Transfer News

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 11/05/06

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Northern Illinois University

Open House Dates (2006 – 2007)

Holmes Student Center,
Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Veterans Day                          Friday, November 10

Presidents Day                        Monday, February 19

Spring Break                           Friday, April 6

Tuition and Fees (2006 – 2007 school year)

Illinois Residents

Tuitions and Fees       $7,218 – 15 credit hours per semester

Room and Board        $6,048 – Double room with a basic meal plan

Total                        $13,266

 

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/29/06

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Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Application Fee

A nonrefundable application fee of $30 must accompany the application. Payment should be made in U.S. dollars by check or money order payable to SIUE. The quickest and easiest way to apply to the University and pay the application fee is online at www.siue.edu/prospectivestudents. Applications received without the fee will not be processed. An application fee waiver form is available online.

Transfer Admission Requirements

Students who transfer with 30 semester hours or more from an accredited institution will be admitted to SIUE with a minimum cumulative 2.0/4.0 (C) grade point average.

Students who transfer with fewer than 30 semester hours must also submit a high school transcript and ACT/SAT test scores. These students must meet freshman admission requirements.

SIUE TRANSFERmation

All transfer students should plan to attend TRANSFERmation. This program gives you an opportunity to learn more about what you need to get started at SIUE. Highlights include:

           Introduction to academic programs and requirements

         Opportunities to explore campus and meet other transfer students new to SIUE

         Information about, residence life, commuter resources, Health Services, Student Affairs and the Career Development Center.

         Opportunity to obtain an SIUE e-mail address and ID

Transfer Credit

SIUE general education requirements are considered met if:

         Students have received an AA, AS or ASA degree from an accredited two year institution which conforms to the Illinois Community College Board.

         Students have satisfied the IAI General Education Core Curriculum: www.itransfer.org

The transcripts of students who have not earned a A.A or A.S degree of those transferring from schools outside Illinois will be evaluated course by course.

Other Acceptable Credit

         SIUE accepts Advanced Placement (AP) and some CLEP credit toward a baccalaureate degree.

         Proficiency exams are offered in many disciplines.

         Additional credit may be offered for military service.

         A complete listing of acceptable credit is available in the undergraduate catalog. www.registrar.siue.edu

SIUE does not limit the number of transfer credits from other schools; however, at least 60 semester hours of credit must be earned at a four-year college or university. At least 30 of the 60 hours must be earned at SIUE. SIUE does not offer credit for hour earned at institutions that are not regionally accredited.

Deadline for Transfer Admission

Applications are accepted one year in advance of desired entry date; the file completion deadline is four weeks prior to the beginning of the term.

What Does it Cost To Attend SIUE?

 Undergraduates, one semester, 15 hours:                    

                                            Illinois                        Non-Illinois

Tuition/Fees*                         $2,969.15                    $6,537.65          

Shared Room & Board             $3235.00                     $3235.00        

Total                                     $6204.15                      $9772.65

Undergraduate fees include the cost of renting basic textbooks. This program allows you to rent books instead of buying them.

(All costs are those available at time of printing and are subject to change.) *Academic Year 2006-2007

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY: www.siue.edu/PHARMACY

SCHOOL OF DENTAL MEDICINE: www.siue.edu/SDM

SCHOOL OF NURSING: www.siue.edu/NURSING

SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING: www.siue.edu/ENGINEER

SCHOOL OF EDUCATION: www.siue.edu/EDUCATION

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: www.siue.edu/BUSINESS

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES: www.siue.edu/CAS

HONORS SCHOLARS PROGRAM: www.siue.edu/HONORS

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/22/06

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Western Illinois University

Cost Guarantee

Western freezes tuition, room, board, and fees for four years, as long as a student maintains continuous enrollment at Western.

Dual Admission

WIU’S Dual Admission program with community colleges allows students to be admitted to both schools at the same time and have the advantage of a seamless transition from an associate’s degree program into Western’s bachelor degree program.

Academic Major Updates

There are three new majors:

            Emergency Management (B.S.)

            Forensic Chemistry (B.S.)

            Telecommunications Management (B.S.)

And one new minor:

            Environmental Studies (B.S.)

To Apply

Submit an online or hard copy application.

• Submit the application fee.

Request official college transcripts from all schools attended. Students should request verification of degree earned or, if an Illinois school, completion of the IAI  General Education Core Curriculum on their official college transcript.

Submit a work in progress, class schedule, or list of future term courses.

Veterans should submit a copy of their DD214.

2006-2007 Estimated Costs*

Tuition (in-state)                                             $5,439/year ($181.30 per credit hour)

Tuition (out-of-state)                                       $ 8,159/year ($271.95 per credit hour)

University fees                                                $1,484/year

Health insurance (included in total cost)             $488/year

Room (double) and Board (Macomb)                  $6,446/year  (Living options: double, single, super single)

TOTAL (in-state)

Macomb Campus                                             $13,857/year

WIU-QC                                                          $ 5,984/year

TOTAL (out-of-state)                                     $16,576/year  

Other Estimated Costs

Books and supplies                                          $1,050/year

Miscellaneous expenses                                    $2,700/year

*These cost estimates are based on an in-state student enrolled in 15 credit hours each semester.

