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Dr. Flamm lecturingWhether you are from a four-year institution, a community college, or an international institution, transferring to Rockford University is the first step in choosing to make a difference in this world.

Applying as a transfer student is actually quite simple. All you need is a minimum of 12 credits at the 100 level to be considered a transfer student. Admission decisions are based upon official transcripts from all universities/colleges attended. If you have less than 12 credit hours, your application will be reviewed based on your official high school transcripts, your ACT/SAT scores, and your class rank.

Rockford University participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) as a receiving institution. All remaining transfer credit is evaluated on a course-by-course basis and is officially accepted by the Registrar's Office.
In addition, Rockford University has compact agreements with Elgin Community College, Highland Community College, Kishwaukee College, McHenry County College and Rock Valley College.

When you transfer to Rockford University with an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science, you will be granted junior status. Please contact your admission counselor to learn the specifics about how your degree will transfer.

Find out more about our programs and faculty by taking a look at the Academic Catalog. We are confident you will find quality programs at Rockford University.

Transferring Credit before Matriculation
Students may transfer credit from colleges accredited by regional accrediting associations, such as the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Students may enter Rockford University at the beginning of any semester (or during the summer session).

Transferring credit hours for a Rockford University degree program is subject to these regulations:
  • Official transcripts of all previous collegiate study must be submitted. All course work with grades of "C” or better (grades of "C-” are not accepted) from regionally accredited colleges and universities will be evaluated and, if applicable to a bachelor’s degree, applied to the student’s degree plans. All course work will be accepted at the same level (i.e., 100, 200, etc.) at which it was taken.
  • Credits accepted from the other colleges and universities will be shown on Rockford University transcripts.
  • Transfer credit will be taken off the records of students who complete courses at Rockford University for which they previously received transfer credit. Students may receive transfer credit for a course only once.
  • Students’ grade point averages do not transfer.
To be eligible for a Rockford University degree, students must complete:
  • a minimum of 60 semester hours at a four-year institution,
  • at least 30 of the last 36 semester hours at Rockford University,
  • at least 15 semester hours, including senior seminar, in the major field at Rockford University
Note: Some programs may require students to complete more semester hours at Rockford University than the minimums listed above.

Course Work from Non-Accredited Schools
Course work completed at non-accredited colleges or universities will be evaluated when individuals apply for admission. The evaluation will determine which courses will apply to Rockford University general education, major and minor requirements. When students complete a minimum of 12 semester hours of course work at Rockford University with a grade of "C” or better (grades of "C-” are not acceptable) in all courses attempted, the approved course work from the non-accredited institution(s) will be accepted and applied to students’ Rockford University degrees or majors. Students may also validate course work from non-accredited institutions for a specified numbers of hours by acceptable scores on tests recognized by the University for such purposes.

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