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High School Seniors
Pending graduation from a state-recognized high school, applicants to Western Illinois University who meet the following criteria are eligible for regular admission under the Dual Enrollment Program:
- Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale and
- ACT composite score is 20 (SAT - 940)
The higher your grade point average, the lower your ACT/SAT test score can be and vice-versa. These are minimum requirements and do not guarantee admission to Western Illinois University. Please consult an admissions counselor for questions regarding your individual situation.
High School Curriculum Requirements
Freshman entering WIU are to have completed the following high school course work prior to entering the University:
- English: 4 years of courses, with emphasis on written and oral communication and literature
- Social Studies: 3 years of courses, emphasizing history and government
- Mathematics: 3 years of courses, introductory through advanced algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or fundamentals of computer programming
- Science: 3 years of courses, laboratory sciences which include biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, or other college preparatory sciences
- Other: 2 years of electives to be selected from art, film, foreign language, music, speech, theatre, journalism, religion, philosophy, and vocational education
If a student has not completed the course-specific requirements, the University will evaluate those students on a case-by-case basis for evidence of the mastery of skills in the area(s) of the deficiency.