Transfer Credits

Illinois College accepts transfer credits from accredited institutions of higher education for coursework equivalent to coursework offered at Illinois College. In general undergraduate academic coursework with a grade of C- or better is transferrable to Illinois College while vocational and graduate course work is not because Illinois College does not offer work in these areas. Application of the coursework within each major is determined by that academic program. The grades earned on transfer work do not count toward the grade point average of at Illinois College. The Registrar’s office can evaluate transfer credits and provide an assessment of what will transfer and how it will apply toward an Illinois College degree. Some additional rules apply to transfer work taken by students after enrollment at Illinois College, most notably a limit on the number of transfer courses taken under non-traditional methods of delivery after enrolling at IC.

Guidelines for transferring credits:

  • No more than 66 hours of transfer work from two-year colleges or equivalent institutions may be counted toward an Illinois College degree
  • Students must earn at least 36 semester hours of academic credit at Illinois College, with 24 of the last 30 completed in residence
  • For the purpose of determining satisfactory academic progress, each 15 hours of transfer or other non-institutional credits counts as one full-time semester.
  • Illinois College accepts credits earned by dual-enrollment, provided the credits are presented on the transcript of an accredited institution of higher education.
    • Additional resources and tools are available on Transferology, a free, nation-wide network designed to help students explore their college transfer options. Visit the link to find out how your classes will transfer to Illinois College. 
  • Illinois College also accepts Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, CLEP and other work based on testing, based on its evaluation of the test scores. In no case does Illinois College allow double-dipping (e.g., credit for both the AP test results and a dual credit high school course in the same area would not be allowed). Illinois College also accepts military education credits which meet the same equivalence standards as other transfer work.