All Illinois associate and baccalaureate degree-granting institutions are eligible to participate in the Illinois Articulation Initiative. To record a desire to participate, degree-granting institutions are invited to submit a Statement of Intent in conjunction with the IAI Participation Request, available below. Institutions may participate in the Illinois transferable General Education Core Curriculum or GECC agreement and/or in one or more of the several Baccalaureate Majors' agreements, with the level of participation in Baccalaureate Majors' agreements depending upon whether or not the institution offers a program in the specific major.
Institutions were invited to submit statements of intent to participate in the Illinois transferable General Education Core Curriculum after its endorsement by the Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board in fall 1994, and are invited to submit statements of intent to participate in each Baccalaureate Major after the respective panel has reviewed the majority of courses submitted as matches to its recommendation.
Although invitations are extended at specific times and the majority of institutions respond within a six-week time frame, institutions are welcome to become participants at any time. If you are interested in what institutions agree to when participating in IAI, you can find information by reviewing the Illinois Board of Higher Education Policies on Undergraduate Education, Adopted September 1990, Transfer and Articulation, Amended September 1994 and May 1997 and the IAI Evaluation - item # 11 from IBHE Agenda April 2006, and the January 2007 Thirty Hour Rule Memorandum .
Submit written requests via email along with the fillable IAI Participation Request PDF filled out and attached to:
For complete Reference to policies regarding participation in IAI: Illinois Articulation Initiative Policy and Procedures Manual, pages 12-14.