There is a variety of opportunities to enhance student's college experience through the College of Arts and Sciences. A wide assortment of scholarships are available, both for incoming and current students. Involvement in College committees presents possibilities for leadership and participation within the College.
With Career Enhancement Competencies, you can opt to take General Education and elective classes in a purposeful way, one that will better prepare you for careers in Administrative and Corporate Communication, Human Resources Management, International Affairs, Public Policy Analysis, or Technical Communication.
Language Proficiency Assessments
In order to ensure fairness to any and all students who seek accreditation of their language skills for academic credit, ISU will accept certification through an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) given by experts at LTI (Language Testing International), an organization affiliated with ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). ACTFL has developed assessment tools based on decades of research in world language acquisition. LTI provides certification for schools, universities, and other organizations for a growing list of over 100 languages.
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For more information about how the OPI score transfers as credit to ISU and to learn how to sign up for the OPI, go to the LAN website. You will also find information on proficiency exams for academic credit and self-placement exams for courses offered. For languages offered at ISU, you do not need to utilize the services of LTI. Note that students who complete their first language course at ISU at the 112 level or higher with a C or better can earn up to eight hours of CAP credit for free. Language Proficiency Assessment FAQs
Final Course Grade Challenge Forms
The Final Course Grade Challenge Policy and Procedure is available at:
Step 1) The Initial Appeal to the Department/School is available on this site.
Step 2) Also available at this site is the Appeal to the Provost, which can only be made if the Appeal to the Department/School is not satisfactorily concluded.