Benefits of IAI
IAI stands for the Illinois Articulation Initiative. The goal of IAI is to
facilitate the transfer of students among Illinois institutions of higher
Students who follow the recommendations developed for IAI, and consult their
academic advisor, are more likely to transfer efficiently, without losing
Students who complete a prescribed set of general education courses, referred
to as IAI General Education Core Curriculum (GECC), can transfer this “package”
of coursework and have it accepted in lieu of a participating institution’s
lower-division, general education course requirements.
Students who complete an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree
that contains the IAI GECC also will have met the receiving institution’s
lower-division Gen Ed requirements, but may have additional upper-division
or mission-related general education requirements to complete.
Students who have chosen a major but have not yet decided which college to
attend that offers a baccalaureate degree in that major, can complete recommendations
of coursework developed by faculty panels for particular majors, satisfy admission
requirements, and be granted credit for fulfilling the receiving institution’s
comparable lower-division requirements for that major. These recommended courses
taken in specific majors, count toward requirements for graduation.
More than 100 public and private, two-year and four-year institutions voluntarily
participate in IAI.
A student who completes 30 semester credit hours of college level coursework
and transfers to an IAI participating institution will be given the option
of completing the IAI Gen Ed or the receiving institution’s lower-division
general education core requirements.
To find more information about IAI
Go to the web site at http://www.iTransfer.org. For students, a general education worksheet is helpful and can be accessed by choosing IAI GECC under the student pull down menu. Under IAI Majors, students can compare
how courses will be accepted at various participating institutions.