How to Transfer

There’s more than one way to transfer, and that’s good news for you! Choose the transfer approach that fits you best. As you decide where to transfer, we can help you investigate majors, admission requirements and more.

EARN AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE

Complete an associate degree and arrive at your transfer school prepared for junior-level coursework. Benefit from course equivalency agreements Black Hawk College has negotiated with four-year colleges and universities. We can help you select courses that meet the general education and freshman/sophomore-level courses for your major at your transfer school.

> Transfer Guides and Agreements

> Sample Transfer Plans

If you are a few courses short of your associate degree before you transferred from BHC, please see the Reverse Transfer section below.


COMPLETE THE IAI GENERAL EDUCATION CORE CURRICULUM

If you don’t plan to remain at Black Hawk College long enough to complete an associate degree, consider completing the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum (IAI GECC). The IAI GECC is a set 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. Several out-of-state institutions also accept the IAI GECC as meeting their general education requirements.

IAI Resources

> IAI GECC / BHC Courses Worksheet (PDF)

> IAI Participating Institutions

> About the IAI

> Why Transfer in Illinois?


 TAKE SELECTED COURSES REQUIRED BY YOUR TRANSFER SCHOOL

Regardless of how long you plan to attend Black Hawk College, your best approach may be to select courses equivalent to major and general education courses at your transfer college or university. This is useful when you have a specialized major, choose a non-IAI participating school, or plan to transfer beyond Illinois. Be sure to collaborate carefully with your BHC advisor and an advisor in your major department at your transfer school.

> Course Equivalencies and Transferology

> Transfer Guides and Agreements (choose the “Transfer Planning” tab)


TRANSFERRING TO BHC?

Black Hawk College welcomes students from other colleges and universities. Our advisors help you with admission, registration and transcript review.


REVERSE TRANSFER

Were you a few courses short of completing your associate degree before you transferred from BHC?  No need for regrets.  You can still graduate* by transferring courses back to BHC, or taking BHC courses while enrolled at your transfer school.  You invested a lot in your freshman and sophomore courses and that deserves to be recognized!  Also, having your associate degree in hand will feel great if finishing your bachelor’s degree is delayed for some reason.

Contact a BHC advisor to coordinate a reverse transfer plan.

*At least 24 credits must be earned with BHC courses.