Off-Campus Transfer Courses

***Transfer grades are included in your cumulative GPA.***

  • What courses can I transfer from other institutions?

    You can receive transfer credit for any course that has been approved for transfer by the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. That office, together with the university’s colleges and departments, regularly evaluates courses offered at Illinois community colleges, as well as any work from other institutions submitted by students wishing to transfer to UIUC.

    Determining how transfer credits are applied to satisfy your graduation requirements can be complicated. Some credits may transfer as specific U of I courses, and therefore satisfy specific degree requirements. Others may transfer only as hours of credit in a general area, and therefore as open electives only. If the course credit hours differ between another institution and UIUC, you will earn the number of credit hours for the course awarded from the other institution. Work with your academic advisor to determine how your transfer credits can be applied in your program.

    Special rule for ACCY 201 & 202: Both courses must be taken at UIUC or the entire sequence must be completed off campus. You may not split the sequence between UIUC and a transfer institution. You may complete the sequence at two different transfer institutions.

  • How can I tell what course at my local college is the equivalent of a course at Illinois?

    You can see how courses at community colleges and four-year institutions across the country transfer to the University of Illinois using the Transferology™ link: http://www.transferology.com/school/illinois

    The first time you access Transferology, you will be asked to create an account.

    Pay close attention to these equivalency listings: If there are multiple courses on the left side, this means you must take all the courses shown to get transfer credit for any course (or courses) shown on the right; taking anything less than all the courses shown on the left will likely earn no credit at all at U of I. If the Illinois number isn’t specific — for example, if it reads HDFS 1–, then the transfer course will earn credit but won’t count as any specific Illinois course. Courses listed as NOTR 1–*** NON TRANSFERABLE do not transfer.

    * If you do not see the U of I in the list of schools, please use the Looking for a particular school? link to search for UIUC in the nationwide search – select Illinois as the State and then select University of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign near the bottom of the school list. Then click the View Matches button to either see your matches or to use the Request information button to reach out to us for information.

  • What if I have already taken an off-campus transfer course that needs to be articulated (not listed in Transferology)?

    You cannot use this process before you take a course, only after you have already completed a course and sent your off-campus transcript to UIUC.

    Please email your syllabus/syllabi as attachments (PDF preferred) to ouacoursearticulation@illinois.edu

    Include the following information in the body of your email message:

    Full name as it appears in Illinois records

    UIN (not netid)

    Transfer course subject and number

    Name of transfer institution

    Courses will be articulated by departmental faculty for possible Illinois equivalents. You will be notified upon completion of review.

  • How do I get my work at another institution transferred to Illinois?

    When you’ve completed the course at the other institution, ask them to send your transcript to the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions (see Parkland College’s transcript request here). Official transcripts can be sent through U.S. mail or electronically (PDF) to:

    Office of Undergraduate Admissions

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    901 West Illinois Street, Suite 103

    Urbana, IL 61801

    Currently electronic transcripts submitted through Docufile, eScrip Safe, and the Illinois Electronic Transcript Exchange (XAP) are accepted. Electronic transcripts can also be sent to etranscript@illinois.edu directly from the institution. If a transcript is received through this account from a student, it will not be considered official.

    Don’t deliver the transcript yourself — the Undergraduate Admissions office will not accept transcripts directly from students. It generally takes about three to six weeks for the credit to show on your record; you can check your DARS report or Academic History in Student Self-Service to see if the credit has posted.

  • Can I enroll at another institution while I’m taking courses at Illinois?

    Yes, but you should work closely with your Academic Advisor. In order to meet the Residency Requirement, you must complete at least 60 credits at UIUC and at least 21 of those credit must be 300/400 level advanced courses.

    If, for example, you want to take a course at Parkland College during a fall term when you’re also taking courses at Illinois, obtain a Concurrent Enrollment form online, then take it to Parkland to complete the registration process.

  • Concurrent Enrollment at Parkland College

    You can receive transfer credit for any course that has been approved for transfer by the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions. That office, together with the university’s colleges and departments, regularly evaluates courses offered at Illinois community colleges, as well as any work from other institutions submitted by students wishing to transfer to UIUC.

    Illinois students who want to take courses at Parkland College during the summer, fall or spring terms must download, carefully read, and fill out the appropriate Concurrent Enrollment form.

    For U.S. resident students: click here

    For international students: click here

    Important note: Students using Financial Aid must complete the Student Financial Aid Concurrent Enrollment Agreement.

    You’ll also need to apply to Parkland as a non-degree seeking student before you will be able to register for courses.

    Once you have completed the courses, you will need to request a transcript be sent from Parkland to UIUC in order for the courses to be included in your UIUC student record.