Transfer-Out Credit

Transfer-Out Credit


Transferring Credit from DACC:
Universities and colleges prescribe their own standards of eligibility for admissions with advanced standing. In general, a student may transfer from a community college to a senior college or university after one or more semesters of community college work, provided that their scholastic average is C or above. (Some universities will not accept a course grade of D.) It is urged that students determine early in their academic career the school to which they plan to transfer. A careful check should be made of admission and transfer requirements. Some institutions have a maximum number of credits completed threshold that students cannot go over. It is highly recommended that a student complete an Associate in Science (AS) or an Associate in Arts (AA), Associate of Engineering Science (AES), Associate in Fine Arts in Art (AFA) and Associate in Fine Arts in Art Education (AFAE) degree before transferring to a senior college or university. Note: Career-oriented courses are not designed primarily for transfer. Transfer of such courses will depend upon the policy of the school to which the student is transferring.

How DACC Ensures Your Credit Transfers:
As a community college, one of our main goals is to ensure that our courses prepare students to transfer to senior institutions.  With this in mind and in following Illinois Community College Board (ICCB) rules, the College has developed courses and transfer degrees that are based on the State’s Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education core curriculum.

ICCB System Rules Manual:
Lower-division Baccalaureate Courses: Courses designed to meet lower division baccalaureate degree requirements shall be applicable to associate transfer degrees. For each baccalaureate course offered, the college shall either obtain approval for the course to be listed as a statewide articulated transfer course by a general education or baccalaureate major panel of the Illinois Articulation Initiative or maintain current written articulation agreements or transfer equivalency documents with:

  1. At least three Illinois public universities;
  2. At least three baccalaureate degree-granting institutions to which a majority (51%) of the college's students transfer; or
  3. One or more baccalaureate degree-granting institutions to which a majority (51%) of the college's students, majoring in the field for which the course is required, transfer.

No remedial course credit shall be applicable to associate degrees designed for transfer to institutions granting baccalaureate degrees.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI):
The Illinois Board of Higher Education, the Illinois Community College Board, and the Transfer Coordinators of Illinois Colleges and Universities brought together faculty from public and independent, associate and baccalaureate degree-granting institutions across the state to develop the IAI.  The goal of IAI is to facilitate transfer from one participating college or university to another in order to complete a baccalaureate degree.  There are three key concepts provided the underlying foundation for IAI:

  1. Associate and baccalaureate degree-granting institutions are equal partners in educating college freshman and sophomores;
  2. Faculties should take primary responsibility for developing and maintaining program and course articulation; and
  3. Institutions are expected to work together to assure that lower-division baccalaureate programs are comparable in scope, quality, and academic rigor.

The IAI includes a statewide general education package, the IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC).  Completion of this package fulfills the lower-division general education requirements for any participating institution.  In addition, the IAI includes recommendations for students wanting to study in a particular field but are unsure as to where they might complete a baccalaureate degree. 

Processes in Place to Ensure Course Transferability:
The College incorporates the following guidelines and practices to ensure the transferability of courses and student transfer success:

  • Development of transfer courses that meet the statewide general education core curriculum, IAI, and/or ICCB’s transfer articulation standards.
  • Review and maintenance of transfer courses through course-level assessment, articulation maintenance, the IAI review process, and ICCB Program Review process.
  • Review of student transfer and success data (as provided by the four-year institutions and student feedback).
  • Requiring certificate/degree seeking and transfer-oriented students to register through Advisement and Counseling.  This requirement ensures that students 1) receive assistance in selecting courses, 2) understand course transferability and senior institution rules, and 3) understand their responsibility in the process.
  • Transfer Curriculum Guides are updated annually by Advisement & Counseling.  These updates are completed before the catalog and website are updated for the upcoming fall term (start of the new academic year).  Senior institutions are consulted as needed.
  • Articulated programs with other colleges and universities for career-oriented programs.
  • Special Articulated programs with other colleges and universities.

