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Jump start your transfer school search by exploring the schools that Black Hawk College partners with and BHC students frequently attend.

Be sure to check out the “More to Explore” resources further down this page and Transfer Planning Tips (PDF).

Transfer school guidelines

The information on this page is for the minimum requirements for general acceptance by the transfer school. Always confirm requirements on the transfer school website and with a transfer school representative. Advisors can assist you!

Plan to apply well before a school’s application deadline to receive the fullest consideration for financial aid and scholarships.

  • Specific majors may have different admission steps as well as academic and scholarship requirements and deadlines.
  • Information presented pertains to domestic students. International students are advised to contact the transfer school’s Designated School Official and website for specific requirements.
  • Students with an undocumented status are encouraged to contact the transfer school’s admission office and view the College Advising Guide for Undocumented Students.

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Illinois transfer

Augustana College | Rock Island | IAI (receiving only)

Transfer admission and visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.5 preferred to be competitive

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: One semester (12 credit hours) following high school graduation

Application deadlines: Apply up to one year in advance.

  • Fall admission – April 1. Early-decision or early-action by Nov. 30.
  • Spring admission – Early in the prior fall term.

Transfer scholarships

Does Augustana have my major?

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Bradley University | Peoria | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.5

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24

Application deadlines: Apply up to one year in advance. Application opens July 1. Complete the application and submit all required transcripts, essays, etc. by the deadline.

  • Fall admission – Aug. 5
  • Spring admission – Jan. 5

Transfer scholarships

Does Bradley have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Chicago State University | Chicago | IAI

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24

Application deadlines: Priority deadline date guarantees your application is considered for an early decision and merit scholarship opportunities.

  • Spring 2023 admission – Priority deadline: Nov 1. Regular admission: Jan 13.
  • Summer 2023 admission – Priority deadline: May 1. Regular admission deadline: May 26.
  • Fall 2023 admission – Priority deadline: Dec 1. Regular admission deadline: Aug 18.

Transfer scholarships

Does CSU have my major?

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Columbia College Chicago | Chicago | IAI (receiving only)

Transfer admissions & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0 recommended if less than 24 transfer credits are earned

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: Apply as a transfer student if you’ve completed high school, home school, or a GED program and have earned (or will earn) college credit at a college or university before your first day at Columbia. This excludes dual enrollments (including Summer at Columbia) and/or any college or university enrollment completed during the summer immediately following high school or GED completion

Application deadlines: The 2024 application is scheduled to open on Sept. 5. Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis so it is to your advantage to complete your application as early as possible.

Transfer scholarships

Does Columbia have my major?

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Eastern Illinois University | Charleston | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visitingTours and admissions services available in Spanish.

Transfer GPA: 2.0 on ALL college-level work attempted AND from the last institution attended.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24

Application deadlines: Applications accepted up to one (1) year in advance. Can start application prior to completing the AA or AS.

Transfer scholarships

Does EIU have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Governors State University | University Park | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24

Application deadlines: Once all required application materials are submitted for the program for which you applied, allow 5-7 business days for evaluation and processing. If your program has an application deadline, the evaluation process may take longer.

Transfer scholarships

Does GSU have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Illinois State University | Normal | IAI, OL

For the Mennonite College of Nursing, visit https://nursing.illinoisstate.edu/.

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: Use the Transfer Admission Guide for minimum GPA by major. A minimum 2.4 GPA may be admitted to the university as undeclared if program prerequisites were not met or space in the major is unavailable. Students with 75 or more semester hours completed will not be admitted as undeclared.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 transferable and graded semester hours.

Application deadlines:

  • Summer – Priority deadline: Aug. 1-Jan. 15. Application deadline: May 1. Required document deadline for decision: June 1. Final document deadline for enrollment: July 15.
  • Fall – Priority deadline: Aug. 1-Jan. 15. Application deadline and required document deadline for decision: as space allows. Final document deadline for enrollment: July 15.
  • Spring – Priority deadline: April 1-Aug. 1. Application deadline: Nov. 1. Required document deadline for decision: As space allows. Final document deadline for enrollment: Jan. 8.

Priority deadline: Students who meet this deadline and are accepted can participate in advanced course registration.
After priority: Admitted as space permits on a rolling basis. Transfer applications are considered incomplete until all necessary documents, including transcripts, have been received. Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Transfer scholarships

Does ISU have my major? | Online RN to BSN

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Knox College | Galesburg | IAI (receiving only)

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA – what Knox considers

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 12

Application deadlines:

  • Fall – Apply: April 1. Decision: May 1. Enroll: June 1.
  • Fall late applicants – Apply: After April 1. Decision: Rolling. Enroll: Two (2) weeks after admission.
  • Winter – Apply: Nov. 1. Decision: Nov. 15. Enroll: Dec. 1.
  • Spring – Apply: Jan. 15. Decision: Feb. 1. Enroll: Feb. 15.

