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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I contact an advisor?

Call your major department and schedule an advisement appointment as soon as possible**. When speaking with the department, indicate you are making an appointment for one of the Transfer Day Program dates.  An advisor will be assigned to you when you call to schedule your appointment.

**If you will have less than 24 semester hours completed by the time you begin classes at Illinois State, or you are an undeclared student, pre-nursing major, or unclassified student, you will be advised by the University College Academic Advisement Center (309) 438-7604.

** If you are a student with 24 or more hours and have declared a major, please call your major department to schedule your appointment.

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What if my address or major has changed?

If you need to change your address or major, please contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 366-2478.  If you are planning on changing your major, please do so before scheduling an academic advisement appointment.  Once  a major change is verified by the Office of Admissions, please contact the appropriate advisor to schedule your appointment.

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What do I need to know before I come to campus?

It is recommended that you allow sufficient time to park your car, check in, and attend an Academic Information Session prior to your advisement appointment.  Please be sure to bring photo identification, such as a driver’s license, as most services at Illinois State University require some form of photo identification.

All new transfer students will be assessed a nonrefundable charge of $40 to cover costs associated with the Transfer Day Program and academic course registration. This fee will appear on your first tuition and fees bill and includes parking, continental breakfast, lunch voucher for the student, among many other services.

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Do I need to take a math placement assessment?

If you have a transferable prerequiste math course with a grade of "C" or better, you may not be required to take ISU's placement assesment, ALEKS. If you plan to register for a math course at ISU and have not previously completed a math course, you may need to take the ISU placement assessment. Your advisor will discuss ISU's math requirements with you during your advisement appointment.

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Can I take the math placement assessment before my Transfer Day appointment?

Yes, we encourage you to take the assesment at least one week before your scheduled advisement appointment. More information about the ALEKS assessment can be found at

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