    • Examples include 3+1 and Illinois Pathways
  • DACC transfer associate degrees are structured to meet ICCB and IAI requirements.
  • Transfer tools developed for students, Advisors, High School Counselors, and other stakeholders to use:

    • Transfer Degree Graduation Requirements Worksheet
    • Degree Evaluation Worksheet
    • Course Descriptions denote whether course is T (transfer) or C (career) and include IAI codes
  • Information provided during advisement sessions.
  • Information provided on DACC website and official publications such as the College Catalog.
  • Director of Advisement & Counseling is the College’s Transfer Articulation Coordinator and a member of the Transfer Coordinators of Illinois Colleges & Universities group.
  • Academic Advisors receive training and information year-round from senior institutions:

    • Advisors attend annual articulation meetings at the senior institutions, and receiving electronic updates throughout the year;
    • Advisors research institutions based on student need;
    • Advisement & Counseling hosts an annual University Transfer Day where they have a meeting with all the nearby institutions after students have had the chance to talk to all the university representatives; and
    • University representatives visit the College throughout the year to talk to students and Advisors.
DACC also promotes and utilizes  Transferology is a nation-wide network designed to help students explore their college transfer options.  Their goal is to save students time and money by providing a quick, intuitive way of getting their college transfer credit questions answered.  Students can answer the question, “Will my courses transfer?” by adding coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences to see how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when they transfer.  They can also find out what their options are for taking classes over the summer (or whenever) at another school to transfer back to their current school by using the “Find a Replacement Course” feature. 

Credit Transfer Money Back Guarantee:
The Transfer Guarantee promises that any course taken and approved by DACC will transfer to the college or university that the student has selected. If a course which has been approved does not transfer, the College will refund the tuition and fees for the course.  Three steps must be in place to qualify for the credit transfer guarantee:

  • Students must register with a DACC Academic Advisor;
  • Students must know what their major/program of study is; and
  • Students must know what institution they are transferring to.

If all three of these requirements have been followed and a course does not transfer to a senior institution, the student is eligible to receive the Credit Transfer Money Back Guarantee.

University Transfer Agreements
Danville Area Community College has agreements in place with many four-year colleges and universities to facilitate the transfer of credits for students who intend to complete a bachelor’s degree. Associate in Science (AS), Associate Arts (AA), Associate in Engineering Science (AES) Associate in Fine Arts in Art (AFA) and Associate in Fine Arts in Art Education (AFAE) degree students who choose a course of study and transfer institution with the approval of an academic counselor, using established curriculum guidelines, may expect to complete a Bachelor’s degree in a timely fashion. If there is a major/school anywhere in the United States that does not have a prescribed transfer plan, one can be developed for the student working in concert with a DACC advisor and the transfer school of choice.

A partial list of participating area universities includes: 

• Bradley University 
• Chamberlain College of Nursing
• Eastern Illinois University 
• Eureka College
• Franklin University
• Grand Canyon University
• Illinois State University
• Indiana State University
• Indiana Wesleyan University
• Northern Illinois University 
• Olivet Nazarene University 
• Purdue University
• Southern Illinois University at Carbondale 
• Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville 
• University of Illinois at Chicago 
• University of Illinois at Springfield 
• University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign 
• Western Illinois University

Note: This is not a complete listing of four-year colleges and universities to which a student may transfer from DACC.

University Transfer Curriculum Guides
The first two years of most baccalaureate programs can be completed at Danville Area Community College. Specific transfer curriculum guides are in place for students entering some of the more popular programs at the most admired four-year colleges and universities. DACC has created these guides to facilitate the transfer process for our students. These guides are available online at They are listed first by academic year, then by transfer school, and finally by major. This is not a finite listing of available areas of study. If there is a major that is not listed, a transfer plan can be developed between the student, the desired transfer institution, and a DACC advisor. For more information, contact an Academic Counselor or Advisor.

