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COD, UIC Announce New Transfer Admission Guarantee Agreement

COD and UIC Tag Agreement

By Robyn Johnson

A new Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreement with the University of Illinois at Chicago enables College of DuPage students to complete two years of courses at COD before transferring to UIC to earn bachelor’s degrees in the areas of Architecture, Design and the Arts; Business Administration; Education; Engineering; Liberal Arts and Sciences; Public Health; and Urban Planning and Public Affairs.

“This agreement provides a streamlined, systematic and affordable opportunity for students to earn a bachelor’s degree at a prestigious university such as UIC,” said College of DuPage President Dr. Ann Rondeau. “College of DuPage continues to search for innovative partnerships to motivate and assist students to achieve their academic goals. This partnership establishes the type of exceptional agreement we will pursue for our students.”

College of DuPage will provide students with an advisor transfer coordinator who will work with the student until a successful transfer to UIC is achieved. Upon completion of their course work at COD, students who maintain a 3.0 GPA will enter UIC with junior status. Students with GPAs of 3.8 or higher will receive guaranteed admission into the UIC Honors College. All TAG course work at College of DuPage must be completed within three years of initial participation in the program.

“This agreement will bring certainty of admission for students and identify clear paths for transfer of credit,” said Kevin Browne, UIC vice provost for academic and enrollment services.”

The tuition rate COD students pay upon transferring to UIC will not increase under the university’s Undergraduate Guaranteed Tuition Program, according to Browne.

For more information, contact Dr. Emmanuel Awuah, COD Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs at (630) 942-2652 or The UIC Transfer Assistance Center will serve as a resource for newly admitted transfer students under the transfer admission guaranteed agreement.

College of DuPage is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Serving approximately 27,000 students each term, College of DuPage is the largest public community college in the state of Illinois. The College grants nine associate degrees and offers more than 170 career and technical certificates in over 50 areas of study.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, one of the top research universities in the United States, is Chicago’s largest university and one of the nation’s most diverse. Deeply committed to its urban mission, UIC is a leader in teaching, research, clinical practice and outreach aimed at eliminating disparities in health, education and economic opportunity. Its 15 colleges include the nation’s largest college of medicine and six other health sciences colleges, as well as regional health science campuses in Peoria, Rockford, Urbana-Champaign and the Quad Cities. 

Pictured (front row): Kevin M. Browne, Vice Provost for Academic and Enrollment Services, UIC; Dr. Ann Rondeau, President, COD; (Second row, left to right): Dr. Emmanuel Awuah, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, COD; Robert Dixon, J.D., Registrar, UIC; Dr. Joseph Collins, Vice President, Academic Affairs, COD.

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