Graphic Design / Interactive Design / Fine & Applied Arts / Parkland College

Transferring to ISU


AFA degree students who wish to transfer to Illinois State University's graphic design program to pursue a BS, BA or BFA degree should follow these instructions to facilitate the transfer.

  1. Apply to be admitted to ISU by following the instruction at Start this process one semester before you anticipate receiving your AFA degree.
  2. Prepare a multi-page PDF of 10 to 13 projects from your portfolio (instructions).
  3. Once your PDF portfolio has been reviewed, Parkland College will submit your work on your behalf to ISU's graphic design admissions committee. You do not have to submit any other portfolio samples in any other format.
  4. You will be notified directly by ISU whether you have been accepted into their graphic design sequence. Once accepted, you will enter ISU as a junior.

ISU will review applications twice a year: on the first Tuesday in October and again the first Tuesday in March. Your materials must be submitted the Friday before the portfolio review date. For spring 2018, the submission deadline is Friday March 2.

One-on-one consultation and portfolio reviews are available by emailing Paul Young.

Last updated: 1/22/18 ■ Webmaster: Paul Young