Transfers

• Students may apply up to a year in advance.

• Recommended application deadline for the Macomb campus is December 1 for spring semester and August 1 for fall semester. Applications for the Quad Cities campus should be submitted before the semester begins.

MACOMB CAMPUS TRANSFERS:

Students who have earned 24 or more semester hours (36 quarter hours) of college work with a combined “C” average for all hours attempted from all institutions attended and are in good standing at the last college/university attended will be accepted on college performance only.

Students who have earned fewer than 24 semester hours (36 quarter hours) of college work must meet freshman admission standards in addition to the transfer requirements.

QUAD CITIES CAMPUS TRANSFERS:

Students must have earned 60 or more semester  hours (90 quarter hours) of college work (90 quarter hours) of college work with a combined “C” average for all hours attempted from all institutions attended and be in good standing at the last college/university attended for acceptance.

ADDITIONAL TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Western Illinois University is a transfer-friendly institution that accepts all successfully completed college-level coursework. Western honors the Compact Agreement, the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI GECC), and participates in many IAI Major Recommendations found at www.itransfer.org.

Financial Aid

Financial aid packages can consist of monies from many sources including:

• Grants – awards that do not have to be repaid.

• Loans – provide flexibility and must be repaid.

• Scholarships – bases on academic or merit-based skill or talent that do not have to be repaid.

• Student employment – campus jobs are posted on the financial aid website the first Monday in August.

For more information call 309/298-2446 or visit www.fa.wiu.edu

Military Benefits

ILLINOIS VETERANS GRANT AND ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD GRANT:

Application forms are available from the Financial Aid Office or the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). For more information, visit the ISAC website at www.collegesone.com/studentzone/416_871.htm.

G.I. BILL: Applications for the G.I. Bill are available through the Department of Veterans Affairs (www.gibill.va.gov) or Western’s Veterans Affairs Office. For more information, call 390/298-3147 or visit www.wiu.edu/veteranaffairs.

Scholarships

To receive a scholarship application and additional information regarding qualifications and deadlines of Western’s scholarships such as those listed below, visit www.wiu.edu/scholarships.

Trustee Scholarship (Freshmen) Total award: tuition, fees, and room and board.

Trustee Scholarship (Transfer Students) Total award: tuition, fees, and room and board.

Residential Scholar Initiative Program Total award: $3,693 for Fall 2006/Spring 2007; room cost waiver at double room rate for one academic year for freshmen and transfers or one semester for transfers.

Housing and Dining Services

Western’s residence halls provide a little bit of home in the middle of the Macomb campus. Our variety of lifestyle options (from the International House to the Fine Arts Community) are tailor-made to fit your needs. A variety of entrees and dining options to suit any taste or dietary need are served in the residence halls. Can’t find what you’re looking for in your residence hall? Check out the University Union Food Court, which offers •Burger King •S’Barro •Stacks• a convenience store, and • We proudly Brew Starbucks Coffee. Your meal card can be used for food anywhere on campus. Visit www.uhds.wiu.edu for a full description of residence halls and meal plans.

Macomb Open House

WIU’s open house programs are designed to serve freshman and transfer students. The day begins at 8:15a.m with a University fair that includes WIU’s academic colleges and support services offered at Western. You will tour an academic department and meet with an adviser and/or professor. Following lunch, you’ll tour campus and see a residence hall room, the library, the Donald S. Spencer Student Recreation Center, and the University Union.

DISCOVER WESTERN MACOMB DATES:

Oct. 9, 2006 (Mon)         Feb. 19, 2007 (Mon)

Oct. 21, 2006 (Sat)     April 14, 2007 (Sat)

Nov. 10, 2006 (Fri)       July 14, 2007 (Sat)

Dec. 2, 2006 (Sat)

Macomb Campus Visits

The Admissions Reception Center is open 8a.m. to 4:30p.m. most weekdays, and 9:30a.m. to 1p.m. most Saturdays. During the week, one-on-one appointments with faculty from the academic program of your interest, appointments with financial aid advisers, or individual appointments with an admissions counselor may be arranged. Campus tours led by Western students are held daily at 11a.m. and 2p.m. when the University is in session. On Saturdays a group information session is held at 19a.m. followed by a campus tour at 11a.m. when the University is in session.

