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Transfer Credits and Policies

Illinois Tech Values Transfer Students!

Proper transfer planning is crucial and can save you time, effort and financial aid resources. It is important to be sure you are not only taking “transferable” courses, but also those courses that will directly apply to your intended transfer major.

We can help! The Illinois Tech Transfer Team wants to work with you to help prepare for a smooth transfer process without loss of credit. Please feel free to contact us, or set an appointment to meet with one of our Transfer Counselors to go over your program, course equivalencies and scholarship opportunities. Appointments and campus tours are available Monday through Friday, and we even stay open late until 7 pm on select Thursdays during our scheduled “Transfer Connection” days approximately twice a month throughout the year.

Transfer Credits and Policies

Our goal is to help you transfer without loss of credit and on an efficient timeline!

Illinois Tech has published transfer credit guides for many Illinois community colleges. Simply search for your school, then scroll down to select your intended transfer major. If you do see your school, we recommend that you view the guides available for the City Colleges of Chicago as an example of the kinds of courses that typically transfer in for your intended major.

Please Note: We do not require the completion of an associate’s degree, nor do we require the completion of all the courses listed on the credit guide before transfer. These guides exist to help students avoid taking courses that are not needed for their major. If you take classes that are not required for your major, these courses may fit into a free elective if these are available for your program, or they may not transfer in at all. So please be sure you connect with us, or your current community college transfer advisor, before you enroll in courses that do not appear on the transfer guide, since it is likely that these courses are not needed for your intended major.

If you still have a couple of semesters to go before you plan to transfer, please consider joining our FastForward to Illinois Tech transfer planning program. Otherwise, if you are ready for transfer, please check out these additional transfer resources below and let's get the conversation started today!

Transfer Resources

School Not Listed?

Illinois Tech has published Transfer Credit Guides for area community colleges. If you are coming from an out of state school, or your Illinois school is not listed, then we recommend several options to help determine course equivalencies:

  • You can use the City Colleges of Chicago Transfer Guide as an example to identify the types of courses that typically transfer into your intended major at Illinois Tech. The course names and codes will likely be different for your school, however, either your current school’s Transfer Advisor, or an Illinois Tech Transfer Counselor, can help identify the equivalent course(s) available at your current institution.

  • Use Transferology! This is a nationwide online transfer planning resource students can use to identify equivalent courses. Simply create a free account, then start adding your courses and search for Illinois Tech. Your current school’s Transfer Advisor also has access to the Transferology Lab Account, where he or she can look up multiple equivalencies at once. Try Transferology yourself, or ask your school’s advisor for assistance before accidentally taking the wrong courses for your transfer major.

Ask us! We are happy to be a resource! Feel free to connect with us now, or if you are in the greater Chicago area, stop by our table next time we are visiting your school. See when we will be at your school HERE.

Learn more about transfer credits and the transfer process below