Thank you for your interest in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department at Illinois State University.The minimum GPA for admission into FND is 3.00 for Dietetics; 2.50 for Food and Nutrition Management.
A student may enter the DPD program a freshman, transfer student or as a change of major (internal transfer) at Illinois State University. The current general admission requirements for incoming freshman and external transfer students are available on the Admissions website .Admission to the dietetics option is highly competitive. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission into the program. Admission decisions are based not only on the cumulative GPA of the applicant, but on the quality of the overall pool of applications, and the number of seats available in the department for students. Students will receive a decision letter regarding their application either before or during advanced registration.
If you are a prospective student, not currently enrolled at any college or university, and you are interested in the Family and Consumer Sciences major at ISU, there are lots of ways for you to learn more about ISU, our program, and how to apply.
If you wish to meet with someone in the Family and Consumer Sciences Department, please come to campus on an ISU open house day, and consider staying for the FCS Academic Presentation event that takes place from 1:00 - 2:00 PM on open house days.
The FCS Academic Advising office will represent the department at ISU open houses, and faculty members from the Family and Consumer Sciences Department will be available to answer questions from prospective students and their families at each FCS Academic Presentation event.
If you are a current Illinois State University student interested in changing your major to FCS, you can do so through My Illinois State. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.50 to be eligible to apply to the FCS major.
Internal transfer applications are accepted from January 1 – February 21 and April 1 - May 21 for Fall semester and August 1 – September 21 for Spring semester..
Students will be notified about their applications before the start of advanced registration.
A large number of our current students are transfer students from other institutions. Students transferring from 2-year institutions are strongly encouraged to complete a baccalaureate-oriented associated degree (A.A. or A.S.) from a public community college or the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum, commonly referred to as IAI.
Please visit University College for detailed information concerning the Transfer Days Orientation Program.