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Illinois State University

Illinois State University – Normal, Illinois
Guaranteed Transfer Admission Partner

Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, is a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. Illinois State promotes the highest academic standards in teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections that are built among them. At Illinois State, you can choose from 165 bachelor's degree options and discover unique and challenging opportunities that will turn your undergraduate experience into a competitive advantage.

Your Path to Illinois State University

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New Students

If you are a new student interested in learning about Guaranteed Transfer Admissions or applying to CLC

  1. Contact Enrollment Services at or (847) 543-2090.

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Current CLC Students

If you are a current student at CLC

  1. Contact a Counselor at (847) 543-2060 or stop by Room A124 at the Grayslake Campus to start planning out your Guaranteed Transfer Admissions Pathway.
  2. Complete a Redbird Promise Participation Form at least one year in advance of your first semester at Illinois State University.
  3. Review the Redbird Promise Guaranteed Admission Requirements that must be met in order to guarantee admission to Illinois State University.

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Why transfer to Illinois State University?

  • With 34% of Illinois State students transferring from other colleges and universities, Illinois State is known for being a transfer-friendly institution.
  • Illinois State's transfer resources and two-year plans of study allow students to transition seamlessly and complete their degrees in any one of 165 majors offered.
  • Ranked by US News & World Report as a Top 100 Public University and as a Top 5 Best Bang for the Buck in the Midwest by Washington Monthly, Illinois State students return, graduate, and pay back their loans at rates that are among the nation's best.
  • Illinois State offers both Phi Theta Kappa and Transfer Student Scholarships.

Learn more about Illinois State University

Guaranteed Transfer Admission Partnerships

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