Admission | Electronic Systems Technologies | ISAT | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

Admission requirement

Now that you’ve seen what big things are within reach at ISAT, it’s time to apply. We’ll walk you through the process whether you’re applying as a high school studenttransfer student or international student. Maybe you’re applying as a special case: a veteran, a non-degree student or a former Saluki returning after some time off.

Please Note: All applicants are encouraged to apply for admission and submit supporting documents one year in advance of the semester in which they intend to enroll.  SIU Carbondale has a preferred application deadline of May 1 for freshman applicants. Any applications received after May 1 will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Freshman students wishing to apply for the Summer or Fall 2018 semesters are encouraged to apply for admission and submit supporting documents immediately.

Admission requirement for 

EST Online Program

EST Off-Campus Program 

Admission requirement for Online Program

EST has a select group of online classes, providing place-bound students the opportunity to take EST courses via web-based instruction. Registration in online courses is restricted to EST majors who are unable to attend the program on the Carbondale campus. For additional information regarding the online program, go to the Office of Extended Campus.


  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA on Southern Illinois University's 4.0 scale for all prior post-secondary course work.
  • Satisfactory completion of prerequisite courses.
  • Ownership of or ready and frequent access to computer hardware and software that meets minimum specifications is required.
  • Additional software may be required for specific courses (identified upon course registration).


ISAT 229 Computing for Business Administration for IST 336
ISAT 224 Network Fundmentals for ISAT 335 & IST 405
ENGL 101 English Composition I (with a grade of C or better) for ISAT 366
MATH 101 or 110 for ISAT 365
SPCM 101 Introduction to Oral Communications



Students enrolled in EST web-based delivery courses are expected to have a basic knowledge of microcomputer operating systems and of various types of software. They will also be expected to have access to, as well as be able to, use the hardware and software described below. Because of the rapid rate of change in technology, it is anticipated that hardware and software requirements will be upgraded on a regular basis.

 • Are you ready to take an online course?
 • Check the Recommended Computer Hardware Specifications
 • Run a System Check (highly recommended)

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Admission requirement for Off-Campus Program

EST Military Off-campus Program

ISAT's Electronic Systems Technologies program prepares you for a career by adding to and applying the electronics skills you already have. You can earn a bachelor's degree in electronic systems technologies here:

  • California
    • Naval Air Station North Island
      Shabonne Tripp, Site Liaison
      (619) 435-6445
      Aubree Delfin, San Diego Site Coordinator
      (619) 238-4742
  • Florida
    • Naval Air Station Jacksonville
      Trisha Stalnaker, Site Liaison
      (904) 771-4258
  • Illinois
    • Naval Station Great Lakes
      Mary Griffin, Site Liaison
      (847) 689-0055
  • North Carolina
    • Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point
      Nadia Anderson, Office Support Associate
      (252) 447-1688
    • Marine Corps Air Station New River
      Maria Ashworth, Site Liaison
      (910) 449-6250

Effective Summer 2014, students may be provisionally admitted to off-campus degree programs at military sites for one semester with incomplete academic credentials. Certain academic records may be necessary to receive financial aid. For students to be released from provisional status, they must submit official transcripts from all institutions previously attended, including high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores (if the applicant is under 21 years of age) if they have earned less than 26 hours of transfer work. Working closely with their academic advisers, students must submit all required academic records and meet all University admission requirements in order to register for further course work beyond the first semester of attendance. Please work with your site liaison for any questions.

For more information, check out SIU Extended Campus and Admissions site. 

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