Transfer Information & Resources

Learn more about transfer opportunities at JJC! Begin your academic pathway at JJC and transfer to a four-year institution of your choice. There are several ways to transfer!

What does it mean to transfer? Transferring is the act of moving from one school to another. Students may transfer to and from a variety of schools: community college to university, community college to community college, university to community college, or university to university. 

There is more than one way to transfer! We offer transfer programs through our University Partnerships department that can help you, the student! University Partnerships has contracted agreements with a number of schools to offer benefits above and beyond a traditional transfer path. For example, our four-year partners may offer a locked-in tuition rate, additional scholarships, or additional accepted transfer credit. You can find a list of our current partners and programs on our University Partnerships webpage

University Partnerships is home to the University Center; this is a space on the Romeoville campus. Here, JJC students can meet with admission representatives from our partner universities and learn all about transfer options. You can find a list of our partner schools currently utilizing the space on the University Center webpage. 

You can find additional transfer options below, under Transfer Resources. 

Transfer Events and Tips

Types of Degrees

  • Associate in Arts Degree

    The Assoicate in Arts (A.A.) degree is a program that involves foundational coursework. A.A. students complete core courses in English, math, science, social sciences, and humanities that are transferrable to a four-year institution. 

    The A.A. is designed for students planning to pursue a four-year degree program in majors like anthropology, art, business, communication/journalism, communication/public relations, criminal justice, English, history, music, philosophy and religion, political science, psychology, sociology, speech communication, and theater. 

    Students interested in elementary and early childhood education should follow the A.A. program and use advising to select appropriate courses. Students majoring in secondary education should follow an A.A. or A.S. degree program and supplement it with appropriate education courses. 

  • Associate in Science Degree

    The Associate in Science (A.S). is a program that prepares students to pursue science-based bachelors degrees. The degree requires general education courses in English, social sciences, humanities, along with introductory and advanced courses in science and math. 

    The A.S. degree is designed specifically for students planning to pursue a bachelor's degree in agriculture, biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, and physics. All pre-medical, pre-dental, and pre-veterinary medicine degree programs follow the Associate in Science degree in either biology or chemistry. 

  • Associate of Applied Science

    An Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) is a two-year associate-level college degree that focuses on a particular applied science or technical skill. It is designed to meet the needs of students who may want to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. 

    Although not primarily created for transfer, the A.A.S. degree may be articulated with specific four-year institutions to create a smooth transfer experience where the student can continue on and complete a bachelor's degree. 

  • Certificates

    Certificates are credentials you can earn to help enhance your current career or start a new one. These programs vary in credit hours and give students an option to start working within the field while continuing to earn additional credentials. 

Illinois Articulation Initiative

  • Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

    Joliet Junior College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). The IAI is an agreement among Illinois colleges and universities to make the transfer of credit as easy as possible. Currently, the IAI allows for the smooth transfer of a set courses, labeled the General Education Core Curriculum among more than 100 participating public and private colleges and universities. 

    For more information about IAI and the General Education Core Curriculum, please visit the Illinois Transfer portal, iTransfer: iTransfer Home

Transfer Routes

Transfer Resources