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, Heartland Community College, and Illinois Central College.
If Midstate College placement test scores reflect the need for developmental English or math and the student has successfully completed a higher level transfer English or math class at another college or institution, a proficiency exam will be administered at no cost to the student to assist in determining skill levels. The Dean of Students will review the test results, entrance exam scores, and any other pertinent information that may be available to determine appropriate class placement.
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 and all transcripts marked with the IAI GECC seal will be accepted as equivalent to the GECC here at Midstate; therefore, students will not be required to retake such courses.
- Midstate College will only accept individual IAI GECC courses with a grade of "C" or better. Any GECC courses with IAI approval will apply to Midstate's general education requirements.
- Any student who attended an Illinois college, transferred "in good standing" with a completed Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or Associate of Arts and Sciences, and completed the GECC requirements in force since the summer of 1998, will be approved as having satisfied his/her lower division General Education requirements at Midstate College.
- GECC courses must be completed prior to transfer of credit to be accepted by Midstate.
- When a course being transferred meets Midstate College's requirements with a "C" or better, Midstate will accept GECC courses from non-IAI affiliated institutions.
- See General Education Philosophy and individual course descriptions for IAI code numbers for GECC courses.
- Midstate is committed to careful review and consideration of transfer credit(s). For more information about the Illinois Articulation Initiative, go to www.itransfer.org.
One-third of all credit hours for any one educational program, degree, or diploma must be taken at Midstate College and completed successfully. In addition, the student must have taken the final quarter term at Midstate to qualify for a Midstate degree or diploma.
Students attending Midstate may 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 Dean of Students or be a component of a formalized articulation agreement.
Midstate College accepts transfer students who meet admissions requirements and who present an 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.
- Illinois Central College
- Black Hawk College
- Spoon River College
- Huntington Junior College
- MacCormac College
For more information on degree completion programs, contact a Midstate College Admissions Representative.
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:
- counseling to ensure that the concurrent enrollment meets standards for financial aid
- processing and disbursement of students' financial assistance
- adjustment to the cost of attendance to compensate for the differences in tuition charges
- completion of refund calculations and the return of any funding, when necessary
- oversight of student eligibility and satisfactory progress
- documentation explaining academic policies, financial assistance policies, tuition, etc.
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.