Admissions Information for Transfer Students
Students transferring from another regionally 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. 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.
One-third of all credit hours for any degree or diploma must be completed at Midstate. In addition, the student must take the final term at Midstate to qualify for a Midstate degree or diploma. All transfer credit must be applied prior to the last term.
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. 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 Director of Student Success or be a component of a formalized articulation agreement.
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. 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 Director of Student Success will review the test results 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. (See General Education Philosophy and individual course descriptions for IAI code numbers for GECC courses.)
- 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.
- 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.
Midstate College has partnered with Illinois Central College to provide a degree completion program for Bachelor of Business Administration. This agreement allows student to first complete a two-year degree in Business Administration at ICC, then move on to complete a four-year Bachelor of Business Administration degree at Midstate College. In this agreement, Midstate College receives transfer credit from ICC.
For more information about this degree completion program, 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.