Eastern Illinois University accepts college-level courses from any regionally accredited college or university as college credit. Remedial, developmental or orientational courses are NOT accepted. Hours and courses transfer as credit towards graduation.
Credit for courses in which a "D" was earned will transfer as long as the overall grade-point average from that institution is at least a "C" average - a minimum 2.0 GPA. ("C" or better required for English and speech courses.)
An evaluation of transfer credit will determine how courses are placed in a curriculum. Official evaluations of transfer credit are completed by the Office of the Registrar after each student is admitted. Grade-point average does not transfer. Grade-point average is used for admission to the university, as well as for admission into the College of Business, Department of Economics, and Department of Communication Studies. Once admitted to EIU, a transfer student's cumulative grade-point average starts over.
The Office of Transfer Relations is happy to meet with you for an unofficial evaluation (transfer plan) of your transfer credit. We can give you an idea of how your credits will transfer and how they may be applied toward your degree program at EIU. Contact the Office of Transfer Relations at 217-581-2120 or firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your transfer plan.
An official evaluation of credit will be available at your EIU Transfer Orientation program.
A student transferring to EIU with any baccalaureate-oriented degree is considered to have:
All students must still complete Eastern's graduation requirements.
Courses transferred from any regionally accredited institution and clearly matching the criteria for a general education course under the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) will count toward Eastern's general education requirements, even if we offer no comparable course.
Community college and university courses are subject to change at any time. Courses without a direct equivalency will transfer as electives. Electives may be placed in major, minor and/or general education requirements. All college-level courses will be applied towards graduation hours.
Course substitution lists for Illinois community colleges are available here.