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Useful Transfer Links

Explore websites that will help you plan your transition to a university based upon your specific needs and personal and academic goals. Includes information on Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) campus resources.

  • Transferology: Students enter coursework, exams, and/or military learning experiences, then discover in a single click how many schools in the Transferology network have matching courses that may be awarded when the student transfers. Many Illinois institutions participate in Transferology and it is free for anyone to use. View a short instructional video on how to use Transferology.
  • 12 Reasons to Stay in Illinois: This site provides current information about each state university, including a comparative chart on admission, cost, curricula, and other relevant information. (PDF)
  • Illinois State Universities At-A-Glance: This document provides a summary of minimum high school course requirements for admission of freshman to Illinois public universities. (PDF)
  • Private Illinois Colleges and Universities (PICU): List of 50 private Illinois Colleges and Universities who are committed to creating smooth transfer pathways.
  • College Board: Search for colleges and universities based on location, cost, majors and more
  • College Navigator: Find the right college for you using a powerful tool created by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)
  • College Source: Online library of thousands of college catalogs and course descriptions.
  • Peterson's Guide to College: Find information on colleges and universities and read reviews
  • Unigo: A free, student generated guide to North American colleges for prospective applicants
  • Transfer Times: Learn about and connect with four-year colleges and universities across Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. Scholarship contest awards two $6,000 scholarships per school year.
  • US News College Rankings: Annual ranking of colleges and universities that assesses programs, student life, and various satisfaction factors.
  • US News Online College Rankings: Search the best online bachelor's degree programs based on factors such as graduation rates, indebtedness of new graduates and academic and career support services offered to students.
  • FastWeb: Find scholarships that may be available to you to help finance your education
  • Illinois Licensure Testing System (ILTS) Website: For students interested in pursing a teacher education program, find registration and testing information along with study guides for the Test of Academic Proficiency (TAP): Passing the required licensure tests is one component of the process for licensure in the state of Illinois.
  • Affordable Colleges Online: This site provides free higher education tools and information for online learning and focuses more on the not-for profit, accredited programs. View guidebooks for veterans, students with disabilities, and minority students in the College Spotlight section, see in-depth financial aid section, and review the directory of introductory Massively Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from top universities.
  • Edudemic: Affordable Online Colleges: This site ranks over 180 American online colleges based on student value, price, and reputation. You can also research rankings and reports specific to Illinois' online schools.
  • Midwest Student Exchange Program:  The Midwest Student Exchange Program, or MSEP, is a multi-state tuition reciprocity program. MSEP provides more affordable opportunities for students to attend out-of-state institutions. Through the MSEP, public institutions agree to charge students no more than 150% of the in-state resident tuition rate for specific programs; private institutions offer a 10% reduction on their tuition rates. Search this website for participating states and institutions.
  • Christian College and Universities: Search for information on Christian colleges and universities throughout the United States
  • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU): Information on colleges or universities that are members of the HACU organization where the total Hispanic student enrollment constitutes a minimum of 10-25 percent of the student population.
  • Hispanic College and University Search: Find the perfect Hispanic college for you.
  • Latino College Dollars: Information about scholarships available for Latino student attending college throughout the Untied States.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU): Information on and links to colleges and universities that are members of the HBCU organization.
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Campus Resources: Information on and links to various LGBT resources offered at various colleges and universities.