Your courses at Illinois State University

There are various ways to begin your studies at Illinois State University, including direct entry for students who meet the specified degree program entry requirements, and specialist pathways for those who need to boost their academic or English language skills. With 160+ bachelor’s degrees and 90+ master's degrees, flexible study programs and multiple start dates throughout the year, we will help you find the path that’s right for you.


Direct Entry

Direct Entry is the standard university admission route to apply directly to a degree program.

International Year One

International Year One is a supportive program that allows students to earn credits towards their degree while providing additional academic, cultural and language support customized for international students.

Academic English

Our Academic English program prepares you for your university degree by improving your English language skills and providing the tools needed to succeed at a US university. Learn from our qualified faculty with academic and professional experiences inside and outside of the classroom. Better yet, you will have the chance to practice your English during your everyday life with native English speakers. Throughout your program, you will receive customized support for international student success.