Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University Department of Economics at Illinois State University

Applying For Admission to the Major

Minimum qualifications for admission to the major in Economics:

A student currently enrolled at Illinois State University who wants to be admitted to the General Economics major must have:

  1. An ISU grade point average of 2.0 or higher based on at least 12 hours completed at Illinois State,
  2. An ISU grade point average of 2.0 in the Economics courses he/she has completed to date, and
  3. For a student under the 2006-07 or later catalog, a grade of C or better in each of the core Economics courses-ECO 105, ECO 138 (or approved substitute), MAT 121 (or MAT 145), ECO 238, ECO 240, ECO 241, ECO 300-he/she has completed.

A student currently enrolled at Illinois State University who wants to be admitted to the Managerial Economics major must have:

  1. An ISU grade point average of 2.5 or higher based on at least 12 hours completed at Illinois State,
  2. An ISU grade point average of 2.5 in the Economics courses he/she has completed to date, and
  3. A minimum C grade in all required courses and a 2.50 GPA across all required courses in the Managerial Economics sequence.
  4. A grade of C or better in any courses required in the sequence that he/she has completed to date.

Students wishing to apply for admission to the Economics major must submit their application online through My Illinois State. We no longer accept paper applications.

Students will be admitted to the Economics major from a pool of qualified applicants on the basis of individual qualifications. The number of students admitted may vary from year to year depending on program capacity and qualifications of students in the pool. The Department of Economics reserves the right to maintain a balanced enrollment.

Applications for admission to the Economics major are accepted and processed ONLY during February, May and September of each year.

Students applying for admission to the Economics major will be notified of the status of their application, via campus email, according to the following schedule:

Application Closing Date / Notification Date

February 28 / March 15
May 31 / June 15
September 30 / October 15