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The Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, October 21, 2006 - 10 am - 12 pm: Chicago Campus

For reservations call 800-351-3450 or 312-280-3500

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Roosevelt University

OPEN HOUSE

Saturday, November 4, 2006 - 10 am -1 pm: Schaumburg Campus

Saturday, November 11, 2006 - 10 am - 1 pm: Chicago Campus

To reserve your place call 1-877-277-5978, e-mail: applyru@roosevelt@edu or visit http://www.roosevelt.edu/openhouse

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 10/01/06

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Illinois State University

Application fee increase

For students applying to the summer and fall 2007 terms and beyond, the application fee has increased from $30 to $40. This is the first increase since establishing the application fee in 2000. As in the past, the application fee must be received by the supporting document deadline for the term for which the student is applying.

Application deadlines

It is important that students apply to Illinois State one year in advance of the semester they plan to enroll. As our enrollment targets are met, it may be necessary to establish deadlines earlier than those published. Depending on enrollment patterns, it may not be possible to admit all qualified applicants. In order to receive the best consideration, students should apply during the priority filing period for which they are applying.

                                      Priority                                               Application                                            Supporting

Term                                     filing period                                        deadline                                                document deadline

Spring 2007                          April-July 31                                         November 1                                          November 1

Summer 2007                      September1 – November 15                     March 1                                                 June 1

Fall 2007                            September 1 – November 15                     March 1                                                 June 1

Spring 2008                          April 1 – July 31                                   November 1                                          November 1

 Revised “New Start” policy

Significant changes to the New Start policy will go into effect for students applying to the spring 2007 semester and beyond. These changes were made to improve the overall success rate of the students admitted to the University via the New Start policy.The changes include the following:

• Any New Start student who attends a college after leaving Illinois State University must achieve a minimum 2.5 GPA for that college work.

• Students must be away from the University for one full year (e.g., a student who last attended the University in the fall 2005 term cannot re-enroll through New Start until the spring 2007 term).

• Students who choose to return under the Community College Transfer Option must complete a minimum of 24 semester hours in addition to earning an A.A. OR A.S. degree.

•Students applying through New Start must submit a statement describing their potential to do well academically. The intent of the statement is to provide the University with a vehicle to assess the developmental readiness of the student.

• New Start admission applications and supporting documents must be submitted by June 1 for summer/fall semester applicants and November 1 for spring semester applicants. All dates are subject to change.

New Policy

• 2.5 admission GPA (minimum for consideration)

• Completion of 24 semester hours and A.A. or A.S. degree

• Must be away from the University for one full year

• Personal statement describing potential to do well academically

Transfer Registration Program

The Transfer Registration Program provides the opportunity for incoming transfer students to advance register for classes for the upcoming semester. While there will be additional registration opportunities available to students during later registration periods, course selection and advisor availability will be limited. All students who make a Transfer Registration Program appointment are guaranteed the opportunity to meet with an academic advisor and register for classes. Students are also given the opportunity to tour the campus and obtain their Redbird ID card. Students must be admitted to Illinois State approximately one month prior to the Transfer Registration Program to receive an invitation.

Semester                                 Transfer Registration                                   

of enrollment                          Program                                      Admit date

Summer/Fall 2007                   March 23, 30, and April 6, 12             Early March

Spring 2008                             October 13, 17, and 27                    September

 

Academic updates

New sequences in Communication Studies

• Interpersonal Communication

• Organizational Leadership Communication

• Political communication

• New sequences in Marketing

• Integrated Marketing Communication

• Professional Sales

 New minors

 • Organizational Leadership

• Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies

 College of Applied Science and Technology

Technology offers the following areas of study: Construction Management, Industrial Computer Systems, Integrated Manufacturing Systems, Graphic Communications, and Technology Education. For more information and plans of study, please visit www.tec.ilstu.edu or contact the advisor, Cathy McKay, at (309) 438-2665.

 Criminal Justice Sciences

The Criminal Justice Sciences major focuses on the causes and patterns of criminal behavior, the role of victims in the criminal justice system, and the functions of law in both regulating crime and directing the operations of the criminal justice system. The department encourages prospective students to complete the A.A or A.S. degree and the equivalent of the course “Introduction to Criminal Justice Sciences” prior to enrolling at Illinois State.  

 College of Arts and Sciences 

 English

The English Department would like to encourage transfer students to complete their foreign language requirement at the community college. Students who are interested in English Education are encouraged to take a combination of English and teacher education classes at the community college. If students wait to take the majority of English and teacher education courses at Illinois State, the time to degree will be approximately two-and-half to three years.  

Psychology                           

The Psychology Department would prefer for students to take statistics at Illinois State. The Psychology (PSY) 138 course at Illinois State covers both statistics methods and use of SPSS computer programs, while community college statistics courses typically only cover the methods. since the follow-up PSY 340 class emphasizes SPSS, students who took a statistics class without SPSS coverage will be at a disadvantage compared to students who did get exposure to this in their introductory statistics class. We want students to be successful in the psychology major and in their courses!

Speech Pathology and Audiology

Scholarships are available for Speech Pathology majors. The information about these scholarships is available online at www.speechpathaud.ilstu.edu/scholarships_aid. Also, the Au.D. program, which is the clinical doctorate in audiology, is now offered.

