The Illinois State University Academic Senate approved a policy that requires all students be enrolled in a major by 75 earned hours. If you will have completed 75 earned hours and are not enrolled in a major, this policy applies to you.
Illinois State wants to help students make progress towards graduation; gaining admission to a major is a critical step towards degree completion. Thus, upon earning 75 hours, Illinois State is now requiring that students either have a major or have on file a University Approved Plan to gain admission into a major.
All students will be sent warnings as they approach the 75 hour mark. Additionally, students not in a major by 75 hours will be notified about the formal appeal process. Students not in a major must complete the appeal in order to remain a student at Illinois State and receive financial aid. The appeal process will require students to answer several questions outlining their plan for gaining admission to a major.
The online workshops provide assistance and answer questions regarding the appeal process.
University College can also assist students with explaining the appeal process, determining major options, and making progress toward a degree. Please contact University College Academic Advisement at (309) 438-7604 as soon as possible to speak with an academic advisor who can help.
To appeal, students must have an intended major. If a student does not have an intended major, he/she needs to immediately begin the process of selecting a major. Visit the Majors website for assistance.
To submit an appeal, students should log in to My.IllinoisState.edu. Appeal information will be in the 75-Hour Appeal link in the Academics section of My.IllinoisState.edu.
Students will be notified of the Appeal Committee's decision by My.IllinoisState.edu and U.S. mail. If a student's petition is denied, registration for the next semester will be purged and a block will be placed on the student's record for any future registration.
If a student’s appeal is denied, registration for the next semester will be purged and a block will be placed on future registration. The student may not re-enroll at Illinois State for at least one semester. After one semester, the student has the option to apply for readmission to the University.
April 22 - 75 Hour Appeal form available on My.IllinoisState.edu.
May 3 - 75 Hour Appeals due