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

Eligibility for Dual Admission

  1. Submit the New Student Information Form to Enrollment Services.
  2. Follow the application guidelines established by your four-year college/university.
  3. Complete any remaining steps in the Steps to Enrollment.
  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 us at or 618-235-2700, ext. 5455.