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Illinois College works to serve MacMurray students with special transfer benefits


Following the announcement that MacMurray College will close at the end of the spring semester, Illinois College President Barbara A. Farley expressed her sadness at the news and IC’s dedication to serving MacMurray students.

“The closure of MacMurray is a great loss for the entire community. Since the 1800s, MacMurray College and Illinois College have been pillars of higher education in Jacksonville,” Farley said. “Our hearts are heavy. Illinois College will support Jacksonville and the MacMurray College community in the days ahead.”

Farley announced that Illinois College is working with MacMurray College to benefit transfer students at any credit level. Transfer options have been developed to maximize the number of transferable credits, ease the transition and financial burden for students and ensure they graduate on time.   

Farley further expressed her hope that MacMurray students feel welcome at Illinois College. She said that IC will work directly with MacMurray to simplify the transfer process, making it easy for students to continue their education in Jacksonville. 

All MacMurray students in good academic and social standing will be accepted to Illinois College and have their current MacMurray institutional scholarships and grants matched by IC. Students may also be eligible to receive the same state or federal aid through the FAFSA.

Farley added that admission counselors will be available to answer any questions and work one-on-one with MacMurray students. Although IC staff and faculty are working remotely to reduce the impact of COVID-19, the admission team is ready to answer questions and help students make a smooth transition. Contact Associate Director of Admission Rick Bystry at or leave a voicemail at 217.245.3029 and calls will be returned within one business day.  

IC will host virtual MacMurray College transfer days on March 28-29. Students will be able to ask questions directly to IC admission counselors and be directed to virtual tours and other resources to learn more about IC. More information about Illinois College transfer benefits for MacMurray students and how to apply is available at

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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