University and college partnerships make transferring easy

If you've worked with a counselor to plan the details of your degree path, you should be able to transfer your Waubonsee credits just about anywhere. However, we have entered into specific agreements and partnerships with certain four-year schools and programs to make it even easier for our graduates to move on and earn a bachelor's degree.

Transfer Partnership Agreements

  • Arizona State University's Guaranteed Program for Admission helps students stay focused on earning their undergraduate degrees while planning for a smooth transfer to ASU.  ASU accepts the completed IAI general education core curriculum as satisfying the ASU lower-division general studies requirements.
     
  • Chamberlain College of Nursing accepts graduates with the Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing. They may be awarded up to 77 proficiency credit hours through the Chamberlain University Articulation Plan. This includes 37 liberal arts and sciences credits and 40 nursing credits.
     
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology accepts the AA or AS, as well as the AAS in Human Services, from Waubonsee Community College as fulfilling admission requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Psychology completion program.
     
  • Chicago State University’s College of Pharmacy Academic Program Articulation Agreement allows for students to matriculate directly into the program after successful completion of 60 successful prerequisite hours that are required for admission and completion of the Associate's Degree requirements at Waubonsee. CSU-COP will guarantee admission for 5 students yearly from Waubonsee, who meet the following requirements. To encourage matriculation, scholarship funds for the top three admitted students will be guaranteed.
     
  • Columbia College Chicago's Guaranteed Transfer Admission Agreement guarantees admission to more than 40 Bachelor of Arts degree programs at Columbia. Also, students who participate in the program will receive a scholarship for their first year of enrollment based on the cumulative grade point average on all transferable courses at Waubonsee.
     
  • Columbia College-Missouri accepts Waubonsee's AA, AS, and AES as satisfying all of their general education requirements. CC-M offers bachelor's degrees at their campus location at Elgin Community College, as well as online. Degrees are offered in business administration, criminal justice administration, interdisciplinary studies, and psychology.
     
  • DePaul University
    • DePaul Admission Partnership Program - You can transfer up to 66 semester hours to DePaul University and must transfer within three years for degree requirements to remain the same. Students are encouraged to complete an associate degree.
    • 2+2 Program Plan for Associate of Applied Science in Computer Software Development to the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Standard and Web Development Concentrations)
       
  • DeVry University accepts all AAS degrees, regardless of technical or applied content, as a block of credit into DeVry's Bachelor of Science in technical management (BSTM) program. The degree is offered entirely online.
     
  • Eastern Illinois University
    • accepts the AA, AS, AAS, or AGS degree for their Bachelor of General Studies BA, as well as allows for any student who has completed a transferable associate degree at WCC with at least a 2.0 GPA to be admitted to EIU at the junior level.
    • offers the Panther Pledge offers community college students guaranteed admission to Eastern Illinois University to complete their bachelor’s degree.
       
  • Elmhurst University's Guaranteed Admission Agreement offers Waubonsee students admission to the college upon completion of all general education and admission coursework and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Elmhurst also offers Dual Enrollment to complete a bachelor’s degree after earning the associate degree at Waubonsee. Per this agreement, students can take one to two Elmhurst courses a year at Waubonsee tuition prices. Both agreements state that upon completion of the associate degree at Waubonsee, students will be accepted at junior status to Elmhurst College. Students who achieve a transferable GPA of 3.5 or higher will be invited to apply to the Honors Program at Elmhurst as well. Students are eligible to transfer into more than 50 undergraduate degree programs at Elmhurst College.
     
  • Franklin University offers 35 Bachelor's, 17 Masters, and 4 Doctoral Degrees. Transfer students with an associate degree will have junior standing. Students may transfer additional credit (up to 94 semester hours). Learn more about Franklin University's Community College Partnerships. Franklin offers a Guaranteed Transfer Scholarship of $2,000 to students graduating with an Associate degree from Waubonsee. 
     
  • Governors State University Dual Degree Program - To qualify for the DDP, you must be a full-time Waubonsee student who has completed 12-45 credit hours and is in good academic standing. Students must complete their associate degree in five or fewer semesters (plus summers) and plan to pursue a bachelor's degree immediately after graduating from Waubonsee Community College.
     