There are no longer master’s-level programs in audiology. The Au.D. is the degree that students must have in order to practice as an audiologist.

College of Business

Classes began in the new 118,000-square-foot College of Business Building in January 2005. The facility is unlike any other in the nation-large, professional, and technologically sophisticated. The design of the facility blends the small college campus environment with a corporate presence and state-of-the-art technologies. More information about the building can be found on the Web at www.IllinoisState.edu/openforbusiness. The College of Business has revised its minimum admission requirements for internal and external transfer students. The revised requirements will affect external transfer students seeking admission for the summer and fall of 2007.A new major in Business Information Systems (BIS) was formally approved by the University. BIS courses help students develop a combination of business and technical knowledge enabling them to manage, design, and develop leading-edge business solutions. Beginning this fall, students can enroll in the newly approved Professional Sales sequence. The program incorporates existing personal selling and sales management courses and offers several new courses, including “Ken Account and Relationship Management,” “Professional Sales Planning Analysis,” and “Advanced Professional Selling and Negotiation.” Since its establishment in 2002, the Professional Sales Institute has developed into one of the top programs in the world. Marketing majors have a second new sequence available beginning this fall in Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC). The IMC sequence focuses on advertising and promotions, providing students with an opportunity to add depth to their expertise. Business students can also choose to pursue a new minor in Organizational Leadership, which will expose them to current and traditional approaches to leadership in a systematic way. The primary purpose of the minor is to help students develop their interpersonal and team skills. The Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services offers a premier undergraduate curriculum in Insurance and Risk Management and is now the largest program in the nation. The Educational Investment Fund (EIF) is a four-hour course taken by senior finance majors who manage a real-money investment portfolio valued at $350,000. The EIF program turns 25 next year and the goal is to enhance the student experience by providing networking opportunities with over 500 EIF alumni.

College of Education

The College of Education requires ALL education majors (Early Childhood, Elementary Bilingual, Middle Level, Secondary, and Special Education) to take the Illinois Basic Skills Test. It is highly recommended that transfer students take and pass the basic skills exam prior to attending Illinois State. The College of Education has many locations for their Professional Development Schools (PDS). The Professional Development Schools allow our students a yearlong experience that includes clinical experiences and methodology courses as well as 18 weeks of student teaching. Our faculty travel to the schools and teach the remainder of the upper-division courses that our students need for graduation while they are at the PDS site. The yearlong experience is a great option for our prospective teachers, giving them a better understanding of the full academic year.

College of Fine Arts

Music

Students who wish to be a music major or music minor must audition for entrance to the School of Music. Application for audition and audition repertoire requirements are available on the School of Music Web site at www.music.ilstu.edu. If you have questions, please contact Janet Tulley, assistant to the director of the School of Music, at music@ilstu.edu or (309)438-3566.

Theatre

The school of Theatre is pleased to announce important changes in the admission process for freshmen and transfer students entering the Theatre program in the fall of 2007. These changes impact the Performance sequence (Acting and Dance) and the Design/Production sequence.

Performance sequence (Acting and Dance)

All students intending to pursue the Performance sequence in Acting or Dance are required to audition for admission. Students not admitted to the Performance sequence may enter Illinois State as a theatre major in the Theatre Studies sequence or in a sequence that does not require an audition or portfolio review.

Design/Production sequence

All students intending to pursue the Design/Production sequence are required to participate in a portfolio review/interview for admission. Students not admitted to the Design/Production sequence may enter Illinois State as a theatre major in the Theatre Studies sequence or in a sequence that does not require an audition or portfolio review.

Mennonite College of Nursing

Mennonite College of Nursing began an accelerated B.S.N sequence for students with prior bachelor’s degrees. This grant-funded program allows students to complete their B.S.N in one year following the completion of prerequisites and acceptance into the sequence. The first cohort will start in January 2007.The College of Nursing has partnered with the University of Iowa to provide a collaborative doctoral degree in gerontology.

Scholarships for transfer students

The Community College Transfer Scholarship is a merit-bases scholarship valued at $3.000 ($750 per semester for two years). One award is reserved for a member of Phi Theta Kappa. In order to be considered and to compete for this scholarship, candidates must meet the following requirements:

Earn a cumulative admissions grade point average of 3.5/4.0.

• Complete the A.A or A.S. degree by the time they enroll at Illinois State. The A.A.S. is not eligible for this scholarship.

• Be a first-time community college transfer student at Illinois State for the spring, summer, or fall 2007-2008 terms. Part-time students are not eligible.

Students need to be admitted to Illinois State by March 1, 2007, to be eligible for the scholarship. Invitations are automatically mailed to qualified, admitted students in early March. Candidates are required to submit the scholarship application materials and a 500-word essay. For more information about the Community College Transfer Scholarship, contact the Office of Admissions at (800) 366-2478.

