Transferology is a free self-service website that you can use to explore how courses transfer to Illinois Institute of Technology. The Transferology network provides thousands of transfer course equivalencies for courses offered at community colleges and four-year institutions across the nation. The system displays course equivalents that have previously been articulated for transferable equivalents to Illinois Tech. Each day new equivalents for college courses accepted at Illinois Tech are added to the Transferology system.
Transferology serves as an unofficial transfer course guide for course planning purposes for future students who are interested in transferring to Illinois Tech. Consult with your transfer resource center, academic adviser, and transfer admissions counselor for program-specific course transferability questions. The course equivalencies and reports generated from the system do not constitute a contract between the student and Illinois Tech. Students should contact their adviser and admissions counselor to verify how transfer coursework will be accepted and used towards degree requirements.
Official course credit evaluations are processed and posted to your Illinois Tech transfer student record once you are admitted to Illinois Tech.
Transferology Frequently Asked Questions
Transferology is a nationwide network designed to help transfer students answer a fundamental question, such as “Will my courses transfer?” Students can enter college coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences to understand how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be granted credit when the student transfers. Schools are ranked by the percentage of transfer coursework that each institution accepts for each student.
The first time you access Transferology, you will be prompted to create an account. You will need to enter your first and last name and email address to create an account.
Once you create a Transferology account, you will add each course you completed, or plan to take, at the school(s) from which you are transferring coursework from. Once your courses are added to your Transferology student profile, click the “Search for Matches” button. The option will not only list how courses transfer to Illinois Tech, but it will also list other institutions with their percentage match. The course equivalent results are unofficial but can be helpful to plan out your courses. Consult with your academic adviser and transfer admissions counselor to confirm course transferability. Official course credit evaluations will be completed at the time of undergraduate admission to Illinois Tech.
Click the large “% Match” icon to the left of your search results to view which courses have been articulated as equivalents. The “Matches” tab will show all courses that have pre-defined transfer equivalencies. The “Misses” tab will show courses that have yet to be evaluated as possible transfer equivalents.
Current Illinois Tech students who need to take a course at another institution and transfer back to Illinois Tech must consult with the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs and obtain approval to take courses elsewhere. Students who may take a course elsewhere can use Transferology and the “Find a Replacement Course” option to search for possible course replacements. To begin exploring, log into Transferology and click the “Find a Replacement Course” header, then enter the Illinois Tech course you are looking to take elsewhere. Click the “Search for Matches” button to view courses from other schools that Illinois Tech has determined as possible equivalents to the courses you need.
To get more general information about Transferology, you may visit the webpages of the system provider—CollegeSource—by visiting the following link.
Illinois Tech accepts up to 68 credits from Illinois Articulation Initiative-designated courses that apply toward an admitted student’s major. However, Illinois Tech does not require the completion of an associate’s degree and instead evaluates transcripts on a course-by-course basis as they relate to the intended major at Illinois Tech. We encourage students to utilize our published transfer credit guides when selecting courses prior to transfer. Students who complete an associate's degree may be taking courses that might not be needed for their degree at Illinois Tech. Please feel free to consult with the Illinois Tech transfer team at firstname.lastname@example.org for more detailed information.
Illinois Tech accepts transfer credit for courses that are deemed equivalent to Illinois Tech courses required for our programs. Courses may be acceptable for transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities provided that they are comparable in nature, content, and level to those offered at Illinois Tech and the grades are the equivalent of a C of higher. A grade of C- is not acceptable for transfer credit. A maximum of 68 applicable credit hours is transferable from a two-year institution.
In most cases, credit will not be granted for experiential learning or for career and vocational courses, except through agreements for programs within Illinois Tech's School of Applied Technology.
Official credit evaluations are completed by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs after a student is admitted to the university. Until then, students are encouraged to utilize our published transfer credit guides. If your school is not listed, then please feel free to utilize our Transferology account or contact the Illinois Tech transfer team.
Illinois Tech accepts transfer credit for courses that are deemed equivalent to Illinois Tech courses that are required for our programs. Courses may be acceptable for transfer credit from other accredited colleges and universities provided they are comparable in nature, content, and level to those offered at Illinois Tech and the grades are the equivalent of a C of higher. A grade of C- is not acceptable for transfer credit. A maximum of 68 applicable credit hours is transferable from a two-year institution.
In most cases, credit will not be granted for experiential learning or career and vocational courses, except through agreements for programs within our School of Applied Technology.
Official credit evaluations are completed by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs after a student is admitted to the university. Until then, students are encouraged to utilize our published transfer credit guides for area community colleges. If you are coming from an out-of-state school, or your Illinois school is not listed, then we recommend several options:
You can use the City Colleges of Chicago transfer guide as an example to identify the types of courses that typically transfer into your intended major at Illinois Tech. The course names and codes will likely be different for your school; however, either your current school’s transfer adviser, or an Illinois Tech transfer counselor, can help identify the equivalent course(s) available at your current institution.
Use Transferology. This is a nationwide, online transfer planning resource that students can use to identify equivalent courses. Simply create a free account, then start adding your courses and search for Illinois Tech. Your current school’s transfer adviser also has access to the Transferology Lab Account, where they can look up multiple equivalencies at once. Try Transferology yourself, or ask your school’s adviser for assistance before taking the wrong courses for your transfer major.
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- Foreign language courses: Foreign language courses are not required for Illinois Tech’s undergraduate degree programs. However, these may be transferred to meet language requirements in our global studies program and depending upon the level, may meet some general education humanities requirements for other programs.
Prerequisite course options for our programs of study are listed in our transfer credit guides.
You do not have to complete all of the courses listed on the guide before you transfer. These are only recommended options that we have determined are available at your current institution prior to transfer. You may transfer up to 68 credits from a community college. Courses with grades of C- and below do not transfer.
For details, please read more about our additional transfer policies and resources, including information about our Fast Forward to Illinois Tech transfer advising program.
Official credit evaluations are completed by the Office of Undergraduate Academic Affairs—typically within a week after a student is admitted to the university.
Once you submit an application, you will begin receiving email communications from undergraduate admissions, including a link to your personal Application Tracker. Please watch for and save this email because after your transcript evaluation is complete following admission, a full list of all the transfer credits that will apply to your Illinois Tech major will be available for viewing in your Application Tracker.
Your transfer credits may also be viewed in your student portal, and will be utilized by your faculty adviser in order to help determine which courses you should register in your first semester at Illinois Tech.