International Year One in Computer Science



An INTO Illinois State University International Year One in Computer Science will prepare the student to enter their next semester of a bachelor’s degree program at Illinois State University.

Key information

  • A Pathway program provides academic, language and cultural support in order to succeed at a US university.
  • Students will benefit from fully integrated classes with both domestic and other international students on campus while learning from highly trained university instructors and tutors.

Fast facts

Class duration

16-17 hours per week


This leads to a bachelor's degree program at Illinois State University.

Why Illinois State University?

  • Our Computer Science program is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET.
  • Our program focuses on a blend of strong theoretical foundations with hands-on experience, preparing graduates to work in a variety of companies or continue on to graduate school.
  • Students can choose from one- to three-semester Pathway programs.
  • Students are fully admitted to Illinois State provided successful completion of conditional admission criteria at the end of the Pathway and submission of all required admission credentials.
Start Dates August January
Program length 2 Semesters

Entry requirements

Age requirement


Academic requirements

High School Diploma. 2.25 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

English language entry requirements

2 Semesters: TOEFL 60, IELTS 5.5, PTEA 44, IELA 162, Password 6, Completion of Acadmeic English Level 4, Duolingo 90, or TOEFL Essentials 6.5.

Dates & fees

August 2022 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 15 August 2022 - Fri 9 December 2022
Mon 2 January 2023 - Fri 5 May 2023


January 2023 start
(2 Semesters)

Mon 9 January 2023 - Fri 5 May 2023
Wed 10 May 2023 - Fri 4 August 2023


Degree program components

120 credit hour program+
33 credit hours apply from Pathway
87 credit hours remaining toward degree

Semester 1

Course title

Credit hours

MATH 145

Calculus I

4 Credits


Major or General Education Course

3 Credits

IDS 105

Reading for Academic Purposes

3 Credits

IT 168

Structured Problem Solving Using the Computer

4 Credits

IDS 103

Writing for Academic Purposes

3 Credits

Semester 2

Course title

Credit hours

IDS 131

Advanced Academic Skills

3 Credits

IDS 130

Advanced Writing for Academic Purposes

3 Credits

MATH 146

Calculus II

4 Credits

ANT 185

Cultures of the World

3 Credits

IT 179

Introduction to Data Structures

3 Credits


 =  Placement option available
 =  Study abroad option available

Degree subject

Final level %

English level %

Additional requirements

Computer Science - General Computer Science-B.S.

2.5 GPA, No grade below C

No grade below C.

No I or W grades