Admissions Requirements

Degree Program Program Type Dept Application Materials and Admission Criteria Prerequisite Course Requirements Department ADM Review Dept Conditional Admits Dept Appeal Process
English BA On campus No additional admission requirements beyond the general UIS criteria N/A N/A N/A N/A
English BA Online Additional Application Materials:

*An application letter that addresses why the student wants to major in English at UIS, why online degree completion is preferred, and any context that may explain a circumstance that might warrant a waiver of GPA or course requirements.

*Access to the Internet

*Computer skills and systems needed to study online (See Online Learning Resources for Students at

*Minimum of 30 successfully completed hours at the lower- division (preference granted to those applicants with 60 hours or an associate’s degree).

*Cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

*Completion of two English Composition courses with a grade of C or better.

*Completion of one writing or rhetoric or grammar course (in addition to Composition I and II)with a grade of C or better.

*Completion of two literature courses (historical surveys preferred) with a grade of C or better.

Yes Yes Contact department chair.