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Discovering – The Need For A Change
College is a time of discovery—and sometimes what you discover is that another school is what you need. With small classes, excellent academics, a close-knit community, and a rich heritage and tradition, Eureka College offers an unmatched environment for you to thrive.
A transfer student is one who enters Eureka College for the first time, but who previously attended another post-secondary institution at the same level (e.g., undergraduate). Students who enter Eureka College in the fall semester, but who attended college for the first time in the prior summer term, or students who entered with advanced standing (college credits earned before high school graduation) are not considered transfer students.
The Admissions office regularly holds a Discovery Day specifically targeted for transfer students. Discovery Days are a great way for you to discover the opportunities that Eureka College offers.
The transfer of college-level credits is done on an individual basis, with the goal of ensuring that each student receives the exact and maximum credit due for work completed. A grade of “C” or better in transferable courses from recognized colleges and universities is required for credit to be granted.
At least 124 semester hours, with an overall GPA of at least 2.0 are required to graduate from Eureka college. This can include transferred credit as well as credit for coursework completed on campus.
From community (two-year) colleges
Eureka College will accept up to 68 hours of credit from two-year institutions. Students entering Eureka with 68 credits or a completed Associate’s degree from a recognized institution will enter the Junior class.
From four-year colleges and universities
Students transferring from accredited four-year institutions may transfer a maximum of 94 credit hours that they have earned. A Eureka degree requires, however, that at least the last 30 hours of a student’s coursework must be completed on the Eureka campus.
Students transferring with fewer than 30 college credits will need to submit college transcripts along with high school transcripts and ACT scores.
Transfer students who have earned less than 30 transferable semester hours will be evaluated for admission based on high school work and ACT/SAT results in addition to the college work completed at the time of application. To be considered for admission you should have at least a 2.0 grade point average in courses transferable to Eureka College.
A student who has earned fewer than 12 transferable hours should have at least a 2.3 grade point average to be considered for admission to Eureka College.
Transfer students who have earned more than 30 transferable semester hours will be evaluated for admission based on college work alone. To be considered for admission you should have at least a 2.0 grade point average in courses transferable to Eureka College.
Two-Year College Articulation Agreements
Eureka College is part of the Illinois Articulation Initiative, which has outlined a common set of transferable general education requirements among a wide range of participating colleges and universities around the state. Courses taken under this agreement will transfer to Eureka and satisfy specific requirements toward your baccalaureate degree.
Community College Course Equivalency Guides
Students transferring from other community colleges, colleges and universities are also welcomed and course equivalencies will be handled personally by your Admissions team and the Registrar’s Office.
- Carl Sandburg College
- Elgin Community College
- Heartland Community College
- Illinois Central College
- Illinois Valley Community College
- Joliet Junior College
- Lake Land College
- Lincoln Land Community College
- Sauk Valley Community College
Orientation is an opportunity to prepare you for your Eureka College experience. While on campus, students have the opportunity to interact with their peers and connect with current students, faculty, and staff to begin building relationships as they make the adjustment to life at Eureka College. Learn more about Orientation and register to participate!