Thursday, August 11, 2011

UIS finalizes transfer agreements with four community colleges in Illinois

The Admissions Office at the University of Illinois Springfield has finalized transfer articulation agreements with four community colleges in Illinois.

The new agreements are with Illinois Valley Community College (Oglesby, Ill.), Lake Land College (Mattoon, Ill.), Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.), and Southwestern Illinois College (Belleville, Ill.). The partnership will make it easier for students enrolled in Accountancy, Business Administration, Economics, Management, and Management Information Systems programs to transfer to UIS.

“These agreements serve as an effective ‘road map’ for the students who want to earn their undergraduate degree in a timely manner,” said Raymond Barnett, UIS transfer coordinator.

The 2+2 agreement establishes a seamless transfer for students from the Associates of Arts (or Sciences) degrees at community colleges into the undergraduate programs at UIS and allows them to finish their bachelor’s degree. As a part of the agreements, each school worked out with UIS a 2+2 advising guide to assist students when choosing their classes. The guide, along with materials for other community colleges, can be found at www.uis.edu/admissions.

The partnership was made possible thanks to the leadership of Dyanne Ferk, Helene Bea, and the department chairs in the UIS College of Business and Management who played an important role in all the phases of the articulation.

“The College of Business and Management has been of great value at networking with the faculty of SWIC, LLC, IVCC, and Parkland in making this ‘road map’ one that will lead the student to a successful realization of their goal,” said Barnett.

The agreements come at the same time UIS continues to build its outreach and partnerships to serve all areas of Illinois; from the Illinois River Valley, to Eastern Illinois, and the Metro-East region.

UIS currently has transfer agreements with Harper College, Heartland Community College, Illinois Central College, Lewis and Clark Community, Lincoln Land Community College, Richland Community College and Rock Valley College for a number of degree programs. For a full list of 2+2 transfer agreements visit: www.uis.edu/admissions/transfer/2+2/index.html.

For more information and questions about 2+2 agreements, contact Raymond Barnett at 217/206-6628 or email rbarn2@uis.edu.

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