Transfer Opportunities – Your Passport to a Bachelor’s Degree

Begin your academic journey at College of DuPage and transfer to a four-year college or university of your choice.  Through our innovative transfer agreements with four-year colleges and universities and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), our students and graduates can transfer seamlessly to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Earning Your Bachelor’s Degree

Two common pathways to consider when transferring from College of DuPage:

3+1 Programs

It is a convenient and economical way to earn your B.A. or B.S. degree in selected academic programs. College of DuPage has partnered with prominent universities to offer high-caliber degree programs at a greatly reduced cost: 

  • Take three years of classes at College of DuPage
  • Advanced classes are taught by faculty from our partner universities, many of which are offered on College of DuPage’s main campus
  • Partner universities are educational leaders in their respective program areas. 
  • Advanced classes are offered at a reduced tuition rate.


2+2 Transfer Programs

A traditional 2+2 agreement allows a student to complete 2 years (approximately 64 credit hours) at College of DuPage and another 2 years at a college/university to complete a bachelor's degree. An enhanced 2+2, on the other hand, allows a student to complete up to 90 semester credits of coursework, mostly general education courses, and then transfer to complete the remaining credits toward a bachelor's degree at a four-year college/university.

Transfer Guides

Transfer guides suggest specific College of DuPage course subjects that meet pre-requisites for specific majors. These guides also provide: contact information, basic information about the major, admission and degree requirements, general education requirements and transfer policies. Transfer guides generally are not specific to a particular associate’s degree.    

Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)

The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide transfer agreement, which is transferable among more than 100 participating college or universities in Illinois. IAI allows students to concentrate on completing their general education core courses, and works best for students who know they are going to transfer but undecided on the college or university that will grant their baccalaureate degree. For more information, visit the IAI website


Contact Information

Counseling and Advising Services
Student Services Center (SSC), Room 3200, (630) 942-2259

Regular Hours for the Glen Ellyn campus:

Monday to Thursday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Check with each off-campus center for their hours:

Carol Stream

New to College of DuPage?
Stop by or call Campus Central at (630) 942-3000 or Counseling, Advising and Transfer at (630) 942-2259.

Continuing or Past COD Students
For appointments at COD's main campus, call (630) 942-2259, or one of the COD Centers.

Ask a counselor a question.

Transfer Events

Transferring from COD? Check out the schedule of events.


  • Spotlight: Holly Greenwell

    Holly GreenwellTransfer Program

    "Students should look at the future and think about how much debt or loans they might have to pay off, because College of DuPage is a great school where students can get a fantastic education for an unbeatable price."

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  • Spotlight: Justin Roman

    Justin RomanTransfer Program

    "COD was the best choice I could have made. I got my associate's degree, and it bought me about two years to figure out where I wanted to go and what I wanted to do. Plus, it saved my parents money."

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  • Spotlight: Matt Brousil

    Matt BrousilTransfer Program

    "During my first year, I was just feeling my way around and getting a handle on the atmosphere. But I knew how important it was to get involved with other students and learn from their perspectives."

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  • Spotlight: Emily Hollingsworth

    Emily HollingsworthTransfer Program

    "College of DuPage is helping me meet my goals by giving me a good college education at an affordable price. This allows me to continue on to my bachelor’s degree with less debt than most college juniors would have."

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  • Spotlight: Brandon Mattingly

    Brandon MattinglyTransfer Program

    "Spending two years at COD allowed me to better prepare myself for a fast-paced, intellectually and creatively challenging environment like NYU and in some ways, living in NYC."

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Outstanding Graduates for 2017


Renee Mecklenburg and Safia Khan

Safia Khan and Renee Mecklenburg, both of Lombard, are the 2017 Outstanding Graduates at College of DuPage.

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