Open houses and campus visits

Illinois State will host three open houses this fall:

Saturday, September 30, 2006… Fall Open House

Monday, October 9, 2006 …. Columbus Day Open House

Friday, November 10, 2006…..Veterans Day Open House

Families will have the opportunity to tour the campus, tour a residence hall, meet with campus representatives from academic and student services areas, and listen to sessions on financial aid. There is also a special session designed specifically for transfer students which will walk students through the steps to enrollment at Illinois State.

New student current expenses

2006-2007 academic year

Tuition and fees

Illinois residents                         $8,039

Room and meal plan                   $6,194    (multiple occupancy, silver meal plan)

Total                                        $14,233

Estimated costs

Books and supplies                      $861

Transportation                            $837

Miscellaneous                             $2,135

Average yearly budget              $18,066

 

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Eastern Illinois University

 ASSOCIATE DEGREE BENEFITS (AA, AS and ASA)

Transfer students who receive an Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, or Associate in Science and Arts degree from an Illinois public community college, Lincoln College, or Springfield College in Illinois will be guaranteed the following:

A) A minimum of 60 semester hours in transfer credit;

B) Junior status; and

C) All lower division EIU General Education requirements are automatically waived.

D) The Cultural Diversity and the Constitution Requirements. A teaching certificate still requires 3 sem hrs in a cultural diversity or 34d world/non-western course and 3 sem hrs in an American Government course. Special Education requires a non-western course.

ASSOCIATES IN FINE ARTS (AFA)

EIU accepts the Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) in Music, Music Education, Art or Art Education for students who have met standard admission requirements and the requirements of the Music Department or Art Department (including placement tests, and auditions or portfolios to demonstrate skill level). The AFA does not fulfill the requirements of the Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. Students will be allowed to complete their General Education at EIU.

ASSOCIATES IN ARTS TEACHING (AAT)

EIU accepts the AAT in Math, AAT in Sciences, AAT in Special Education, and the AAT in Early Childhood Education. Students completing one of the AAT degrees will be considered on par with native students. the EIU curriculum will be determined based on the individual AAT package transferred and the EIU requirements remaining.  Students must complete Eastern’s Formal Admission to Teacher Education Process in order to enroll in upper division certification courses. See http://www.eiu.edu/ceps/teached/index.php for details.

ASSOCIATES IN APPLIED SCIENCES (AAS)

The AAS degree is a professional degree designed to prepare students to go directly into the work force after two years of college. AAS degrees do not automatically meet general education requirements for the bachelors. Eastern accepts all college level credit from an AAS degree. Courses will be evaluated on a course by course basis. If there are no equivalent coursed offered at EIU, then the credit will still be accepted as elective credit and will count towards total hours for graduation.

NO DEGREE or IAI PACKAGE

Concerning a student who transfers to Eastern without an AA, AS, ASA degree or the IAI:

Placement of Courses – Transfer work will be evaluated on a course by course basis. Courses will be placed into the comparable general education and major requirements listed in the EIU Catalog the student chooses.

IAI BENEFITS

Transfer students who complete the IAI General Education (37-41 sem. hr. package) and approved Major courses from any participating College or University in Illinois will be guaranteed the following:

A) All lower division EIU General Education requirements are automatically waived.

B) The Cultural Diversity Requirement & Constitution Requirement will be met.

C) Comparable course matches in the major will be granted credit at the lower level

DUAL ADMISSION

Dual Admission to Eastern is a pilot program with selected community colleges. Dual Admission is available to students planning to complete a transferable associate degree at one of the participating community colleges and baccalaureate degree at EIU. Students who fulfill the requirements of the Dual Admission Program are guaranteed acceptance to the University with full junior status.

However, students must meet departmental requirements for acceptance into specific majors. Also, students who transfer with associate degrees that do not fulfill the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) General Education Core Curriculum requirements may have to attend additional semesters to complete their baccalaureate degree. For more information and benefits of the Dual Admission Program see http://www.eiu.edu/~transfer/dualadmission.htm.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

(1) GENERAL EDUCATION

            -Complete a general education program/package (IAI, Associates or EIU equivalent)

            -(3) Semester Hours of Senior Seminar (Capstone course all students complete during the senior year, chosen outside of major area).

(2) DEGREE PROGRAM

            -All departmental requirements for a major must be met

            -Some majors have specific GPA requirements

            -Associate degrees do not guarantee admission to all major programs

(3) 12 SEMESTER HOURS AT EIU IN MAJOR

(4) 40 SEMESTER HOURS UPPER DIVISION

            -Courses from a community college or other 2-year institution will not count in this total

(5) 42 SEMESTER HOURS FROM EIU

            -32 must be taken in junior and senior years

            -12 must be taken during the senior year

(6) 56 SEMESTER HOURS FROM A SENIOR LEVEL INSTITUTION

            -Credit transferred from other senior level institutions are counted

            -42 semester hours still must be from EIU

(7) 120 SEMESTER HOURS CUMULATIVE

            -Cumulative GPA must be 2.0 or higher

            -All college level credit including general electives count toward 120 hours

(8) TWO COURSES OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE

This is a Graduation Requirement. Students may be exempt from this requirement based on foreign language taken while in high school or at their previous colleges.

