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International Year One in General - Mass Media - Media Management, Promotion, and Sales-B.A., Pre-Bachelor

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 6 months
University rank #1139 (BCR) Normal, IL, United States
An INTO Illinois State University International Year One in General - Mass Media - Media Management, Promotion, and Sales-B.A. will prepare you to enter your next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Illinois State University.
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After Graduation

Upon successful completion of the INTO Illinois State University International Year One in General - Mass Media - Media Management, Promotion, and Sales-B.A.  program and meeting university requirements for undergraduate admission, you may enter your next semester of study at Illinois State University. This transition from an INTO program to a university degree program is called progression.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 6 months
    • Duration description

      1 - 3 Semesters

  • Credits
    15 - 30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Course features

  • Begin earning credits toward your degree even if you don’t meet the academic and English requirements for direct entry.
  • Receive additional support to move you successfully through your first year at a US university.
  • Graduate in the same amount of time as domestic students.
  • Smaller class sizes allow you to spend more time with your teachers.
  • Develop the knowledge and skills for your degree through your chosen pathway.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.25

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.25 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Academic requirements: High School Diploma. 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
  • Age requirements: 17 years and above
English language requirements: 
  • 1-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 79, IELTS 6.5, PTEA 53, IELA 176, Password 7, or Duolingo 70.
  • 2-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Password 6, Completion of Academic English Level 4, or Duolingo 50.
  • 3-Semester Pathway: TOEFL 50, IELTS 5.0, PTEA 41, IELA 154, Password 5, or Duolingo 45.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16120 USD per year and a duration of 6 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Tuition can be up to $36,450 depending on the start date and / or programme option.

Living costs for Normal

  • 1100 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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