How do I attend BHC while attending another college?

Reading and following all steps below will smooth your entry to Black Hawk College. Please attempt the steps below before seeking further assistance. For help, email an Advisor at Provide all relevant information in your communication with us.

We look forward to having you with us this semester!

STEP 1. Apply to attend BHC at

For Program of Study on the application, choose *NDS – TRANSFER
After two business days log into your myBlackHawk student portal and email:

STEP 2. Course descriptions and pre-requisite requirements

See the current BHC catalog at
For course transferability, use MyCreditsTransfer and Transferology.

MyCreditsTransfer is designed to facilitate transfer within Illinois using the nationally available tool, Transferology. Find the courses that transfer between institutions, degree requirements your courses satisfy and different majors that institutions offer.

Your home institution has the final say about accepting courses for transfer. Before registering, discuss your plans with your home institution.

STEP 3. Determine course availability

STEP 4. Satisfy course pre-requisites before you register

A BHC Advisor will ask you to document that you’ve met any pre-requisite by providing unofficial transcripts of completed course work. An advisor may also request to see your placement and/or ACT test scores.

Email a BHC advisor at

  • Your email should include the BHC course (i.e. PSYC 101); your first name, middle initial and last name; your birthdate and a contact phone number.
  • Make a .pdf copy of your transcript and attach it to an email to the Advising Center at Do not send us a link to your transcript. In most cases we cannot open them due to password protection.
  • The transcript must clearly include your name; the college name; course numbers, names and credits; attendance dates; final grades and cumulative GPA.
  • An advisor will review your transcript and respond to you by email or phone. If you’ve met the prerequisite, the advisor will enter an override on your account so you can register.

STEP 5. Final details

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