Select one of the three approaches listed below for successful transfer.
Approach 1 – Earn an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree at Black Hawk College (64 hours)
If you earn the Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree, you can benefit from compact and course equivalency agreements which have been negotiated with four-year colleges and universities. Select courses that meet the general education and freshman/sophomore level courses for your major at your transfer school. If you need assistance selecting these courses, help is available.
Approach 2 – Complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core (IAI GECC) before transferring (30-41 hours)
If you don’t plan to remain at BHC long enough to complete the AA or AS degree, consider completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum. The IAI GECC is a core of general education courses that meet the lower division general education requirements at more than 100 public and private two-year and four-year colleges and universities in Illinois. By completing the IAI GECC you will meet lower division general education requirements when you transfer to an IAI participating college or university.
30 Hour Rule
If you transfer a minimum of 30 semester hours of credit from BHC to a four year college or university that is an IAI participant, you have the option of completing the IAI GECC at the transfer school.
A list of Black Hawk College IAI general education and major courses for specific transfer schools may be accessed at the IAI website.
Approach 3 – Select courses at Black Hawk College that meet the general education and major requirements at your transfer college or university
Regardless of how long you plan to attend BHC, your best approach to transfer may be to select courses that are equivalent to major and general education courses at your transfer college or university. This approach is most frequently used by students in certain specialized majors or those transferring to an out-of-state school. If you select this approach, you will need to collaborate carefully with your BHC advisor, as well as an advisor in your major department at your transfer school.
Last updated 10/3/2014