Essential advising-related information for declared FCS students is contained on the FCS Academic Advising Reggie Net. Access the information via My Illinois State .
FCS Academic Advising advises all undergraduate students with a minimum of 24 credit hours earned and declared FCS majors.
If you have under 24 hours completed or you are classified as an undeclared student, you are assigned an advisor in the University College Academic Advisement Center .
Lauren Nelson, Academic Advisor
Declared FCS majors with 24 or more earned hours whose last names begin with A - F
Prospective FCS Students
Clint Smith, Academic Advisor
Declared FCS majors with 24 or more earned hours whose last names begin with G - Z
Thank you for your interest in a Family and Consumer Sciences major! Face to Face with FCS are informational program sessions hosted by FCS Student Ambassadors during the academic year. These sessions are a great way to learn more about one of our specifc programs and are open to any prospective high school student, transfer student, or current ISU student interested in changing their major. As of right now, there are no upcoming sessions. Please check back at the beginning of the Fall 2021 semester if interested in attending.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an individual meeting over the summer term, please email Lauren Nelson.
If you are currently an Illinois State University student and are interested in transferring into one of the program options in our department, log into My Illinois State, click on the "Apply to My Program" link, and complete the online application.
Students are encouraged to continue to have contact with their FCS Academic Advisor each semester, prior to their registration day and time. Advisors assist with plans of study which detail when students intent to take all courses needed to meet graduation requirements.
First-semester sophomores are encouraged to arrange a meeting with the FCS Academic Advisor as soon as possible to discuss a plan of study.
Internal and external transfer students are encouraged to meet during their first semester in the department to draft a plan of study for graduation.
Seniors are strongly encouraged to meet with or e-mail the FCS Academic Advisor regarding their last semester, prior to the start of registration, to confirm they are on target for their anticipated graduation date.
All students in FCS are required to complete a professional practice experience or a semester of student teaching (for those in our teacher education program).
You can learn more about FCS 398/Professional Practice/Internship by following the steps below:
Students do have the opportunity to earn credit for FCS 198, which is an internship class for FCS underclassmen that do not yet meet the requirements for FCS 398. FCS 198 requires 160 hours of work over the semester for 3 credit hours.
Students may apply for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link on My Illinois State. This is a degree requirement.