            Exemptions:

-All students who have completed TWO YEARS in a single foreign language in high school with a “C” average are exempt.

            -All students who have completed the of a single foreign language in college with a passing grade have met this requirement.

(9) RECEIVE A GRADE OF “A”, “B”, OR “C” IN ENGLISH & SPEECH

Required for graduation. Students who have completed an AA, AS or an ASA degree but have received a “D” or “F”  in ENG1001G, ENG1002G, CMN1310G, or the substitutions will be required to repeat the course in order to graduate.

(10) WRITING COMPETENCY

First time students entering any college after high school graduation in the Fall 2000 or after will be required to complete the Electronic Writing Portfolio at Eastern.

• If 0-29 semester hours are transferred, four essays are required (unless ENG 1001G and 1002G are completed, then 3 essays will be required.

•  If 30-59 hours are transferred, three essays are required

•  If 60 or more hours are transferred, then two essays are required (last essay is from the Senior Seminar).

All students choosing the Catalog year 2001-2002 or after will be required to complete the Electronic Writing Portfolio regardless of when they initially enrolled in college.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

***FALL 2006 AND SUBSEQUENT CATALOGS***

General Education courses are identified on student transfer evaluations. Courses that fulfill general education requirements have been noted under the “Comment” area on the evaluation, using a special “tag”.

PREFIX:

            G – Course is counted toward Eastern’s General Education*

                        *Students who have earned more than 15 semester hours of Eastern credit must choose courses equivalent to an Eastern General Education course.

            I – Course is approved by the Illinois Articulation Initiative

SUFFIX:

D or N - Course meets a Cultural Diversity Requirement (D for Diversity, N for Non-Western). Students are required to complete a course with a focus on Cultural Diversity. If an IAI course is taken that has the “D” or “N” designation, then the general education Cultural Diversity requirement will be met. If requirements have not been satisfied, the student will be expected to complete appropriate course work at Eastern.

N/W – Course approved to meet Teacher Certification Requirements in a Non-Western/3rd World

GENERAL EDUCATION SEGMENTS

LANGUAGE: 9 semester hours (LG)

            The requirement is three courses: two in reading and writing and one in listening and speaking. These courses are graded A, B, C, NO CREDIT.

MATHEMATICS: 3 semester hours (MA)

            The requirement is a mathematics course in which emphasis is placed on using reasoning abilities for quantitative problem solving.

SCIENTIFIC AWARENESS: 7 semester hours (BS) or (PS)

            The requirement is at least one course in the Biological Sciences (BS) and one in the Physical Sciences (PS). At least one of the courses must be a laboratory course.

HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS: 9 semester hours (HU) or (FA)

            The requirement is at least one course from Humanities (HU) and one from Fine Arts (FA).

Courses must represent at least two different disciplines.

SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES:  9 semester  hours (SB)

            The requirement is three courses selected from at least two different disciplines. (American Government/Constitution is still a teaching certificate requirement).

SENIOR SEMINAR: 3 semester hours

            TO BE COMPLETED AFTER TRANSFER TO EASTERN.

FOREIGN LANGUATE is a Graduation Requirement: 0 – 8 semester hours (FOR LG)

            The requirement is two courses in a single foreign language.

                          Exemptions:

- All students who have completed TWO YEARS in a single foreign language in high      school with a “C” average are exempt.

- All students who have completed the SECOND SEMESTER of a single foreign   language in college with a passing grade have met this requirement.

***For More Information***

CALL RITA PEARSON, TRANSFER COORDINATOR (217) 581-7663

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Southern Illinois University - Carbondale

Open Houses:

Monday, October 9, 2006 - 9:00a.m: Student Center

Saturday, November 4, 2006 - 9:00a.m: Recreation Center

Saturday, December 2, 2006 - 9:00a.m: Recreation Center

Monday, February 19, 2007 - 9:00a.m: Student Center

Saturday, March 24, 2007 - 9:00a.m: Student Center

Friday, July 20, 2007 - 9:00a.m: Recreation Center

NEWS ITEMS FOR THE WEEK OF 09/17/06

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Elmhurst College

Elmhurst College’s Graduate and Adult programs information session

Meet with faculty and staff, learn about traditional and accelerated programs, admission and transfer credit policies, and attend a free financial aid workshop.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

8:30 a.m. Registration/Breakfast

9:00a.m. Information Session

Elmhurst College – The Frick Center

190 Prospect Avenue

Elmhurst, IL 60126

To reserve your seat, call The School for Advanced Learning at 630.617.3300 or e-mail sal@elmhurst.edu.

