Advising in the COT
All incoming freshmen contact the University College at 812-237-2300 or use the appointment scheduler at https://advisorscheduler.indstate.edu/uc/login.php
Starting in Fall 2020, all undergraduate students that have transitioned from University College will be assigned to Karen Dakic as a primary academic advisor (except BSE students who will be assigned directly to the department).
After one year with a professional advisor in the College of Technology, the student is then transitioned to an advisor in the major department. The faculty advisor can provide information concerning professional development, career paths, internships or co-ops, and other issues related to your professional growth.
For more academic advising resources visit https://www.indstate.edu/academic-affairs/faculty-resources/academic-advising.
Transfer Students in the COT
The University accepts credit from regionally accredited college and universities within the United States, and from selected schools located outside the United States. Credit also may be granted for military training and experience.
For more information about ISU’s transfer process and procedures, please visit Transfer Central.
Please use the Transfer Equivalency Search Tool to plan how transfer work will apply to requirements at Indiana State.
Incoming transfer credit will not be posted to MySAM unless the student has confirmed intention to attend ISU with the Office of Admissions or unless you have signed up for Transfer Student Orientation
On-campus transfer students will automatically be assigned an advisor from their major department, after transfer student orientation.
Distance Students in the COT
Distance students are advised for the first two semesters by Extended Learning advisors. After the 10th day of the students' second semester (summer not included), the student will be assigned an advisory from their major department. For more information, please visit Indiana State Online
Engineering Technology Management
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Adult & Career Education
Lean Six Sigma Certificate
Post-Secondary Facilitator Certificate
Construction Management (A-M)
Construction Management (N-Z)
Human Resource Development
Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising
Associate Degrees Waivers
If the student has earned an Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.), or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree, they will be granted a waiver that applies to several of ISU’s Foundational Studies/General Education requirements.
ISU offers two distinct waivers: one awarded to students who have earned an A.A. or an A.S. degree, and another awarded to students who have earned an A.A.S. degree. Associate degrees with titles other than these will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
The courses waived in each of these cases, as well as the courses waived for General Education Core Transfers, can be viewed in the table below.
|FS Requirement||A.A. or A.S.||A.A.S.||STGEC|
|Health and Wellness||✔||✔|
|Science and Laboratory||✔||✔||✔|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences||✔||✔||✔|
|Fine and Performing Arts||✔||✔|
|Global Perspectives and Cultural Diversity||✔||✔|
|Ethics and Social Responsibility||✔|
|Upper-Division Integrative Elective #1|
|Upper-Division Integrative Elective #2||✔|
Continuing students, in good standing, who have completed at least 60 hours are not required to use a PIN in order to register for classes.
All students new to ISU and continuing students who have completed fewer than 60 hours require a PIN in order to register for classes. An advising appointment is required for all students needing a PIN number.
Online Registration Procedure
MySAM is a suite of tools that includes a degree audit, a semester-by-semester plan of study, advising notes, and more! It is designed to provide both students and advisors with an easy to understand, clearly defined pathway toward degree completion. It consists of four parts: Plans (semester plans), Worksheets (official graduation requirements-degree audit), Notes, and GPA Calculator. For additional information on MySam, please visit the Office of Registration and Records.
Add/Change Major or Minor
For changes and additions to majors and minors, consult your academic advisor. Requests can be submitted in MyISU by opening the Student Self Service badge and clicking on the Change of Degree Plan Request link.
Instructions for using the Change of Major web form.
For more information on changing your major or minor.