  • Illinois State University's Redbird Promise offers Illinois community college students guaranteed admission to Illinois State University to complete their Bachelor’s degree. Students must meet all of the requirements outlined to guarantee their admission to Illinois State University. Sign up for the Redbird Promise today and get peace of mind knowing that you have secured your spot.
     
  • Indiana Wesleyan University's College of Adult and Professional Studies and School of Nursing allows for Waubonsee students to transfer with a seamless admission into one of the baccalaureate degree completion programs, provided admission criteria is met.
     
  • Judson University allows students to transfer 88 hours of completed coursework for those entering a Bachelor of Arts degree program in the Center for Adult Professional Studies program. Students transferring to Judson University who have completed the Associate in Arts or the Associate in Science will have satisfied all Judson University general education requirements.
     
  • Monmouth College Guaranteed Admissions Agreement - The goal of this agreement is to provide a clear transfer pathway for Waubonsee students seeking a degree at Monmouth College. To be eligible, students must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA at Waubonsee and have completed at least 24 transferable semester hours here. Students who complete the AA, AS or AFA degree will be accepted at junior standing. Students applying under this agreement are eligible for Monmouth scholarships, including the Dean’s Scholarship, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship, and fine arts and special interest scholarships.  In addition, students may qualify for the Wallace Founders Scholarship, a prestigious scholarship for students with a 3.2+ cumulative GPA.
     
  • National-Louis University's Direct to Success program is designed to assist Waubonsee transfer students with finding an affordable, career-focused way to continue their education!
     
  • North Central College
    • Guaranteed Admission Agreement creates a clear pathway for Waubonsee students to transfer. Students must complete an Associate in Arts or an Associate of Science with a GPA of 2.5 or higher, and submit the Guaranteed Admission Agreement Participation Form
    • Global Articulation Agreement, a shared vision between NCC and Waubonsee to create a more seamless transfer process by: encouraging cross-institutional collaboration among administrators, faculty, and staff; coordinating transfer policies and streamlining equivalencies between the two institutions; facilitating the transferability of coursework; enhancing advising in ways that optimize students’ educational experiences; orchestrating a smooth and efficient transition; removing unnecessary curricular and operational barriers to the recruitment, enrollment, and progression towards graduation; fostering student engagement and success; and providing an affordable pathway to complete the bachelor’s degree in a combined total of 4 years when following the academic plan of study.
       
  • Northern Illinois University agreements and transfer guides
    • Guaranteed Admissions Program - The goal of the Guaranteed Admission Program (GAP) is to create a seamless and transparent admission process for transfer students intending to complete their baccalaureate degree at Northern Illinois University.  The Guaranteed Admission Program allows you the opportunity to be simultaneously admitted to both Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee. As part of the Guaranteed Admission Program, you're eligible to transfer into more than sixty (60) undergraduate degree programs at Northern Illinois University. Admission to Northern Illinois University does not guarantee admission into “Limited Admission” programs.
    • Elementary Education with ESL/Bilingual Emphasis Program at NIU
    • EMT - Parademic
    • Fire Science
    • Health Information Technology
    • Human Services
    • Interpreter Training
    • Kinesiology - transfer guide
    • Nursing - provides an efficient pathway for students admitted to Waubonsee's AAS in nursing program to pursue direct admission into NIU's RN to BSN program.
    • Physical Education - transfer guide
    • Reverse Transfer - NIU students who transferred from Waubonsee without associate degrees are able to earn a two-year degree using credit from NIU courses.
       
  • Olivet Nazarene recognizes that if a student satisfactorily completes the AA or AS degree, he/she will receive full recognition toward the completion of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Students will have met all general education requirements for graduation from Olivet, except for two upper-division religion courses.
     
  • Roosevelt University - The Dual Degree Program (DDP) with Waubonsee Community College is an innovative pathway for students to earn an associate degree at Waubonsee and a bachelor's degree at Roosevelt.
     
  • School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) has a pathway with Waubonsee for students pursuing the Associate in Fine Arts (AFA) degree who are interested in completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. 
     