Transfer scholarships

Does Knox College have my major?

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Monmouth College | Monmouth | IAI (receiving only)

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA and minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: Each applicant is evaluated on his or her individual merits. The college seeks to develop a comprehensive understanding of each applicant’s abilities and potential, rather than make decisions on the basis of single test scores or other isolated credentials. Scholastic record, rigor of curriculum, standardized test scores (if applicable), recommendations, writing samples and personal qualities – such as motivation, goals, maturity and character – are all considered. Students who have already graduated from high school and have earned college credit after their high school graduation should apply as transfer students.

Application deadlines:

  • Spring – Jan. 1
  • Fall – Aug. 1

Transfer scholarships    

Does Monmouth College have my major?

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National Louis University | Chicago, Lisle and Wheeling | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0. Applicants with less than a 2.0 GPA may be admitted as high-potential students.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 15 quarter hours (10 semester hours) of transferable credit are considered transfer students.

Application deadlines: There are no specific deadlines.

Transfer scholarships

Does National Louis University have my major? | All NLU's undergraduate programs are also available online.

More to explore:

Northern Illinois University | Dekalb | IAI, OL
Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU) | over 50 member institutions

Visit the PICU member schools to discover their academic programs, admission requirements, locations, and opportunities for recreation and community.

  • Many PICU members also participate in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) to ease the transfer of general education and major courses.
  • Selected majors can be completed online at some institutions.
  • In addition to scholarships offered by the individual schools, the PICU organization awards transfer scholarships twice a year.
Southern Illinois University | Carbondale | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0. NEW! – As calculated by the community college grading policies.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 12 transferable semester hours or 18 quarter hours

Application deadlines: Apply up to one (1) year prior to the term you wish to attend. Check with SIUC for its financial aid deadline.

Transfer scholarships   

Does SIU-Carbondale have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Southern Illinois University | Edwardsville | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 30 semester college credits attempted after high school

Application deadlines: Four (4) weeks prior start of fall and spring terms. Two (2) weeks prior to start of summer term. View application deadlines for select majors.

Transfer scholarships   

Does SIU-Edwardsville have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences | Rock Island | OL

All general education and pre-requisite courses required for Trinity programs may be taken at BHC.

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.5-3.0 depending on program.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: Varies by program.

Application deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis with decisions made up to one year in advance of the following program start dates.

  • RN to BSN Completion – August, January & May
  • BS in Health Sciences – August, January & May
  • BS in Medical Laboratory Science – May
  • AAS in Radiography – June

Transfer scholarships

Does Trinity have my major? | Online RN to BSN

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University of Illinois | Chicago | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: Use the Transfer Guide

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24

Application deadlines: 

  • Spring 2024 – Oct. 16, 2023
  • Fall 2024 Nursing– Jan. 15, 2024
  • Fall 2024 – April 1, 2024
  • Dates vary for online programs; consult a program’s website.

Transfer scholarships

Does UIC have my major?  | Online bachelor's degree programs

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University of Illinois | Springfield | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 college credits

Application deadlines: May apply up to one (1) year in advance. Online program admission is competitive and selective. Most programs have enrollment caps and early application deadlines. Check with the program.

Transfer scholarships

Does UIS have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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University of Illinois | Urbana-Champaign | IAI, OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: In general, minimum 3.0. Students should strive for the “Admitted GPA” by major of 2.25-4.0 as shown in the Transfer Handbook. Also see Transfer GPA Guidelines of previously admitted transfer students to help assess your chance for admission. Final standards will depend on the number and qualifications of applicants to each program.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student. No minimum, though consult the Transfer Handbook for courses required prior to transfer. All transfer applicants must submit a high school transcript or GED certificate to confirm graduation; high school performance is only considered if you have fewer than 30 graded and transferable college credits.

Application deadlines: Submitting the application and all supporting materials as soon as possible may provide an advantage for programs with space limitations and many qualified applicants especially in Engineering, Business, Economics and Psychology.

Filing periods:

  • Spring 2024 – Sept. 15 - Oct. 15
  • Fall 2024 – Jan. 15 - April 5 (priority: by March 1, including all supporting materials). Application available in December.

