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Thank you for your interest in declaring a major or minor in the School of Communication at Illinois State University. This is a guide for current ISU undergraduate students who wish to change or declare their major or minor in Communication.

Students with a 2.5 cumulative GPA or above will be automatically accepted into the Communication major or minor of their choice. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed weekly.

If your cumulative GPA is below a 2.5, you are still welcome to apply. You will be given the opportunity to submit a personal statement with your application asking you to reflect on this prompt:

In 250-300 words, explain the reason you would like to change your major/minor to Communication. Your personal statement should reflect formal writing and address the following topics:

For students applying with a cumulative GPA below a 2.5, relevant coursework will also be taken into consideration before a decision is made (this includes coursework in COM, ENG, and other social sciences and humanities-based classes). 

For all applicants, admission decisions will be communicated via campus email.

Submit Your Application

After you’ve decided which major/minor will be best for you, login to My Illinois State and complete all sections of the online application form:

  1. Select the “Academics” tab
  2. Locate the section titled “Apply to My Program” and select the appropriate option
  3. Follow the directions and click apply

Not sure which major/minor is right for you? 

Contact Elizabeth Chupp, Director of Academic Advising at or schedule an appointment here