Undergraduate Admission


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Any student eligible for admission to the College of Liberal Arts is eligible for admission to the Literature, Professional and Technical Writing, Creative Writing, and TESOL concentrations in English. Non-native speakers of English seeking admission to any undergraduate major program in English must meet one of the following minimum language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL: 79
  • IELTS: 6.5
  • PEARSON PTE: 58, or
  • Satisfactory completion of LEAP level 4 TOEFL substitution

Integrated Language Arts Concentration

To be admitted to the English: Integrated Language Arts Program, an undergraduate student must have a 2.7 G.P.A. which includes at least two English courses. The two English courses must also carry the same 2.7 G.P.A. 

To apply for admission to the English: Integrated Language Arts Program:

  1. Please see an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts. 
  2. The CoLA advisor will review your MAP and, upon successful completion of all the necessary requirements, direct you to your English: Integrated Language Arts advisor. 
  3. Once you are officially admitted into the program, your degree audit will reflect your major and indicate the names of your CoLA advisor, your ILA advisor (Dr. Angela Beumer Johnson), and the English department chair.
Registration for ILA Courses

To register for an entry level ILA course (ENG 3520, 3530, 3560, or 3570), you must officially be an ILA major. 

Maintaining Academic Standing in ILA

To continue in the ILA program, you must maintain a 2.7 G.P.A. throughout your undergraduate program. You also must maintain a C or better in all core English and ILA classes. Please note you must have at least a 2.7 G.P.A. for admission into the graduate program.

If you fall below these requirements, a block will be placed on your ability to register for courses. You will need to see your ILA advisor to discuss this block.