Get a head start on your academics at College of DuPage, then transfer to a four-year institution of your choice. Create an academic plan with a counselor or program advisor to ensure all of your credits will transfer and start researching colleges and universities early.
COD offers many options for students to transfer their credits seamlessly to other institutions through guaranteed transfer agreements, 3+1 and 2+2 transfer programs.
There are a number of transfer options available to students. Transfer after earning your degree or completing general education requirements.
- Most colleges and universities award junior standing to students with an associate degree.
- Pay one-third of the cost of the average four-year school at College of DuPage, saving you money during your first two years.
- COD's transfer partnerships and transfer guides make it easy to transfer to the school of your choice.
- Partner with a counselor or advisor when you begin the transfer process for the following degrees, as there are complex
state requirements, transfer school requirements and College of DuPage graduation
requirements that apply:
- Associate in Applied Science
- Associate in Engineering Science
- Associate in Fine Arts - Art
- Associate in Fine Arts - Music
- Associate in General Studies
COD partnerships and transfer guides may exist to facilitate a smooth transfer.
- Jump start your education by taking a few classes at COD and transferring to another institution.
- Students interested in transferring after one semester at COD are encouraged to work closely with a counselor or advisor.
- In order to be considered a transfer student, colleges and universities require a set number of credits, usually between 24-36.
- Students below these thresholds will need to meet the college or university's first-year admission requirements.
COD has developed transfer partnerships with colleges and universities to facilitate a smooth transfer for students. The College offers Guaranteed Transfer Agreements, 2+2 Transfer Agreements, transfer guides and 3+1 Transfer Programs that are designed to save you time and money.
The College also participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), which enables credits to be transferred to more than 100 colleges and universities in Illinois.
Colleges and universities interested in partnering with COD to provide additional transfer opportunities should email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- COD partners with several schools that guarantee admission to students who meet specific criteria.
- Each college and university offers unique guarantees; some offer guarantees to all majors, some to a few majors and some to all majors with a few exceptions like limited enrollment programs.
- Some agreements also provide exclusive scholarship and financial aid incentives.
- 3+1 Programs are a convenient and economical way to earn your Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree in selected academic programs.
- College of DuPage has partnered with prominent universities to offer high-caliber
degree programs at a greatly reduced cost:
- Take three years of classes at College of DuPage. Many of these classes are offered on College of DuPage's main campus and are taught by faculty from partner universities. Faculty from partner universities are educational leaders in their fields.
- Receive a reduction on the tuition rate for advanced classes.
- College of DuPage offers two types of 2+2 Transfer Programs:
- A traditional 2+2 agreement allows a student to complete two years (approximately 64 credit hours) at College of DuPage and another two years at a college/university to complete a bachelor's degree.
- An enhanced 2+2 agreement allows a student to complete up to 90 semester credits of coursework, mostly general education courses and then transfer to complete the remaining credits toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university.
Transfer guides suggest specific COD course subjects that meet prerequisites for specific majors. Transfer guides also provide contact information, basic information about the major, admission and degree requirements, general education requirements and transfer policies.
Attend a transfer workshop, information session, advising session or transfer fair with visiting colleges and universities. Transfer events are held throughout the year and are available to all COD students.
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Contact InformationCounseling, Advising and Transfer Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200
Phone: (630) 942-2259
Email: Ask a counselor or program advisor a quick question.
- Main Campus Hours:
- Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- COD Centers Hours