Quick FAQs

  • Question:听What is the difference between the terms articulation agreement, transfer guides, and transfer pathways?听

听 听 听 听 听 听 听听Answer:听None.听Different Institutions use different terminology for the same thing.听

  • Question:听Is transfer pathway the same thing as the Pathway to Illinois program?

听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Answer:听No, it's not the same thing. For information on the听Parkland Pathway to

听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Illinois听program,听please visit听听Pathway to Illinois.

  • Question:听What is the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)?

听 听 听 听 听 听 听 Answer:听The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is an agreement among 100+ Illinois

听听听听听听听听听听听听听 colleges听and听universities听to accept a package of courses, the General Education Core

听听听听听听听听听听听听听 Curriculum听(GECC), for their听general education听requirements.

  • Question:听Do I have to take all of my GECC classes before transferring?

听听听听听听听听听听听听 Answer:听While it is possible to take only some of your general education courses

听听听听 听听听听听听听听before听transferring, you听must take the complete GECC package听(at Parkland, also

听听听听听听听听听听听 听referred to as the听General Education听Certificate)听to guarantee that all of听your general

听听 听听听听听听听听听听education classes will听transfer. If you do not complete the GEC,听four-year听institutions are

听听听听听听听听听 听听听not obligated to accept the听courses, and you may need to take听additional

听听听听听听听听听听听听 lower-division听general education classes to听complete your bachelor鈥檚 degree.

  • Question:听What is the General Education Certificate (GEC)?

听听听听听听听听听听听听 Answer: At Parkland, the General Education Certificate (GEC) is a program that includes

听听听听听听听听听 听听听all听classes within the GECC package. Once they have been completed, you will receive a

听 听 听 听 听 听 听GEC certificate,听and you will be听able to transfer to a participating four-year college of your

听 听 听 听听choice, without taking听additional lower-division general education classes. The GEC certificate听

听 听 听 听 is听a听credential that听will show up on your transcript.

  • Question:听Is the GEC (General Education Certificate) from Parkland the same thing as a GED (General Education Diploma)/High School Equivalency Certificate?

听 听 听 听 听 听 听 Answer:听No, a GEC and a GED are not the same thing.听