Illinois State participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to facilitate transfer from one Illinois institution to another. Visit iTransfer.org for more information on the general education package.
Other Colleges and Universities
If you are taking courses at a four year college or an out-of-state college and want to know how it will transfer, visit Transferology.com. If you are a current student with questions about transfer credits, please send an email to TransferRegistrar@IllinoisState.edu along with the following:
First and last name
Transfer school name
Course abbreviation, number, and title
Specific major/minor/graduation/general education requirement you are attempting to complete
Additional Forms of Credit
Credit can also be applied from a variety of exams and programs.
Military Credit: View the criteria for having your military credit transfer to Illinois State.
State Seal of Biliteracy: Illinois State University accepts the State Seal of Biliteracy as equivalent to LAN 111 in languages offered at the University. If the seal is granted in a language not offered at ISU, four credit hours of lower division foreign language will be awarded. Students must request course credit for their seal within three academic years after graduating from high school.
Reverse Transfer Process
Illinois State University participates in the State of Illinois Reverse Transfer of Credit initiative which helps students who have enrolled at an Illinois community college to complete an associate degree. When a current Illinois State student meets the requirements outlined below, the Office of the University Registrar will contact the student to inform them about reverse transfer.
Transferred to Illinois State University from, or previously attended, an Illinois community college;
Earned at least 15 credit hours of transferrable course work completed at an Illinois community college; and
Earned a cumulative total of at least 60 credit hours for transferrable course work successfully completed at Illinois State University or any previously attended postsecondary institution. The 60 hours could include credit from one or more schools, both in-state and out-of- state, and/or from AP, CLEP, IB or the Seal of Biliteracy.
In the fall and spring semesters, the Registrar’s Office will identify and inform qualifying current students of the reverse transfer option; students can choose to opt in or opt out. If they opt in, students indicate their Illinois Community College of choice and provide a signature releasing their academic record and/or transcript to that college. Illinois State University will send an official record to the school of choice. The community college will determine if they have met the AA/AS degree requirement.