School of Communication
Fell Hall 434
Campus Box 4480
Normal, Il 61790-4650
Welcome to the School of Communication.
Thank you for your interest in declaring a major or minor in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. This web page is a guide for current ISU students who wish to change or declare their major or minor. Please follow the steps below to complete the application process.
Meetings are held periodically to help students learn more about the School of Communication offerings and application process. Attendance at one Information Session during the application period in which you apply is required for consideration of becoming a major or minor in the School of Communication. All information sessions will last approximately 50 minutes and are held in Fell Hall, room 446.
Spring 2017 Information Session dates include:
The details for this essay will be explained in an information session.
Choose your desired program/sequence and complete all sections of the online application form. Follow these steps to apply online:
1. Log into My Illinois State.
2. Select the "Academics" tab.
3. Find the section titled "Apply to My Program" and select the appropriate option.
4. Follow the directions to apply.
Students who are currently a declared major in the School of Communication looking to switch their major to another SoC major need to complete our Request for an Internal Major Transfer document and bring it to Fell Hall 450. Internal Major Transfer requests are reviewed on a monthly basis.
Spring Application Period: September 1 - October 1
Fall Application Period: February 1 - March 1
Applications are reviewed by a committee of Communication faculty members in each area. The Faculty Selection Committee base their decisions upon the following criteria:
Selection decisions will be made approximately three weeks after the deadline. Please do not expect a response prior to this three week period. A response will be sent to each student through his/her ISU email account.
If admitted, you should schedule an appointment with your designated advisor here.
Applying to the School of Communication is a highly competitive process. It is important to note that simply meeting the minimum requirements and going through the application steps does not guarantee you will be admitted to the School.
As a result, it is important to have a back-up plan in mind. Students should meet with their current advisor prior to applying to the School of Communication and have an alternate plan ready.
Students who are denied admittance to the School should contact their previous advisor or an advisor in University College to discuss their options.
Please Note: Faculty decisions are final and cannot be reversed. Once the selection responses are sent, the School has filled all of its seats and cannot accept any more students.