Illinois College extends benefits for Fontbonne University transfer students


Illinois College is offering a streamlined transfer process and scholarships for Fontbonne University students, with a tailored approach based on each student’s situation.

All Fontbonne students in good academic and social standing will be accepted to Illinois College.

IIllinois College has been working to develop ways to serve students affected by the announced closure of Fontbonne University. Located in St. Louis, Mo, the institution announced March 12 that it would close at the end of the summer semester in 2025.

IC is working with Fontbonne University administrators and the Higher Learning Commission to develop a teach-out partnership for Fontbonne students that will maximize the credits they can transfer and make the transition easier so they can graduate on time. Additionally, special grant funds will be offered to support Fontbonne students.

Evan Wilson '01, associate vice president of enrollment management, said Fontbonne students will have access to one-on-one counseling to customize a plan for finishing their degree at IC.

"We know that this is an important time for Fontbonne students as they consider where to continue their academic career and we want students to feel welcome at IC,” Wilson said. “We will ensure Fontbonne students who choose IC will have a smooth transfer process so they can continue their education uninterrupted and go on to do the amazing things they plan to do after graduation.”

Illinois College scholarships are renewable annually and eligibility for state and federal aid will be based on filing their FAFSA each year.

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About Illinois College

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Illinois. With an enrollment of more than 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs. In 1932, the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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