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Transfer Guarantee

over 4,300 students have been admitted into the U of I System universities through Transfer Guarantee since 2022

Through The U of I System Transfer Guarantee, transferring is easier than you think!

Students transferring from an Illinois community college are guaranteed admission into any of the University of Illinois System locations through The U of I Transfer Guarantee if they meet requirements. Please explore below to find out more!

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To participate in The U of I System Transfer Guarantee, students need to meet all of the following requirements:

  • Enrolled only at an Illinois community college after graduating from an Illinois high school
  • Earned a minimum of 36 graded, transferable semester hours at the time of application to the university
  • Attained a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in all transferable coursework completed at the time of application to the university
  • Satisfied the university's English language proficiency requirement

Students who complete all requirements listed above are guaranteed admission to the university, not guaranteed admission to a specific college or major. Students must complete the institution’s transfer admissions application during the appropriate filing period for consideration.

Find Your Fit

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • 35,000 undergraduate students
  • 19:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 150+ majors in 11 academic communities

University of Illinois Chicago

  • 22,000 undergraduate students
  • 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 94 majors in 16 academic colleges

University of Illinois Springfield

  • 2,300 undergraduate students
  • 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 60 programs of study in 4 academic colleges

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Interested? Get connected with each of our Admissions Offices below.

The U of I System is the flagship higher education system in the state of Illinois and is leading a system-wide initiative to provide transfer opportunities for students from within the state of Illinois. The U of I System Transfer Guarantee is managed by the U of I System with collaboration from the three universities located in Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield.