Special Admission Requirements


Areas of study in the School of Art that have special admission requirements:

Art Education

The School of Art limits the number of students admitted to the major in art (B.S.Ed), track 1, teacher certification. Students must have a minimum 2.75 GPA in all NIU and transfer courses to enroll in art education courses and must have a minimum of 2.50 GPA in all NIU courses to obtain teacher certification.

Visual Communication Area of Study

All applicants must be admitted to the university and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 on a 4.00 scale, including transfer courses. In addition, prior to taking ARTD 201, students must have completed the following courses with a minimum GPA of 2.50.

  • ART 100, Drawing Foundation I (3)
  • ART 102, 2-D Foundation (3)

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