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Roosevelt University

OPEN HOUSE

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2006 - 10 AM - 1 PM - SCHAUMBURG CAMPUS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2006 - 10 AM - 1 PM - CHICAGO CAMPUS

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2006 - 11 AM - 7 PM - ONLINE OPEN HOUSE

For more information call 1-877-277-5978 or visit http://www.roosevelt.edu/info

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University of Saint Francis

OPEN HOUSE

OCTOBER 25, 2006 AND MARCH 27, 2007 - 3 TO 7 PM

  1. Explore many transfer scholarship opportunities

  2. Find out what financial assistance is available to you

  3. Meet with a counselor and receive credit evaluation

  4. Have questions answered by faculty

Bring official transcripts. To RSVP call 1-800-735-7500, e-mail admissions@stfrancis.edu or visit online at http://www.stfrancis.edu/openhouse

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University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign

Foreign Language Graduation Requirements

As a part of the University’s continuing effort to unify general education and graduation requirements across colleges, the university has implemented a foreign language graduation requirement for all colleges and programs. All students will have to complete the third semester in college. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the College of Business require the completion of the fourth level of foreign language for graduation.

Transfer students can meet the foreign language transfer requirement through high school coursework or college work. The minimum transfer requirement for foreign language is listed under each college in the proceeding pages. Transfer students are encouraged to go beyond the transfer requirement and complete the graduation requirement for foreign language.

Transfer students who have taken foreign language in high school but did not take any in college and will be taking foreign language after transferring to Illinois will need to take a foreign language placement exam. Information concerning the foreign language placement exam will be sent to the student after the student has been admitted.

Illinois Basic Skills Test

Every student interested in applying to a teacher certification program is required to pass the Illinois Basic Skills Test before admission can be granted. Students will need to take the Illinois Basic Skills Test by December at the latest, so that the results will be ready by the application timeline of January 15 to March 1.

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

If a student began college in summer 1998 or later, all IAI approved courses will be transferable whether or not the entire IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) is completed.

If a student transfers to Illinois prior to completion of the GECC, course-to-requirement credit (and often course-to-course credit) for Illinois’ lower division campus general education requirements will be given. Each undergraduate college is responsible for evaluating credit for degree completion. Students should know that Illinois has some additional General Education requirements beyond those required by IAI. Please note that many majors at Illinois have prerequisite course patterns that must be met to be eligible for admission.

Visiting Illinois

Transfer Student Day will be on Friday, February 2, 2007. If your students are unable to attend, they can contact the Admissions Office at 217-333-0302 to schedule an individual appointment with a counselor so that the student’s specific questions are answered. It is recommended that the student bring an unofficial transcript to help advise the student and to note the student’s progress and performance.

Graduation Requirement

Beginning with the fall 2007 semester, transfer students will be required to complete at least 60 semester hours of credit at the University of Illinois of which 21 hours must be at the 300 or 400 level. Although the colleges will be flexible in regards to this requirement for the fall 2007 semester, the colleges will adhere to this graduation requirement more closely for subsequent transfer students.                

College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college will be required for admission.

The minimum grade point average for ACES is 2.5 (4.0 = A). Dietetics will continue to require a minimum grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 = A).

For fall 2007, students applying to Human Nutrition will be required to have a 3.0 GPA.

All applicants to ACES must have completed the appropriate math course for their major.

College of Applied Health Sciences

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission.

Students interested in athletic training apply to Kinesiology for the first semester at Illinois and then apply to the athletic training concentration.

Community Health has a disability and rehabilitation studies concentration.

Institute of Aviation

Foreign language is not a requirement for admission. However, the Aviation Human Factors program requires completion of the third year in high school or through the third semester in college to meet the graduation requirement.

The minimum grade point average for the Institute of Aviation is 2.7 (4.0 = A).

Mandatory retirement for many of today’s pilots will cause an expected pilot shortage through 2007.

College of Business

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission.

The College of Business has a GPA range of 3.0 to a 4.0. The average GPA for admission last year was a 3.3.

All students need to complete all of their pre-requisites and have junior status by the end of the spring term. Students are not allowed to complete during the summer any course pre-requisites or any hours used towards the minimum 60 semester hours of transferable credit.

Students interested in accounting are encouraged to (1) complete the equivalency of Economics Statistics I (Economics 202) before transferring, and (2) to apply for summer to continue fall so as to finish Economics Statistics II (Economics 203) before starting in the fall. This will enable them to immediately begin the 300 level accountancy sequence.

For Fall 2008, Calculus I and II will be the only math requirement. It is strongly encouraged for Fall 2007.

College of Communications

Freshman composition and an introductory statistics are required for admission; in addition, advertising applicants must also complete Statistics 100 or equivalent.

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission.

All students need to complete all of their pre-requisites and have junior status by the end of the spring term if applying for the fall. Students are not allowed to complete during the summer any course pre-requisites or any hours needed towards the minimum 60 semester hours of transferable credit.

