University of Illinois System

Transfer Initiative

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Transfer to the University of Illinois - now it's guaranteed


The University of Illinois provides multiple pathways to transfer to each of its three best in class institutions

Now the new Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program (GTP) offers a guaranteed admission to one of the three universities to all applicants who:

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

Several programs have specific requirements for admission beyond what is outlined in the Guaranteed Transfer Admission Program.  Programs are also subject to enrollment constraints.  Applicants may be admitted to alternative programs due to these limitations.  Explore the university admission links below for specific program requirements.

GTP does not supplant or preclude existing transfer programs and partnerships but adds yet another exciting option for transfers to the University of Illinois.

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Check out each of our universities for their specific information, guidance, and deadlines.

For Students

For Community College Counselors

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