  • Southern Illinois University Carbondale
    • has program agreements in place for students completing Associate in Applied Science degrees for Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Automation Technology, Automotive Technology, Automation Technology Computer-Aided Design, and Drafting: Design, Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic, and Fire Science Technology. Students completing these degrees, if having met the admission requirements for SIU Carbondale, will be considered for acceptance into related Bachelor of Science programs at SIU Carbondale. Information can be found here: https://articulation.siu.edu/ and by visiting Waubonsee's Academic and Career Advising.
    • offers the Saluki Transfer Pathways program for students who plan to attend a community college first and then transfer to SIU Carbondale for a specific major.  The program is intended to help students prepare for their transfer to SIU well in advance of the matriculation date and take some of the stress out of the transfer process.
    • Saluki Step Ahead Online Program allows students to apply to SIU up to two years in advance into one of their eligible online degree completion programs. These programs include Accounting, Business & Administration, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Health Care Management, Psychology, and Radiologic Sciences. Admitted Saluki Step Ahead students would receive an 8-semester pathway, outlining the courses needed to complete these programs (these guides are created by a collaboration of SIU and the community college after opting in). Upon transferring to SIU, students receive a $4,000 per year scholarship ($8,000 total savings) towards their online tuition and fees.
       
  • Southern Illinois University Edwardsville has a Business Administration Pathway Program is for students to be able to obtain a bachelor's degree by attending WCC and then attending SIUE. Upon completion of the curricula requirements agreed upon by both parties, students will qualify for an Associate of Science Degree from WCC and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration with the appropriate specialization from SIUE.
     
  • Strayer University has entered into an articulation agreement which states that if a WCC student satisfactorily completes any related associate degree (including the Associate of Applied Science in Automotive Technology (AAS-AUT)) and has a 2.0 cumulative GPA are guaranteed admission to Strayer. All courses required to complete the specific related associate’s degree program will be transferred into the bachelor’s program in their entirety, including “C” and “D” grades, allowing the student to complete a related degree program at SU after approximately two years of continuous, full-time study.
     
  • University of Illinois at Chicago'
    • Nursing - the Dual Admissions Pathway allows you to earn an Associate Degree in Nursing at Waubonsee while also enrolling in UIC Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program courses. For more information on the program, see the UIC Dual Admissions Pathway Flyer and College of Nursing Transfer Guide.
    • Transfer Admission Guarantee program offers guaranteed admission into UIC for Waubonsee students. Students who actively participate in the TAG Program will receive counseling and benefits that exceed those of a regular transfer student. Best of all, you can rest assured that once you complete your studies at your community college you will have a place at UIC.
       
  • University of Iowa has entered into an articulation agreement with the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB). The agreement allows students who have completed the Associate in Arts degree and who have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on all graded arts and sciences courses acceptable for transfer to be admitted to the UI College of Liberal Arts and Sciences but not into other colleges or every liberal arts and sciences major. Beginning in Fall 2022, the Illinois Community College Opportunity Scholarship will be awarded to students who transfer to the University of Iowa within one year of earning their Associate of Art or Associate of Science degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. This scholarship is available to students who have attended only a community college in the state of Illinois and no other four-year institutions or community colleges outside of Illinois. The award is $7,500 a year for up to two years, or until a student receives their bachelor's degree (whichever comes first). Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment at the University of Iowa (fall and spring semesters), a minimum 2.0 cumulative UI GPA, and continue to pay nonresident tuition to continue receiving this award. 
     
  • University of St. Francis allows students with an Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing to transfer to the four-year university. Students are then able to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN) as well as receive reduced tuition rates for general education courses.
     
  • University of Wisconsin-Platteville accepts the Associate in Arts and Science degrees, ensuring that all students wishing to transfer to UW-Platteville will have met all university general education requirements.
     
  • Western Governors University offers graduates and staff a five percent tuition discount for up to four academic terms. Graduates of Waubonsee are also able to apply for the WGU Community College Partner Scholarship, valued up to $2,000. For more information, click here.
     
  • Western Illinois University
    • Music Business - follow the Associate in Arts degree program outlined here