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IST On-campus Program

Significant computer resources are available to students in the program for instructional purposes and for completion of assignments. Graduates of this program will meet the continuing needs of business and industry for personnel to use computer systems technologies within organizations utilizing end-user information systems. They will be able to supervise the planning and implementation of information systems in work/office environments, and to deal with people, procedures and equipment resources of companies in this country or abroad.

The Capstone option is available to qualified students entering these programs. More information about The Capstone option can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.


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.

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.

For more information, check out our Admission Requirement page. 


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.

For more information, check out our Admission Requirement page. 

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