2+2 Agreements
2 + 2 agreements, sometimes called capstones, allow a student pursuing a career degree, Associate in Applied Science (AAS) or transfer degree (AA/AS/AES/AFA/AFAE), to transfer his/her credits to a 4-year institution in pursuit of a Bachelor’s degree. Traditionally, career programs are not designed to transfer. Listed below are the institutions that have active 2 + 2 agreements in place.

• Chamberlain College of Nursing
• Eastern Illinois University
• Grand Canyon University
• Illinois State University
• Indiana State University
• Indiana Wesleyan University
• Lakeview College of Nursing
• Olivet Nazarene University
• Southern Illinois University Carbondale
• University of Illinois - Springfield
• Western Illinois University

3+1 Agreements
3+1 Agreements allow a student pursuing a Bachelor’s degree to take the first three years of classes on DACC’S campus – at DACC’S tuition rate – and then complete the fourth year of the degree online either at home or utilizing one of DACC’s computer labs. DACC has agreements with three universities: Franklin University, Eastern Illinois University, and Lakeview College of Nursing.

Franklin University Bachelor of Science (BS) Degrees:

• Accounting 
• Allied Healthcare Management 
• Applied Management
• Applied Psychology 
• Business Administration
• Business Forensics 
• Criminal Justice Administration
• Communications 
• Business Economics 
• Energy Management
• Emergency Management & Homeland Security 
• Entrepreneurship 
• Financial Management 
• Financial Planning 
• Healthcare Management
• Health Information Management 
• Human Resource Management 
• Interdisciplinary Studies 
• Interactive Media Design 
• Information Systems Auditing 
• Logistics Management
• Management & Leadership
• Marketing
• Nursing (BSN)
• Operation & Supply Chain Management
• Public Relations
• Public Safety Management 
• Public Administration
• Risk Management & Insurance 
• Social Science

Eastern Illinois University -- BSN
Attend DACC for the required General Education courses and the DACC Nursing Program courses. Submit a provisional application to enroll in the RN to BSN program at EIU while in the DACC Nursing Program, taking classes from both schools at the same time. Graduate from DACC and pass the National Licensure exam (NCLEX). Finish one year of online coursework needed to earn a Bachelor’s in Nursing from EIU.

Lakeview College of Nursing -- BSN See Advisement for more information.

Dual Admission Programs:
Dual Admission programs allow students attending community colleges to have special access to a senior institutions’ advisement services, transfer information and assistance, and various other resources. Currently, DACC has dual admission programs with three universities:

Eastern Illinois University: Dual Admission to Eastern Illinois University is available to students planning to complete an Associate in Science and Associate Arts (AS/AA) at DACC and a baccalaureate degree at EIU. The Dual Admission Program (DAP) facilitates the transfer of students from DACC to EIU. Students who fulfill the requirements of the DAP Agreement are guaranteed acceptance to the University with full junior status. EIU Contact Information: Eastern Illinois University Transfer Relations 600 Lincoln Ave. Charleston, IL 61920 (217) 581-2120; (217) 581-6452 fax E-mail:

University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign/ DACC Pathway to Illinois: The DACC Pathway to Illinois program is an opportunity for qualifying DACC students to gain guaranteed admission to specific correlating majors at the University of Illinois and, while preparing to transfer, to integrate their time as full-time DACC students with resources at Illinois. • Gain guaranteed admission to the University of Illinois* • Enjoy personalized academic counseling Contact the DACC Counseling and Advising office at 217-443-8750 to discuss this opportunity. Check out the Pathway to Illinois website at

Olivet Nazarene University: The Pursue ONU initiative gives students the opportunity to be simultaneously admitted to Danville Area Community College and Olivet Nazarene University (ONU). The goal is to create a seamless and successful transition to transfer students intending to complete their baccalaureate degree at ONU. Pursue ONU students receive academic advisement from both DACC and ONU to assist in the completion of the Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. A Pursue ONU student will have the opportunity to participate in activities at both ONU and the participating community college. Contact the DACC Counseling and Advising Office at 217-443-8750 to discuss this opportunity.