Transfer Students

Admissions Information for Transfer Students

Students transferring from another accredited college may receive credit for courses completed with a grade of "C" or better if the course is applicable to the student's program at Midstate. The College may require proficiency testing to determine the level of the student's competency in certain courses, and also reserves the right to refuse transfer credits. Midstate College has degree completion agreements in some programs with Spoon River College, MacCormac College, Black Hawk College and Illinois Central College and a consortium agreement with Heartland Community College.

Midstate College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). The General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) became effective for entering students as of the summer of 1998. This agreement benefits the students who transfer credit in from other institutions in that all transcripts marked with the IAI seal will be accepted as equivalent to the GECC here at Midstate; therefore, students will not be required to retake such courses.

One-third of all credit hours for any one educational program, degree, or diploma must be taken at Midstate College. In addition, the student must have taken the final quarter term, or its equivalent, at Midstate to qualify for a Midstate degree or diploma.

Students attending Midstate may only transfer credits to Midstate for classes taken at other institutions prior to their entrance at Midstate. Students enrolled in a baccalaureate degree program must complete a total of 60 quarter hours, with 32 quarter hours in upper-division major coursework at Midstate College and the last quarter in residence, to be eligible for a baccalaureate degree from Midstate College. Midstate College does not accept more than 92 quarter hours at the 100-200 course level. Any exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Chief Academic Dean or be a component of a formalized articulation agreement.

Midstate College accepts transfer students who present a complete application and official transcript from the collegiate institution last attended. Admissions representatives will send for official transcripts during the enrollment process. Transfer of credit is based upon the student's official transcript.

Degree Completion Programs

Midstate College has partnered with area colleges to provide seamless transitions for students who wish to obtain a baccalaureate degree. Below is a list of institutions that have degree completion programs with Midstate College.

For more information on degree completion programs, contact a Midstate College Admissions Representative.

Consortium Agreement

Midstate College (MC) has a consortium agreement with Heartland Community College (HCC) for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Realtime Reporting. This agreement permits students to be enrolled simultaneously at both MC and HCC without impacting financial aid, allowing the students to be charged Heartland Community College's current tuition rate for those courses in which the students are enrolled at HCC. Because Midstate College is on the quarter system and Heartland Community College is on the semester system, students must carefully follow the enrollment plan to maintain part-time or full-time enrollment.

Midstate College will provide:

At the satisfactory completion of required coursework, Midstate College will grant the student a Bachelor of Science Degree in Realtime Reporting.

For more information about this consortium agreement, contact a Midstate College Admissions Representative.