Southern Illinois University—​Carbondale

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Application (Fall 2014)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) June 2
Application deadline (international students) June 2
Notification of admissions (as submitted by school) On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Same admissions standards are used for all online programs No
Denies enrollment to some qualified applicants Yes
Admits applicants living abroad Yes
SOC Member Yes
Offers DANTES course(s) for applied credit No

Admissions & Enrollment

Applicants 80
Accepted 59
New entrants 58
Acceptance rate 74%
Average undergraduate GPA 3.24
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 100%
Average GMAT score 585
Entrants providing GMAT scores 7%
Average GRE score breakdown 154 verbal
148 quantitative
4.0 analytical writing
Entrants providing GRE scores 2%
Students with prior work experience 100%
Average months work experience of new entrants 182


Application essay required Yes
Standardized test requirement GRE or GMAT
Letters of recommendation 3
Letters of recommendation from professional contacts 3
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required Paper 550, internet 80

Admission Factors

Academic factors
Undergraduate institution Important
Class rank Important
Undergraduate GPA Important
Undergraduate field of study Not Considered
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized test scores Very Important
Non-academic factors
Application essay Very Important
Interview Not Considered
Work experience Important
Character/personal qualities Important
First-generation college student Not Considered
Alumni/alumnae relations Not Considered
Geographical residence Not Considered
Applicant's interest level Very Important

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Dr. Suzanne Altobello
Admissions phone (618) 453-3030
Admissions email
Admissions website

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