Transferring Credit From Waubonsee

The Waubonsee Community College Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center is committed to making your transfer process effortless. Complete your first two years at Waubonsee, and then build on that solid educational foundation at the four-year school of your choice.

Steps to Planning Your Transfer

A great first step is to meet with our professionally trained staff at the Counseling, Advising and Transfer Center. We can provide:

  • Transfer/articulation fact sheets
  • Catalogs, applications and scholarship info from many colleges
  • Access to information on more than 2,000 schools using the Internet
  • Events like College Night in October, trips to local schools and campus visits by college representatives
  • Advisors to help you plan your program of studies and make a smooth transition

First Semester

Second Semester

  • Check with your counselor
  • Consult with college representatives
  • Choose a major field of study
  • Narrow down choice of transfer school
  • Fulfill general education requirements of the transfer school
  • Learn GPA and other requirements of transfer school

Third Semester

  • Apply to chosen transfer school(s)
  • Send official Waubonsee transcript
  • Explore student housing and financial aid at transfer schools
  • Arrange for program review, then petition to graduate

Fourth Semester

  • Register early for your classes so you can complete your studies
  • Apply for financial aid and housing at transfer school
  • Graduate from Waubonsee.
  • Arrange for Waubonsee to send final official transcript to your chosen school
  • Celebrate! You're on your way to a bachelor's degree!
Transfer/Articulation Guides
Transfer Associate Degrees

Complete your first two years at Waubonsee, and then build on that solid educational foundation at the four-year school of your choice.

Articulation Compact

Waubonsee Community College participates in agreements with most state universities in Illinois that state: “A transfer student in good standing who has completed an associate degree based on baccalaureate-oriented sequences from an Illinois community college shall be considered: A) to have attained ‘junior’ standing; and B) to have met lower division general education requirements of senior institutions.” The Compact Agreement applies to general education requirements, and if, while at Waubonsee, students have not taken lower division courses included in their major field requirements, they will be required to do so by the senior institution. Also see the section on joint admission on page 230 of the college catalog.

Illinois Articulation Agreement (IAI)

Waubonsee Community College participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a major, statewide, cooperative agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to facilitate successful transfer of course credits from one participating institution to another, effective beginning summer 1998. The IAI defines a general education core curriculum, and Waubonsee’s transfer curriculum for the Associate in Arts (AA) and Associate in Science (AS) degrees conforms to it. Students who follow the prescribed curriculum can be assured that the credits satisfy general education requirements at participating Illinois colleges and universities. See the “Course Descriptions” section of this catalog for a list of Waubonsee’s IAI general education and major courses approved to date.


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