The essays will carry significant weight in the admissions process.

College Education

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission.

Elementary and early childhood education requires a math grade from transfer applicants.

All applicants are required to take the Basic Skills Test and have the results submitted during the regular application period.

Special education is considering sophomore applicants due to the sequencing of the required courses needed for graduation from special education. The student’s academics from high school will also be evaluated in these cases.

College of Engineering

Students need to complete through the second level of the same foreign language in high school or college for admission. It is highly recommended that students complete the graduation requirement of the third level in high school or college prior to transferring to free up space in the student’s schedule for other engineering courses.

The College of Engineering expects to admit a minimum cumulative and technical grade point average of 3.0 94.0 = A).

The technical grade point average is derived from the grades earned in the math, physics, and chemistry courses.

College of Fine and Applied Arts

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission to all curricula.

Students must complete the first quantitative reasoning course prior to transfer.

Urban & Regional Planning requires a minimum grade point average of 2.75 (A = 4.0), but most transfer students that are admitted have a grade point average over 3.0. Urban & Regional will only be considering students with 60 semester hours or more of transferable credit.

Art and Music Education students will be required to pass the Illinois Basic Skills Test prior to admission.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Completion through the third level of one foreign language in high school or through the second level in college is required for admission.

Transfer students interested in either Integrative Biology or Molecular & Cellular Biology are required to complete a biology sequence designed for biology majors.

Students interested in psychology need a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and complete three psychology courses, including an introductory psychology course, with a 3.0 GPA or better in those courses.

 Students interested in biochemistry are required to complete three semesters of chemistry (including organic chemistry with lab), two semesters of calculus, and one semester of molecular and cellular biology.

Students interested in mathematics are required to complete an introductory sequence in calculus.

Students interested in applying to secondary education should apply to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences in the area of study that they wish to teach.

• Math & Computer Science and Statistics & Computer Sciences majors now require a GPA of 3.2 (4.0 = A).

Please refer to our Transfer Handbook (www.admissions.uiuc.edu/transfer/requirements.html) for complete listings of programs and prerequisites.

 

Important Dates and Deadlines

Students are encouraged to apply online at www.apply.uiuc.edu.

       Spring Semester                                                                         Fall Semester

Application Dates: September 1st – November 1st          Application Dates: January 15th –March 1st

After that date applications are taken on a space                 After that date applications are taken on a

  available basis only.                                                             space available basis only.

All collegiate and high school transcripts must be                 • All collegiate and high school transcripts must

   Postmarked by November 1st.                                              be postmarked by March 1st.

   Notification Time: December                                           Notification Time: Mid to Late-April

 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

General Transfer Information

Admissions

The University of Illinois offers more than 150 degree programs in nine undergraduate divisions.

Applicants must apply to one specific program.

Admissions decisions are based on several criteria:

            Number of transferable credit hours required for a specific program

            Required transferable grade point average (GPA)

            Course distribution within the program

            Additional information supplied in the student’s application essays

            Students may be able to petition under special circumstances – check with a counselor

Transferable GPA is based on all transferable courses attempted.

            If a course is retaken and both grades appear on the transcript, the grades are averaged together.

  If a course is retaken and an “R” appears on the transcript instead of the original grade, it will be counted as an “F” and will be averaged with the other grade.

Students who previously attended Illinois must talk to the college where they last attended to determine that college’s re-entry policy.

Applicant must submit transcripts from ALL colleges where they last attended for the application to be complete.

A high school transcript will be required as part of the admissions process, if the foreign language requirement for admission is being fulfilled through high school coursework.

Application fee is $40 for domestic applicants and $50 for international applicants.

 

Housing

About one-fourth of all transfer students choose to live in the University Residence halls during their first year at Illinois. Students are matched, when possible, with roommates who are juniors and seniors in the same major or college. In 1998, Illinois created the Transfer Student Cluster to ease the transition of incoming upper-division students. Conveniently located near the Quad and library, the cluster gives transfers a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the campus and community. Information about the University Residence Halls and other types of certified housing is included with the Notice of Admission packet when students are admitted.

To learn more about University Residence Halls, visit www.housing.uiuc.edu, or contact University Contracts and Assignments at 217.333.7111 or housing@uiuc.edu.

For transfer students planning to live in an apartment, the Tenant Union is available to answer questions about landlord complaint histories, housing types, locations and options. They can also help with the review of lease contracts. All services of this fee-supported program are free. The Tenant Union can be reached at 217.333.0112 or at www.tenantunion.edu.

Financial Aid

For need-based financial aid, students should file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. The preferential filing date is March 15th, for the 2006-2007 academic year. However, if a student has missed this University deadline, they can still apply and be considered for state and federal student financial aid programs that have later deadlines. For more information, please visit www.osfa.uiuc.edu.

Merit-based scholarships are awarded by the colleges. When a student applies to the university, a student automatically makes application for any scholarships for which he/she may be qualified.