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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 

Freshman

Transfer student

Online student


Admission requirement for Freshman

The School of Information Systems and Applied Technologies at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale admits freshman applicants who have graduated from high school. We do make exceptions for students participating in our High School Concurrent Enrollment program and for those who have earned the G.E.D.

Information regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) can be found here.

Freshman Application Deadlines

You should apply well in advance of the term you want to attend. To get your application on the priority review list, all application materials are due by December 1st. 

For more information, check out SIU Undergraduate Admission site.

Financial Aid 

Complete and submit your FAFSA form any time after January 1 for the following academic year. The priority deadline is February 15.

February 1 is the deadline for most campus-based scholarships

Private scholarships have their own timeframes.

Application Requirement

To be considered, you must submit:

  • A completed application for admission and scholarships.
  • A $40 non-refundable application fee. Fees may be waived for students who meet certain income levels. See your high school guidance counselor for details.
  • An official copy of ACT or SAT scores. These must be sent directly from the testing organization. Our school codes are 1144 for ACT and 1726 for SAT.
  • Current, official transcripts from each high school and college you’ve attended. All transcripts must be issued within the last 30 days and be contained in official sealed envelopes. A final high school transcript will be required upon graduation and completion of all high school course work.

Mail High School Transcripts to:

Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4710
1263 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Mail College Transcripts to:

Transfer Student Services
Mail Code 4725
1263 Lincoln Drive
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901

Need More Help?

For more information, check out SIU's High School Student page. 

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Admission requirement for Transfer student

To be admitted, transfer applicants must: 

  • Have 26 transferable semester hours or 39 quarter hours and a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by SIUC grading policies). If less than 26 transferable hours are acquired, you must have a 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale (as calculated by SIUC grading policies) and also meet Freshman Admission Requirements.

An additional step or screening process is required for certain programs. Requirements for direct entry into some programs exceed university admission requirements. Please be sure to read the Special Conditions section.

Students are encouraged to apply one year prior to the term they wish to attend Southern. 

To be considered for admission, transfer applicants must submit:

  • An Application for Admission and Scholarships.
  • $40 non-refundable Application Fee.
    Application fee waivers are available to students who meet certain income requirements. See your high school or community college guidance counselor for information.
  • Current official transcripts from each college attended.
    All transcripts must be in an official sealed envelope and issued within the last 30 days.

    Mail
     College Transcripts to:
    Transfer Student Services
    Mail Code 4725
    1263 Lincoln Drive
    Carbondale, IL 62901

If you have completed less than 26 semester hours or 39 quarter hours of transferable credit you must send, in addition to your official college transcripts, your ACT/SAT scores and an official high school transcript (in an official sealed envelope) that includes your class rank.

Mail High School Transcripts to:
Undergraduate Admissions
Mail Code 4710
1263 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

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Admission requirement for Online student

PREREQUISITES REQUIRED

  • A minimum of 2.5 GPA on Southern Illinois University Carbondale'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).

MINIMUM PREREQUISITE COURSES REQUIRED TO BEGIN ONLINE DELIVERY

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

Click here to determine your readiness to take an online course. If you plan to take a classroom course for SIU credit somewhere other than SIU, you are an off campus student. All Extended Campus students begin in the same place, just like all our students. (After all, you are a Saluki, no matter where you are.)       

Step one – See what we’ve got. Course and program list.

Step two – Apply for admission. Also, you might qualify for financial aid.

Step three – Register for classes.

MINIMUM TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS FOR ONLINE COURSES

Students enrolled in IST 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)


IMPORTANT LINKS

For more information, check out SIU Extended Campus site. 

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