Transferring to a Four-year Institution

It is important for students to plan for transfer to a senior institution as early as possible in their academic career. Triton College has Transfer Services, located in D-122, to assist with transfer planning. A computerized transfer articulation system provides students with direct access to information regarding the transferability of specific courses to more than 50 Illinois colleges and universities. While attending Triton, students should contact the college or university to which they intend to transfer to ensure transferability and to plan their Triton course work accordingly. Visits to these college campuses also are encouraged. Triton counselors are available to provide additional information to transfer students.

Illinois Articulation Initiative

Triton College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the General Education Core curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate’s or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as first-time freshman in summer 1998 and thereafter.

The baccalaureate majors recommendations build on the transferable General Education Core curriculum by identifying courses in the major and prerequisite courses that students need to complete to transfer as a junior, that is, with a minimum of 60 semester credits, into the specific major.

Students are strongly encouraged to complete an AA, AS, AAT or AFA degree prior to transfer, to facilitate the transferability of credits through the IAI. Nursing students may complete the AAS (Associate in Applied Science degree) and Music and Art students may complete the Associate in Fine Arts degree (AFA).

For more information on the IAI, students should see a counselor or visit the IAI Web site at http://www.iTransfer.org.

u.select (formerly Course Applicability System)

The u.select (formerly Course Applicability System (CAS)) is an electronic advising system intended primarily for potential transfer students. Using the World Wide Web (https://uic.transfer.org/cas/), u.select provides consistent and up-to-date information about degree requirements to students, counselors, faculty and administrators. u.select allows a user to view course equivalency guides, academic programs, course descriptions, transfer course evaluations and planning guides. Triton College participates as a sending institution in u.select.