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How JJC Students Can Seamlessly Transfer to a Four-Year School

Posted by Scott Harvey on May 18, 2020 8:05:00 AM

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These days may have you thinking a lot about how your academic journey may play out. Whether you’re a prospective or current college student, or want to return to school and grow your skills, Joliet Junior College is a great place to get started. Plus, with our dozens of university partnerships, there are great options for where to transfer JJC credits in order to seamlessly complete a bachelor’s or even a master’s degree. Learn more at, or fill out our transfer interest form to receive feedback based on your interests.

Our transfer specialists are available to assist you remotely at this time to walk you through the transfer process, including what four-year college or university best suits your needs. They’ve even created a new remote information series to better guide you in your decision-making. Transfer Talks, hosted by JJC Transfer Specialist Lauren Peerbolte, connects you with admissions specialists at many of JJC’s existing university partners. Below, we outline what these schools offer for JJC transfer students, and how else you can get the most out of your transfer experience.  

Elmhurst College








Located in Elmhurst, Elmhurst College will formally change its name to Elmhurst University this summer. The school offers a dual enrollment program that allows students attending JJC to simultaneous take one class each semester at Elmhurst, among other agreements. Elmhurst Assistant Director of Admission Rayya Ghusein explains more. Additional information is available at the school’s website.


Governors State University








Located in University Park, Governors State University accepts course credits from JJC’s criminal justice program, among others. Students will soon be able to earn their bachelor’s in criminal justice from GSU at JJC’s Romeoville Campus. GSU Director of Extended Learning and Academic Partnerships Michelle Sebasco explains more. Additional information is available at the GSU website.


Illinois Institute of Technology








Located in Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology allows the transfer of credits from over 40 JJC academic programs, including computer engineering, humanities, and industrial technology and management. A transfer admission counselor at Illinois Tech explains more. Additional information is available at its online transfer guide.


Illinois State University








Located in Normal, Illinois State University has many articulation agreements with JJC relating to fine arts, as well as an RN to BSN program for nursing students. ISU Transfer Admissions Counselor and Veteran Admissions Representative Jorge Colon explains more. Additional information is available at ISU’s online transfer guide.


Lewis University








Located in Romeoville, Lewis University has many healthcare articulation agreements with JJC, including the RN to BSN pathway for nursing students. Lewis University Transfer Admissions Counselor Carli Reinholtz explains more. Additional information is available at Lewis’ transfer web page.


National Louis University








Located in Chicago, National Louis University has degree pathway agreements with JJC that include early childhood education and elementary education, among others. National Louis University Outreach Development Specialist Stephanie Schaefer explains more. Additional information is available at NLU’s website.


North Central College








Located in Naperville, North Central College has a general admissions agreement with JJC that provides a clear pathway for students to transfer into one of NCC’s 60 plus bachelor’s degree programs. NCC Transfer Admission Counselor Nicole Vrabec explains more. Additional information is available on North Central’s transfer website.


Olivet Nazarene University








Located in Bourbonnais, Olivet Nazarene University offers a transfer option for JJC interior design students, and is in process of adding bachelor’s pathways for JJC students studying graphic design and cyber security. Olivet Transfer Coordinator Laura Dreyer explains more. Additional information is available at Olivet’s website.


University of St. Francis








Located in Joliet, the University of St. Francis accepts up to 70 credit hours from JJC, with degree pathways in art and environmental science, and nursing and political science, among others. St. Francis Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions Eloise Billups explains more. Additional information is at USF’s online transfer guide.


But Wait, There's More

Check out our university partners website to connect with the dozens of other four-year colleges and universities that have transfer agreements with JJC. You’ll find a full listing, and links to important information from each school to better assist in your transfer decision. Still have questions? Contact Jeanette Konieczka, JJC manager of adult pathways and university partnerships, at, or fill out our transfer interest form to receive feedback based on your interests.


How do 3+1 Program Transfers Work?

In addition to saving thousands of dollars by starting your education at JJC, our University Center can help you discover agreements with four-year schools that have added benefits, such as:

  • Classes taught by four-year schools that you can take right on JJC’s campus (giving you the opportunity to stay at JJC to complete your bachelor’s degree).
  • Transfer options that include all-online classes for the second part of your education.
  • 3+1 programs that offer three years at JJC and one year at a four-year school to earn your bachelor’s degree.

How it works:

  • Save money. Take classes toward your bachelor’s at JJC.
  • Choose a four-year partner college or university.
  • Work with a JJC advisor to transfer easily.


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