Students who have completed college coursework with a grade of D or better through a regionally accredited institution may submit a request to have the credit evaluated toward a degree/certificate at Southwestern Illinois College. Some programs and course requisites may require courses to be completed with a grade of C or better. Some career/occupational programs may accept credit from other career/technical institutions. Transfer credit grades are not included in the cumulative grade point average (GPA).
Transferring your coursework
A New Student Information form must be submitted prior to requesting an evaluation of transfer credit.
Students must see an academic advisor to declare their official program/plan.
To ensure an evaluation of credit, a Transfer Credit Evaluation Request Form must be completed and submitted to Enrollment Services. An official transcript must be received from each institution where the credit was earned. Electronic transcripts submitted through Credentials eScrip-Safe, Parchment and Joint Service Transcripts (JST) are accepted.
Electronic transcripts can also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org directly from the institution. If a transcript is received through this account from a student, it will not be considered official. Hand-carried transcripts will be accepted as official only if brought in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution.
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) facilitates the transfer of students from one Illinois institution to another. Both a general education core curriculum and a lower-division major recommendation course listing have been developed. If you are looking for assistance on how your courses will transfer to SWIC or for a list of all of our Illinois Articulation Initiative general education courses. Visit itransfer.org
Transferology is an online tool that helps you view program requirements, look at course equivalencies, and see how courses you have taken or plan to take transfer to another college or university. Visit transferology.com
Students who have attended an international institution should submit an official transcript report in English from one of the following services: ECE/Education Credential Evaluators or WES/World Education Services. More information can be found at ece.org or wes.org. SWIC will utilize the report as a guideline for the evaluation of course credit and reserves the right to award appropriate credit. Additional information, such as course descriptions may be requested to determine the appropriate equivalency.
What to expect
Once received by SWIC, transcripts will not be released to third parties or returned to students either in original or copy form. Upon receipt of all transcripts and the transfer credit evaluation form, credit will be evaluated toward the student’s current degree or certificate program and applied to your SWIC transcript. Students should check the “To Do List” in eSTORM for their evaluation status.
Students may track their degree progress by selecting the degree progress link under Academic History in their Student Center on eSTORM.
To submit your Transfer Credit Evaluation Request form online, log into eSTORM and select the Transfer Credit Evaluation link found in other academic dropdown under Academics in your Student Center.
Enrollment Services Office
Information Sciences Building, Room 1050
Phone: (866) 942-SWIC (7942), ext. 5455
(618) 235-2700, ext. 5455
Southwestern Illinois College
2500 Carlyle Avenue
Belleville, IL 62221
Transferology is a part of the iTransfer site for all Illinois students and academic advisors that tells you not only what courses transfer, but how they count toward a specific bachelor’s degree, too! Watch this video on how to use Transferology: