Transfer Tips

  1. College transfer requirements vary from school-to-school and change regularly.

  2. College program/major requirements also vary, even public, state schools often have different course prerequisites for the same major. This is why it is important to research your major and transfer school to help aid in planning courses.

  3. College major/program requirements often differ from admissions requirements. For example, your transfer school may require a 2.0 GPA for general admittance but your desired major may require a 3.0. Maintain consistent contact with your academic advisor to stay current on requirements.

  4. Why complete your degree at ECC? You are likely eligible for scholarship money from your transfer school for completing an Associate Degree.

  5. You are not required to earn an AA/AS degree to transfer. However, if you transfer without completing an associate degree, your credits are likely to be reviewed individually (as opposed to the Associate Degree transferring as a package).

  6. Many colleges accept the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) as satisfying general education requirements. If you do not plan to receive an AA degree, you may be required to take specific courses to satisfy the general education requirements of the transfer college.

  7. The policy for transferring "D" grades varies from college to college. Most public colleges will accept a "D" if it is not a part of the major requirements; certain private colleges will not accept a "D" grade. It is best to discuss with your transfer school or see your academic advisor for assistance.

  8. To ensure a smooth transfer, please work closely with both an ECC academic advisor and the transfer college admissions to ensure all transfer prerequisites are met.

  9. Many public and private schools have Admissions Representatives on campus at ECC throughout the semester. Monitor the calendar (link) and learn about multiple transfer schools without leaving ECC’s campus.

  10. Attend College Night in the fall and PICU in the spring. On College Night, ECC hosts more than 140 colleges and universities from throughout the country. On PICU, representatives from over 25 Illinois private schools will be on campus ready to answer questions about their school and programs.

  11. Attend Transfer and Career Development Workshops held throughout the semester.