Transferring to another school
- Which associate degrees are intended for transfer?
- How can I be sure my MCC courses transfer to my four-year school?
- Meet with an advisor! Transfer planning is a detailed process, and you're responsible for knowing specific requirements of the four-year school you are considering. Meeting with an advisor can help you prepare for a seamless transfer.
- Transfer and Course Equivalency Guides provide recommended courses for specific majors at your transfer institution and course-to-course equivalencies.
- MCC develops partnership agreements with four-year schools to help MCC graduates move smoothly to the baccalaureate level. These partnerships provide for special opportunities ranging from program-to-program articulation agreements to guaranteed admission agreements.
- The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide agreement between over 100 Illinois colleges and universities designed to help students transfer credit.
Transferology® is a statewide initiative designed to facilitate transfer within Illinois using the nationally available tool, Transferology. Within Transferology, you can find out how courses transfer between institutions, how courses satisfy degree requirements and the different majors institutions offer.
Watch a quick tutorial on How to use Transferology®. (scroll down to view videos)
- How can I learn more about four-year schools?
- What if I know what I want to major in but I don't know where I want to transfer?
Read some sample academic plans for students who have decided on a baccalaureate major but are undecided about a baccalaureate transfer school
- What is reverse transfer?
Reverse transfer allows a former Illinois community college student who completed at least 15 credit hours of coursework at the community college and is now attending an Illinois state university to apply for an associate degree using requisite courses earned at the university. Through reverse transfer, the student has the potential to ‘transfer back’ university courses that count toward an associate degree and earn that associate degree even while they are in progress to completing the baccalaureate degree.
A student may request a reverse transfer of credit from the state university to the community college previously attended by selecting the opt-in at enrollment or at any time thereafter while enrolled at the state university.
In the event that the student has earned credit hours at more than one Illinois community college or Illinois state university, the student shall:
- Identify the community colleges and state universities at which any credit hours have been earned
- Authorize release of his or her transcript information from the community colleges and state universities to the community college identified for the purpose of earning an associate degree through a reverse transfer of credit.