Transfer Credit Policy (500.9)
The acceptance of credits earned at post ‐ secondary institutions outside Illinois Eastern Community Colleges District No. 529 shall be determined by an evaluative process administered by the Dean of Instruction.
All grades and cumulative grade point averages of students transferring from post ‐ secondary institutions outside of Illinois Eastern Community Colleges will be excluded in determining the final cumulative grade point average. Only grades from IECC will be included in determining the final grade point average.
All credits earned outside Illinois Eastern Community Colleges (IECC) will be evaluated for possible application toward the degree or certificate program chosen by the student. Passing credits earned at institutions accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, or similar regional accrediting agencies may be accepted by IECC provided the courses meet the expectations of the faculty and staff at IECC for academic content and rigor. For a student transcript indicating a cumulative grade point average of less than "C," only credits will be considered for those courses which have a grade of "C" or better.
Any transfer credit from institutions on probation with the Higher Learning Commission or other regional accrediting agencies may not be accepted as transfer credit. Acceptance of the transfer credit will require verification whether or not the student’s experience at the other institution is appropriately commensurate with the expectations in similar IECC courses with respect to academic content, rigor, scope and relevance.