio/performing arts (art, dance, drama, and music). Foreign languages (Beyond any foreign language credit applied in the Humanities/ Foreign Language category). State Division of Vocational Education-approved classes (no more than two credits in this category) in Agricultural Science and Technology, Business and Office Education, Health Occupations Education, Consumer Homemaking Education, Occupational Home Economics, Industrial Technology Education, Marketing and Multi-Occupations Education, and Trade, Industrial and Technical Education.Students meeting requirements for regular admission may be admitted to one of two levels under this category according to the students predicted ISU grade point average (GPA) which is based on a weighted combination of core subject high school grade point average and ACT Composite Score or SAT (Verbal + Math) total score.
Students will be admitted to Level 2 if their predicted first semester ISU grade point average is 2.00 or higher. Students entering at this level are not restricted in number of credit hours or selection of courses. They are required to take English and mathematics placement tests, and meet with an academic advisor in their chosen major prior to registration.
Students will be admitted to Level 1 if their predicted first semester ISU grade point average is less than 2.00.
Level 1 students may not enroll for more than 13 credits per semester. They will meet with an assigned academic advisor who will help them plan a schedule of classes that meets their needs and utilizes support services that will help them to be successful. They may not register for courses until 1) they have taken mathematics and English placement tests, and 2) course schedules are approved by their assigned academic advisor. Students whose placement test scores indicate deficiencies in mathematics or English must enroll for the appropriate courses in these areas during their first or second semesters. Students admitted at Level 1 who complete at least four college level courses (remedial classes do not count), a minimum of 12 credit hours, and have a college grade point average of 2.00 or better at ISU or another post-secondary institution will be allowed to register as Level 2 students in subsequent semesters.
1. Student is a high school graduate. Student may be admitted provisionally by meeting requirements as a level 2 student based on either:
a. Grades in high school core subjects completed that predict a 2.00 GPA at ISU, or
b. A weighted combination of grades in high school core subjects completed and ACT Composite Score or SAT (Math + Verbal) Total Score that predict a 2.00 GPA at ISU.
NOTE: Students not meeting requirements under item #1 still may be considered for provisional admission by petitioning the admissions committee.
2. Students who have completed the GED (General Education Development Test) certificate with successful scores after May 1989 and have a predicted college GPA of 2.0 based on ACT/SAT scores. Successful GED scores are defined as an average of 45 on all tests, with no score lower than 35. GED students who are 21 at the time of their first enrollment are exempt from taking the ACT/SAT.
GED students who are younger than 18 years old must submit a petition to the Admissions Committee to be given consideration for admission to the university.
NOTE: Students not meeting requirements under item #2 still may be considered for provisional admission by petitioning the admissions committee.
3. Students not meeting the minimum requirements under items 1 and 2 may deserve consideration for provisional admission because of special circumstances, e.g., disadvantaged and minority status, delayed entry, returning veteran, or talented student wishing to enter college early. Students must submit a petition to the Admissions Committee explaining why they feel they can be successful at ISU even though they were unable to meet university admission requirements. Letters of support from counselors, teachers, etc., on the students behalf are encouraged.
Provisional admissions is not a probationary status. Students provisionally accepted are not restricted from being considered for scholarships and have the rights and privileges granted all students.
Students with provisional standing may change to regular admission status upon satisfactory completion of 14 baccalaureate level credits, 12 of which must be in four different subject areas of the general education requirements at ISU. Regular admissions status must be attained within three semesters or the student will be dismissed subject to institutional committee appeal procedures and retention/probation/dismissal policies.