This statewide agreement, in which ECC participates, allows easy transfer of completed general education core curriculum between participating Illinois colleges and universities. Transferring students are assured that general education requirements for an associate degree or lower-division general education requirements for a bachelor’s degree have been satisfied. Receiving institutions may require admitted transfer students to complete institution-wide and/or mission-related graduation requirements beyond the scope of the IAI general education core curriculum. All community colleges, all public state universities, and most private colleges/universities have endorsed the IAI.

The IAI recommends courses typically taken by freshmen and sophomores for a specific major and those recommendations are noted as part of the course description shown in this catalog. However, those recommendations are intended for students who are undecided about a transfer school. For students who know where they will transfer, see an ECC advisor for an educational plan designed for a particular transfer institution.