Your programs at Illinois State University

There are various ways to begin your studies at Illinois State University, including direct entry for students who meet the specified degree program entry requirements, and specialist pathways for those who need to boost their academic or English language skills. With 160+ bachelor’s degrees and 90+ master's degrees, flexible study programs and multiple start dates throughout the year, we will help you find the path that’s right for you. You choose your path to success with flexible learning options available on campus or online. To learn more, click here.


Direct Entry

If you already meet the university's academic and English language requirements, you may be eligible to apply directly to an undergraduate or graduate degree.

International Year One

International Year One allows you to begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry. You’ll receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year and graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students. Depending on your English language scores, you’ll enter International Year One through a customized program that lasts one or more semesters.

Graduate Pathway

Our Graduate Pathway program will give you the academic foundation and essential language skills to successfully move on to your master’s degree. You’ll receive the highest level of support throughout your program, including personalized academic advising.

Academic English

The Academic English Program creates opportunities for international students to develop the academic, critical thinking, and linguistic skills necessary to succeed in a US university.

For more information contact our friendly advisers