Start your degree at Parkland and finish at any 4-year school. Our credits are transferable, so you can save thousands on your first two years of college, no matter where you decide to go. When you鈥檙e ready to transfer, we鈥檙e here to help.

Cost Comparison Per Year

Institution Cost
Parkland 好色tv $4,104*
4-year Public (Average) $14,268**
4-year Private (Average) $23,067**

* Full-Time (2 Semesters @ 12 credit hours per semester in-district tuition
** Source: Illinois Student Assistance Commission

Parkland's Guarantee

Parkland students who complete the requirements for a baccalaureate-oriented associate degree can transfer all credits in courses selected with the assistance of a Parkland Academic Success Advisor to a specified, IAI participating,听four-year college or university in Illinois as planned. If a course selected with the assistance of an advisor via student or academic planning does not transfer, Parkland will refund the tuition for that course.

*In some cases, a course may not fulfill the degree requirements of the IAI transfer program and would be considered an elective

Illinois Articulation Initiative

Parkland participates in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a comprehensive statewide transfer agreement among colleges and universities in Illinois.听 IAI guarantees the transfer of accepted general education courses to and from participating colleges and universities within the state.听

For a list of Parkland general education courses that are part of the IAI agreement, see the GECC webpage.听 All courses that are options in the GECC sequence are covered by this transfer agreement.听 For additional information about Parkland鈥檚 participation in IAI, click here.

Transfer Options

We strongly encourage you to meet with a Parkland Academic Success Advisor early in your college planning to ensure that you are on track to transfer as quickly as possible. To schedule, please visit

Associate Degrees

To pursue an associate鈥檚 degree at Parkland, you鈥檒l enroll in general education courses and a few interest-specific courses. After completion, you鈥檒l be ready to transfer to the four-year institution of your choice! Can鈥檛 come to campus? No problem, some degrees can be finished completely online.

Associate in Arts 鈥 A.A. (completely online option available)
Associate in Science 鈥 A.S. (completely online option available)
Associate in Fine Arts 鈥 A.F.A.
Associate in Engineering Science 鈥 A.E.S.

Transfer Agreements

Parkland has transfer agreements with many four-year universities in the state of Illinois to ensure that you鈥檒l be able to apply your Parkland credits toward a bachelor鈥檚 degree at their university. To see which schools we have these agreements with, and for more information about transferring to these schools, select the institution that you are interested in transferring to here:

Eastern Illinois University

Franklin University


Illinois State University

Lewis University


Monmouth 好色tv

Northern Illinois University

Olivet Nazarene

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

  •  (How Parkland's courses transfer to SIUE)

University of Illinois Chicago

University of Illinois Springfield

University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

University of St. Francis

Western Illinois University

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

The Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program is a partnership between specific Community 好色tvs and the University of Illinois at Chicago that offers a guaranteed transfer pathway to several UIC programs. TAG offers certainty to parents and students who want to听transfer to UIC rather than attend as first year students. For more Information about the TAG program, visit , or contact Myriah Benner-Coogan at听mbenner@parkland.edu听or 217-351-2478.听

2+2 Agreements

Parkland 好色tv has developed 2+2 Agreements with selected universities to provide students the opportunity to obtain bachelor鈥檚 degrees in technical and other specific fields. Under the 2+2 Agreement, Parkland graduates who have earned Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in specific occupational programs or A.A. or A.S. degrees with specific course work can transfer to the cooperating four-year institution, usually with junior standing.

2+2 Agreements only differ from regular transfers due to specific degree types.
For听more information on which schools and programs we have a 2+2 Agreement with, see the Transfer Agreements section above or contact the听department chair for your area of interest.听

General Education Certificate

Parkland offers the opportunity to earn a General Education Certificate (GEC). In pursuing a GEC, you will take the general education classes accepted by all public four-year institutions and many private institutions as part of the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) in the state of Illinois. This certificate can be completed in one year, and you won鈥檛 be required to take lower-division general education requirements at your transfer school, so you can start taking major-specific courses as soon as you transfer. Visit our GECC page to learn more about Parkland鈥檚 program, or see for more information on the GECC.

Take individual courses required by your transfer school

Schools may require other pre-requisites for transfer admission outside of general education coursework. You should consult with your Parkland advisor and the four-year institution you plan on transferring to. For more information on how your courses will transfer nationally visit .

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