Transferring Credit

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.

Watch Transfer Guides Video

iTransfer helps students transferring between colleges and universities in Illinois with general education coursework, known as the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI).

Watch iTransfer Video

Transferology is a nationwide, online evaluation tool to help you find course equivalencies at participating institutions (throughout the U.S.).

Watch Transferology Video

Additional Information

  • 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.