Admission Process | Automotive Technology | SIU

Southern Illinois University



College of Applied Sciences and Arts

large group of automotive students

Admission Process

  1. Apply to the University by creating a Log In ID (Take note of your ID and Pin). 
    1. For Fall admission you should apply no later than the end of December (by October to be eligible for some scholarships) and no later than the end of August for Spring admission.
    2. Make sure to send in an official copy of all your transcripts.
    3. Fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  2. Once you are admitted to the University you will be placed in the Automotive applicant pool.
    1. You will then be considered for admission under the Automotive enrollment criteria.  
  3. If you are admitted into the program, you will receive a letter from the Automotive Technology Department stating such and detailing your next steps. (Remember if you are not admitted into the first tier, you still have an opportunity to be admitted in the following tiers.)
    1. Call/email to confirm your acceptance.
    2. Set up an advisement appointment (618) 453-4024.
  4. Do the following prior to your Advisement appointment:
    1. Find the Program of Study and have it in front of you at the time of your advisement appointment. 
    2. Log into Saluki-net. Click on New user, create account and follow the directions.
  5. Read, Registration Process, to help you with the mechanics of registering for classes. 
  6. Sign up for New Student Orientation
    1. If you have less than 26 hours of college work, you are required to sign up for New Student Orientation.  
    2. There are special days for Transfer students.
  7. Arrange your Housing.
    1. Freshmen, you will need to sign up for a room in the residence hall.
    2. The Automotive Living and Learning Community is where most first and second year automotive students live.
  8. Buy tools
    1. You are required to have your tools the first day of technical classes. Here is the tool list and the companies that provide the package deals.

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to call or email the department Chair Michael Behrmann , 618 453-4024.