There was more good news than usual this fall for students with prior college credit looking to apply to any of Loyola’s degree programs as the University became a signatory to the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). According to the IAI, all universities and colleges agreeing to participate in the initiative agree to accept a package of credits, including the majority of core courses in completed Associates degrees.
The IAI also means that some lower grades are now being accepted as well for applicants for Fall 2013 and later. These changes are all regardless of where the applicant is transferring from, in-state or out-of-state.
What it boils down to is a greater number of transfer credits are likely to be accepted by Loyola University Chicago for applicants moving forward, which is great news for adult applicants looking to complete a degree. The average SCPS applicant comes in with nearly 30 credits already, and now more of them are likely to count towards one of our degree programs. Anyone interested in a transfer credit evaluation should feel free to sign up for one of SCPS’ monthly "Complete Your Degree" evaluation events, where our staff can get you an unofficial degree audit and answer any questions you might have about applying to SCPS. If you have questions about the Illinois Articulation Initiative, please call the SCPS office at 312.915.6501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.