Illinois State accepts a maximum of:
- 70 semester hours from a two-year institution
- 90 semester hours from a four-year institution, OR
- combined total of 90 hours from two-year and four-year institutions
We also accept military credit.
If you earn an Associate of Arts (A.A.) or an Associate of Science (A.S.) degree from a regionally accredited community college, you will transfer to Illinois State with junior standing and may have all your general education requirements met. Please see A.S. degree information on the Transfer Requirements page.
Course Transfer Resources
Our Transfer Guides show you how specific courses transfer to Illinois State from your Illinois community college.
iTransfer helps students transferring between colleges and universities in Illinois with general education coursework, known as the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).
Transferology is a nationwide, online evaluation tool to help you find course equivalencies at participating institutions (throughout the U.S.).
- Illinois State University operates on a semester calendar, so hours taken at an institution following a quarter or other calendar will be converted to semester hours.
- Transfer credit is evaluated and placed according to the course numbering system from the transfer institution.
- Credit from a community college is not recognized as senior college level credit.
- Transfer students begin with a new GPA because only credit hours transfer; grades are not transferable.
- 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. Read more about Illinois State's reverse transfer process.