With more than 70 new 2+2
agreements with public and private institutions, Southwestern Illinois College
is striving to make the transfer process seamless for university-bound
The articulation agreements
establish a set of SWIC courses/credits that will be accepted by specific
colleges and universities for designated majors.
“These agreements allow students
to enter their major program with required courses in place,” said SWIC
Transfer Coordinator Amanda Starkey. “It prevents them from taking courses that
meet our associate degree requirements but cannot be used for the major they
Universities working with SWIC
on this initiative include Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, McKendree
University and the University of Illinois, among many others.
The 2+2 agreements list
coursework to be successfully completed during the two years at SWIC to
guarantee entry at the junior level upon transfer, as well as the courses that
must be completed at the four-year university.
More than half of the
articulation agreements are with SIUE including bachelor’s programs in art,
criminal justice, ecology, engineering and mathematics. Other examples include
a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and nine Bachelor of Arts programs at
McKendree University; Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Practice Management
with Maryville University; and Bachelor
of Science in Agriculture and Consumer Economics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
also has numerous dual enrollment agreements with Illinois and Missouri
universities, and participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative, a
statewide agreement that helps to expedite the transfer of students’ general
education core courses from SWIC to participating colleges and universities.
The college has been a member of IAI since 1998.
For more information about 2+2
Articulation Agreements, speak to a SWIC academic advisor at 618-235-2700, ext.
5186, or visit swic.edu/transfer.