Special Admission Requirements

Associate in Arts/Associate in Science Degree Programs

Illinois General Assembly Public Act 86-0954 establishes minimum high school course requirements for admission to transfer programs at Illinois public community colleges and Illinois public universities, effective fall 1993, as listed below. All students applying for admission to an associate in arts or associate in science degree program will be admitted to the college on a provisional basis until completion of 32 semester hours of AA/AS course work with grades of "C" or better in each course. Prior to the completion of 32 semester hours, an evaluation of the high school transcript may be requested to determine compliance with the requirements.

All entering students are required to complete Triton’s placement tests at the time of registration. These tests are required whether or not all college preparatory course requirements have been met. Upon completion of the placement tests, students will be placed in courses appropriate to their academic needs. Eligible students may be exempted from the placement tests.

The law requires completion of at least 15 academic units in the following areas: (4) units of English, (3) units each in mathematics, sciences and social studies and (2) elective units. One unit is equivalent to one year of high school study. Electives may be taken in art, music, foreign language or vocational education. Up to three of the 15 units may be redistributed by deducting no more than one unit each from the categories of social studies, mathematics, sciences and electives, and completing them in any of the five categories of course work. For more information, contact the Records Office at (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3444.

Nursing and Allied Health Programs

Applicants for some Health Career programs must meet additional admission requirements. For information, please see the catalog section on "Selective Admission Health Programs". Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an information session and may do so online or in person. For more information, call (708) 456-0300, Ext. 3858 for Nursing, Ext. 3545 for all other Allied Health programs, or the Call Center at Ext. 3130.