Dual Admission

The Dual Admission Program is designed to bridge the transfer process for Southwestern Illinois College students to participating four-year colleges and universities. Students who fulfill the requirements of their dual admission agreement are guaranteed acceptance into their intended college/university with full junior status. Please note, however, that while acceptance to a particular college/university is guaranteed, acceptance into a specific program will vary based on departmental requirements.

Benefits of Dual Admission

  • Guaranteed acceptance to a four-year college or university
  • Access to academic advising at both institutions
  • Students completing their Associate in Arts, Associate in Science or Associate in Fine Arts degrees will be placed at junior status at the four-year college/university and all general education requirements will be met
  • Students can take advantage of tuition savings at the community college level for the first two years of general education
  • Access to degree audit systems at both institutions
  • Additional benefits may be available, but vary by participating schools

Participating Schools

Applying for Dual Admission

  1. Request a Dual Admission Program packet from the SWIC Enrollment Services Office by phone at
    618-235-2700, ext. 5444.
  2. Submit the SWIC New Student Information Form to Enrollment Services.

    In Person: 

    • Belleville Campus Enrollment Services - Information Sciences Building, Room 1050
    • Red Bud Campus Enrollment Services, Room 175
    • Sam Wolf Granite City Campus Administrative Office, Room 400

    By Fax:
    Fax to 618-222-9768

    By Mail:
    Enrollment Services Office
    Southwestern Illinois College
    2500 Carlyle Ave.
    Belleville, IL 62221

  3. Send official high school transcripts and SAT/ACT scores to both Southwestern Illinois College and the intended four-year college/university (if required).
  4. Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 grading system) based on all college-level work completed at SWIC 


For more information regarding the Dual Admission Program, please contact Enrollment Services via email or by phone at 618-235-2700, ext. 5444, or toll-free at 866-942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5444.