Transfer scholarships

Does UIUC have my major? | Is my major open? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Western Illinois University | Moline and Macomb | IAI, OL

Though WIU is one university, the majors offered, required fees and housing options are different between the two campuses and for online programs.

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 transferable and graded semester hours

Application deadlines:  Apply up to one (1) year in advance of these recommended deadlines.

  • Fall – Aug. 1
  • Spring – Dec. 1

Transfer scholarships

Does WIU have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Iowa transfer

Iowa State University | Ames | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0 if associate degree completed. 2.25 if 24 semester credits completed.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 semester credits of transferable coursework, not including career technical, development/remedial or military credits.

Application deadlines: Apply up to one (1) year in advance of entry. Recommended to apply at least six (6) months prior to the desired entry term.

Transfer scholarships   

Does Iowa State have my major?  | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Palmer College of Chiropractic | Davenport

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA:

  • Bachelor of Science in General Science – 2.25
  • Doctor of Chiropractic – 2.75 if a bachelor's degree was completed. 3.0 if non-degreed. If GPA is less than 2.75, ask about the Alternative Admissions Track Plan.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student:

  • Bachelor of Science in General Science – 45 including 24 credits in life and physical sciences with half of the courses having a lab.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic – If non-degreed, 90 credits including 30 at upper division (the 30 may be completed with Palmer or another institution).

Application deadlines:

  • Bachelor of Science in General Science – Apply at least six (6) months prior to the start of the term. All application forms must be on file at least four (4) weeks prior to the start of the term.
  • Doctor of Chiropractic – Applications accepted at any time. Recommend submitting at least one (1) year prior to start term.

Transfer scholarships   

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St. Ambrose University | Davenport | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 12 semester hours

Application deadlines: Apply up to one (1) year in advance and no later than one (1) week prior to the start of a term.

Transfer scholarships

Does SAU have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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University of Iowa | Iowa City | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA and minimum college credits to apply as transfer student:

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – Minimum 2.50 GPA on at least 24 semester hours earned after high school graduation.  Minimum  2.25 GPA from all colleges attended if awarded the Associate in Arts degree from Black Hawk College.
  • See specific transfer requirements for other academic colleges within the university.

Application deadlines: For most programs (excluding some in education, nursing and business).

  • Fall – July 15
  • Spring – Dec. 1
  • Summer – May 1

Transfer scholarships

Does Iowa have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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University of Northern Iowa | Cedar Falls | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.25 transferring with under 60 credits. 2.0 if transferring with 60 or more credits.

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 25

Application deadlines: Fall and spring semesters – applications are available July 1. Apply early for best consideration of acceptance, funding and housing choice.

Transfer scholarships  

Does UNI have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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Transfer to other states

Arizona State University | Tempe, AZ (and other ASU campus locations)

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.5

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 or more transferable credits post-high school at time of application (12 with also submitting high school transcript).

Application deadlines: Dates applicable to any year of admission. Prior to the start term, you must have graduated from high school or earned a GED.

  • Spring – Nov. 1 (priority by Oct. 1)
  • Summer – Feb. 1
  • Fall – May 1 (priority by Feb. 1)

Transfer scholarships

Does ASU have my major?

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Arizona State University Online | OL

 Degree programs at ASU Online require that all courses be taken online.

Transfer admission

Transfer GPA: 2.5

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 24 or more transferable credits post-high school at time of application (12 with also submitting high school transcript).

Application deadlines: Dates applicable to any year of admission. Prior to the start term, you must meet one of the following – have graduated from high school, earned a GED, are in progress toward your associate degree, or have completed your associate degree.

  • Spring – Nov. 1 (priority by Oct. 1)
  • Summer – Feb. 1
  • Fall – May 1 (priority by Feb. 1)

Scholarships for online students

Does ASU Online have my major?

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Kansas State University | Manhattan, KS | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer scholarships

Degree pathways – How courses transfer into any given major at K-State

Purdue University | West Lafayette, IN
University of Wisconsin | Platteville, WI | OL

Transfer admission & visiting

Transfer GPA: 2.0

Minimum college credits to apply as transfer student: 12 transferable semester hours.

Application deadlines: Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis as long as space is available.

  • Fall review begins Aug. 1.
  • Spring review begins April 1.
  • Summer review begins Dec. 1.

Transfer scholarships

Does UW Platteville have my major? | Online bachelor's degree programs

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NOTE: Black Hawk College compiled this resource guide as a service to our students and is not meant to be comprehensive. Some schools may have a separate application process and deadline for scholarships. Information presented pertains to domestic students. Always confirm requirements on the transfer school website and with a transfer school representative. Guide updated August 2023.

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