For the Future Transfer Student
The transfer process can be complicated and confusing if you don’t know where to start. I want to provide you guidance on our transfer process and the important resources available to help you successfully transfer to Illinois.
One of the most important tools that transfer students need to utilize is our Transfer Handbook. This handbook outlines the course and GPA requirements for all of the majors on our campus. The required courses listed in the handbook must be completed prior to transferring to Illinois. Failure to meet the requirements in the Transfer Handbook for your chosen major can often be a reason for denial.
The course numbers listed in the Transfer Handbook are Illinois courses. To determine which courses you should take at your current institution, you can use the website Transferology. After you create an account on Transferology, it is simple step-by-step process that will show you all the courses that have been reviewed for transfer to Illinois from your institution. If a course is not listed on the website, it doesn’t mean necessarily that it is not transferable; it means that we have never reviewed that particular course for transfer. After you apply, you will be able to send us a course syllabus so that we can articulate it.
If you are attending a community college in the state of Illinois, you can also use our Articulation Guides, which lists the course requirements with the name and course number at your community college. The guide includes the course requirements for Illinois majors for any of the 48 community colleges in Illinois. You should use the guide in tandem with the Transfer Handbook.
Once it comes time apply to Illinois, you will need to provide us with the following:
- The online application: You will complete the application through your myIllini account.
- High school transcripts or proof of high school graduation: Required for all applicants, regardless of the number of credit hours. If you have more than 30 graded credit hours at the time of application, we will only use the transcript to confirm high school graduation. We will not review your grades if you are past the 30-credit-hour mark.
- All college transcripts: Send transcripts from any colleges you attended. This includes colleges at which you completed dual enrollment courses.
- ACT/SAT scores if applicable: If you have less than 30 graded credit hours, we do require you to submit test scores for review.
We will use all of the above information to conduct a holistic review to make an admission decision. We will not consider any additional documents, including letters of recommendation, interviews, or resumes. You can find more information about all aspects of the transfer process here.
If you have any questions about the above resources or application process, you can contact our office and ask to speak with an admissions counselor at (217) 333-0302. I highly encourage you to begin preparing for the transfer process as soon as possible!