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Admission Standards

To be admitted to the School of Journalism, applicants must meet the following requirements:

Beginning freshmen must meet the University’s regular admission requirements.

Transfer students who have completed fewer than 26 semester hours must meet the requirements for beginning freshmen and have earned an overall collegiate grade point average of at least 2.00 (4.0 scale). Transfer students who have completed more than 26 semester hours must have earned an overall collegiate grade point average of at least 2.00.

Students currently enrolled or who were previously enrolled at SIU in another major must meet the same requirements as transfer students. If they have completed more than 26 semester hours they must have an overall grade point average of at least 2.00.

Students with fewer than 26 semester hours must meet beginning freshman requirements as well as have a grade point of at least 2.00. Grade point average is calculated for purposes of admission to the School of Journalism by using all grades earned at SIU and other collegiate institutions. This includes repeated courses.

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