Transfer to Monmouth College!
Making the decision to transfer colleges takes a lot of thought and consideration.At
Monmouth College, we strive to make the transition smooth and efficient.
This guide was prepared to answer your specific questions regarding the transfer
process. If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Admissions
To be considered for admission to Monmouth College as a transfer student, please
submit the following to the Office of Admissions:
- Completed online application
for admission. There is no fee to apply!
- Official transcripts from all colleges and universities previously attended.
- Official high school transcripts and ACT or SAT scores are required if you have
completed less than 24 semester hours.
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 from your most recently attended college is strongly encouraged
for admission to Monmouth College.
Applications and transcripts will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Students should
expect a transcript evaluation and admission decision within 7-10 days in most cases.
There is no better way to get to know Monmouth than to visit campus! Prospective
transfer students are encouraged to schedule individual visits with the transfer
coordinator to discuss the details of the transfer process. Arrangements are also
made for the student to meet with the faculty adviser in the department in which
he/she wishes to major. These visits may be scheduled on Monday – Friday from 8am-4:30pm.
Students are strongly encouraged to submit the application for admission and college
transcripts for evaluation prior to the visit.
Additional visit opportunities
Students may transfer up to the equivalent of 64 semester hours from other accredited
colleges and universities. Grades of C- of better in courses that are similar or
equivalent to the college level course work offered at Monmouth will transfer.
At the time of evaluation, the student will receive a general education equivalency
evaluation along with a listing of all transferable course work and the equivalent
courses at Monmouth. As Monmouth is on a 4-4 academic calendar, semester hours will
be converted to course credits. One course credit is equal to 4 semester hours.
A total of 32 course credits (128 semester hours) are required to meet the degree
requirement in most majors.
Freshman: Less than 28 semester hours (7 course credits)
Sophomore: 28 semester hours to less than 60 semester hours (7 -14.75 course credits)
Junior: 60 semester hours (15 course credits)
Recommended General Education Courses
Students may wish to consider taking the following general education courses prior
Two course sequence in English Composition
One course in public speaking
Two courses in foreign language (or proficiency at 102 level)
One course with lab in a physical or life science
One course in fine art appreciation or participation (3 semester hour course)
We have included listings of acceptable course work and specific program guides
from many community colleges. Please note that we do accept course work from all
the colleges listed below. If you do not see a specific course that you
are looking for, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Black Hawk College - Moline,
- Carl Sandburg College
- Galesburg, IL
- City Colleges of Chicago:
- Richard J. Daley College
- Kennedy-King College
- Malcolm X College
- Olive-Harvey College
- Harry S. Truman College
- Harold Washington College
- Wilbur Wright College
- Danville Area Community College - Danville, IL
- College of DuPage - Glen Ellyn,
- Elgin Community College
- Elgin, IL
- Harper College - Palatine, IL
- Heartland Community
College - Bloomington, IL
- Highland Community
College - Freeport, IL
- Illinois Central College
- Peoria, IL
- Illinois Valley
Community College - Oglesby, IL
- Joliet Junior College
- Joliet, IL
- Kankakee Community College - Kankakee, IL
- Kaskaskia College - Centralia, IL
- Kishwaukee College - Malta, IL
- College of Lake County
- Grayslake, IL
- Lake Land College -Mattoon, IL
- Lewis and Clark Community College – Godfrey, IL
- Lincoln Land Community College - Springfield, IL
- John A. Logan College - Carterville, IL
- John Wood Community College
- Quincy, IL
- McHenry County College
- McHenry/Crystal Lake, IL
- Moraine Valley Community College - Palos Hills, IL
- Morton College – Cicero, IL
- Oakton Community College – Des Plaines, IL
- Parkland College - Champaign,
- Prairie State College - Chicago Heights, IL
- Rend Lake College - Ina, IL
- Richland Community College - Decatur, IL
- Rock Valley College - Rockford, IL
- Sauk Valley Community College - Dixon, IL
- Shawnee Community College – Ullin, IL
- South Suburban College - Chicago, IL
- Southeastern Illinois College - Harrisburg, IL
- Southwestern Illinois College – Belleville, IL
- Spoon River College - Canton,
- Triton College - River Grove, IL
- Waubonsee Community
College – Sugar Grove, IL
To apply for financial aid, students should complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Please be sure to add Monmouth’s Title IV code 001725 to your FAFSA to ensure that
we receive your results in a timely manner.
To view a complete listing of scholarships and financial assistance for transfer
students, please visit our
Accepted Student Checklist
Follow these important steps to
complete your enrollment at Monmouth College:
- File or update the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov as early as possible after January
1. List Monmouth’s code – 001725. Apply for outside scholarships.
- Submit $150 enrollment deposit to ensure your place at Monmouth. Deposits are refundable
prior to December 1 for students entering in the spring semester and May 1st for
students entering in the fall semester.
- Complete the living preference form if you plan to live on campus.
- If you are commuter, you must complete the commuter request form to seek permission
to live off-campus.
- Visit as many times as you are able! Sit in on classes, stay overnight, and meet
with faculty and coaches.
- Contact the Office of Admissions to make arrangements to meet with an advisor to
register for classes. Class registration begins in mid-November for students entering
in the spring semester and early April for students entering in the fall semester.
- Sign up to attend our SOAR program – Summer Orientation, Advisement and Registration
in early June.
- Turn in your immunization records and complete the insurance waiver form, if applicable.
- Turn in the biographical and general info form and photo.
- Complete Parking registration forms if you plan to bring a car to campus.
- Send final college transcripts for evaluation. Be sure to forward transcripts for
any summer work completed prior to the start of the semester.
- Plan to attend fall orientation in late August prior to the start of classes.
- Visit these helpful links to help with the enrollment process at Monmouth: