Transfer and Adult Students Transferring Credit

A Transfer-Friendly Process

Elmhurst University takes a generous approach to course credits.

We evaluate transcripts on a case-by-case basis, but in general, we award transfer credit for courses that are:

  • Earned at a regionally accredited college or university
  • Either comparable to courses offered at Elmhurst or commonly regarded as study in the liberal arts, and
  • Completed with a passing letter grade

To get an estimate of how many of your credits will transfer to Elmhurst, send us your transcripts for a transfer credit evaluation.

Complete a Transfer Credit Evaluation

Illinois Community College Applicants

Check the list below to see which courses at select Illinois community colleges fulfill the Elmhurst University Integrated Curriculum (general education) requirements. For more information about general education requirements at Elmhurst, check the Additional Skill and Proficiency Requirements (PDF).

IAI Completion

Elmhurst University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). With the completion of the IAI curriculum, students will be required to satisfy a maximum of two courses from unfulfilled “Area of Knowledge” categories. Remaining Area of Knowledge coursework must be completed at Elmhurst University. The IAI curriculum applies only to Areas of Knowledge and does not in and of itself satisfy any other components of the Integrated Curriculum (such as tags, proficiencies and developmental experiences).

IAI can be completed with an Associate of Arts degree, Associate of Science degree, or an Associate of General Studies degree. An Associate of Applied Science degree does not fulfill IAI.

The office of Admission will provide an official Transfer Credit Evaluation once you are admitted into the University. This will show the completed Area of Knowledge courses, along with whether IAI has been fulfilled or not. Please contact your admission counselor for any additional questions about IAI or if you would like an unofficial Transfer Credit Evaluation completed prior to applying to Elmhurst University. Connect with an Admission counselor to learn more.

In addition, Elmhurst offers an Associate Degree scholarship award. Find more information on our scholarships page under the “Academic Scholarships for Degree Completion Programs” heading.

Associate Degree Award Information

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