There are a variety of reasons to take ISU summer classes - online or on campus. Students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours in the summer are considered full-time.
Since fall 2004, Illinois State University has frozen new students' undergraduate tuition at the same semester rate for up to four years of continuous enrollment (more for majors requiring additional coursework). After that time, a student's tuition will be subject to change, which can cost you a lot of money.
For more information about the Truth-in-Tuition Policy, visit the Student Accounts website.
Illinois State wants to help students make progress towards graduation. Admission to a major is a crucial step. After the completion of 75 credit hours, students must have declared a major or, at least, filled out and submitted an appeal form. Picking up a summer class or two may help students' progress toward acceptance into a major or meeting continuation requirements once in a major.
For more information, visit University College Academic Advisement.
Go 'Beyond Normal' with a study abroad experience! The Study Abroad Office provides Illinois State University students with the opportunity to find a unique and impactful educational experience in a location far from home. Programs offer first-hand experiences with different countries and cultures in a wide variety of academic disciplines and interests.
Expand your knowledge! We know that you have interests beyond your major; summer is the perfect time to take a few courses in an area that interests you and that can expand your career opportunities.
Many times with just a few more courses, you can complete a minor. Set yourself apart from other students graduating in your field; talk with your instructors or academic advisor about how a few additional courses, an independent study, or an internship can benefit you!