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Transfer Opportunities – Your Passport to a Bachelor’s Degree

Begin your academic journey at College of DuPage and transfer to a four-year college or university of your choice.  Through our innovative transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), our students and graduates can transfer seamlessly to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree

Two common pathways to consider when transferring from College of DuPage:

3+1 Programs

It is a convenient and economical way to earn your B.A. or B.S. 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
  • Advanced classes are taught by faculty from our partner universities, many of which are offered on College of DuPage’s main campus
  • Partner universities are educational leaders in their respective program areas. 
  • Advanced classes are offered at a reduced tuition rate. 

2+2 Transfer Programs

A traditional 2+2 agreement allows a student to complete 2 years (approximately 64 credit hours) at College of DuPage and another 2 years at a college/university to complete a bachelor's degree. An enhanced 2+2, on the other hand, 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

Transfer guides suggest specific College of DuPage course subjects that meet pre-requisites for specific majors. These guides also provide: contact information, basic information about the major, admission and degree requirements, general education requirements and transfer policies. Transfer guides generally are not specific to a particular associate’s degree.    

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement, which is transferable among more than 100 participating college or universities in Illinois. IAI allows students to concentrate on completing their general education core courses, and works best for students who know they are going to transfer but undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree. For more information, visit the IAI website

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Contact Information

Counseling, Advising and Transfer Services
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Phone: (630) 942-2259
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