What can I do to improve my chances of getting a transfer scholarship?

Complete the scholarship application by the deadline. Earning excellent grades will also improve your chances of earning a scholarship. Many schools have transfer scholarships that are automatically awarded based on your grade point average. The higher your grades, the more money you are eligible to receive. Also, students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa […]

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After I apply to my transfer school for admission, is there anything else I need to do?

After you apply to your transfer school you should pay the application fee and send any supporting documents required such as your high school transcript and all college transcripts. You should also complete financial aid and scholarship applications, as well as make arrangements for housing if you will be living away from home.

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Will I have to submit my high school grades to my transfer school?

Your high school transcript is usually required; however, most colleges and universities will determine your eligibility for admission based on your college record once you have earned a specified number of semester hours. The number of semester hours required to be admitted based on your college record varies from school to school but usually ranges […]

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When should I apply to my transfer school for admission?

Apply up to one year in advance of the term you plan to transfer. If you plan to transfer next fall, you may apply as soon as the current fall term. Most colleges and universities have application deadlines by which applications and all supporting documents such as transcripts must be submitted. The deadlines are often […]

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Are there a maximum number of hours that I can transfer?

Most colleges and universities will allow you to transfer at least 60-64 hours. Some schools have no limit on the number of hours that may be transferred but still require that a minimum number of hours (usually 60 or more) be earned at the four-year college or university where you will earn your bachelor’s degree.

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I know what my transfer major will be, but haven’t decided where to transfer. Which courses should I take?

Please see the Sample Transfer Plans and discuss your goals with a BHC advisor.  Since major requirements vary from one transfer school to another, you should follow the recommendations for your transfer school as soon as you know which one you will attend.

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How can I tell if my courses will transfer?

You can use the transfer course equivalencies to find out if a course will transfer to 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. If you don’t see your transfer school listed, contact the registrar at your transfer school or contact the Black Hawk College Articulation/Transfer Coordinator for assistance.

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What is the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)?

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide agreement of core general education courses that are transferable among more than 100 participating colleges and universities in Illinois. AA degree: If you complete the Associate in Arts degree at Black Hawk College, you will also complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum. The IAI […]

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Are the requirements for the AA and AS degrees different?

Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, there are differences between the Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS) degrees. The AS degree has additional math and science requirements for graduation.   However, students have the option to graduate under the requirements in effect at their first enrollment, unless enrollment has been interrupted for […]

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What are the benefits of completing the Associate in Arts (AA) degree or the Associate in Science (AS) degree?

If you complete an AA or AS degree you will have the benefit of compact and/or course equivalency agreements which have been negotiated with four-year colleges and universities that allow you to transfer as a junior. AA degree completion also fulfills the lower division general education courses of most transfer schools. The AS degree contains […]

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