Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Student Services offers an array of resources and services to assist students in making a smooth and successful transition from Kishwaukee College to a four-year institution. The Advising Team will work with students to map out academic plans, to help select appropriate courses for college majors, and to assist with researching potential transfer schools.

The Transfer Process

Articulation is the process where one college matches its courses or requirements to course work at another college or university.

Here are a few of the ways to approach the transfer process:

  1. Earn a degree in any of the programs Kishwaukee College offers
  2. Complete the Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core before transferring, requiring a minimum of 37 semester hours.
  3. Use MyCreditsTransfer and learn how courses transfer between Kishwaukee College and other participating institutions in Illinois.
  4. When you have selected the school you would like to transfer to, it is important that you review their specific admission and course requirements; Kishwaukee College has many articulations agreements with various colleges.
Transferring to NIU

Are you interested in attending NIU after completing your coursework at Kish? Kishwaukee College has many partnerships with NIU and now offers a convenient opportunity for students to meet with an NIU Admissions Counselor. You can make a virtual appointment to talk with Katy Saalfeld, NIU Admissions Counselor, and learn more about how to easily make the transition from Kish to NIU.  Schedule a time to speak to an NIU Admissions Counselor now.

Illinois Transfer Information

Kishwaukee College collaborates with colleges & universities in the state of Illinois to help students transition to the four-year university of their choice. Search by program or university by clicking on the appropriate tab and then selecting the appropriate program or university. 

Accounting Biology

NIU Biology

Business Administration Chemistry

NIU Chemistry

Communication Computer Science Criminal Justice Economics Early Childhood Education Elementary Education Finance

NIU Finance


NIU Geography

Health Service Management Information Systems Kinesiology Learning Behavior Marketing

NIU Marketing

Mechanical Engineering Middle Level Teaching Nursing

Aurora University Nursing, B.S.

ISU Nursing B.S.

NIU Nursing

UIC Nursing B.S.

WIU Nursing B.S.



Physical Education Political Science Pre-Med Pre-Pharmacy Pre-Physical Therapy Psychology Rehabilitation Services Social Work

Aurora University Social Work, B.A.

If you are starting out at Kishwaukee College and are transferring, follow one of our Transfer Pathways to ensure successful transition.

Transfer Agreements

Kishwaukee College works closely with four-year colleges and universities across the country to develop transfer partnership agreements to ensure a seamless transfer process. Students are encouraged to work with their academic advisor or counselor on specific requirements and transfer information.

School Agreement(s) Website State
Arizona State University Arizona
Chamberlain College of Nursing Illinois
Franklin University

Iowa Wesleyan Iowa
Judson College Illinois
Northern Illinois University

Olivet Nazerene University Illinois
Palmer College of Chiropractic Iowa
Purdue University Northwest Indiana
Rasmussen College Illinois
Rockford University

Roosevelt University Illinois
Saint Anthony College of Nursing Illinois
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Illinois
University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign Illinois
University of Iowa

University of Phoenix Online
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wisconsin
Western Illinois University Illinois