Illinois Community Colleges

Following is a listing of courses offered at select Illinois community colleges which may be accepted  for transfer credit in Loyola’s Core Curriculum.  Loyola University Chicago's Core Curriculum includes 16 required courses spread across 10 knowledge areas. The Core is designed to reinforce learning of effective skills, including communication, critical thinking, ethical awareness, information literacy, quantitative and qualitative analysis and research methods, and technological literacy and also to promote students' understanding of the values of Justice, Faith and Spirituality, and Diversity which are central to Loyola's Jesuit education.

We encourage you to use this guide as you select your courses.  Please Note: These guides do not show all transferable courses. They also do not show Loyola courses that will fulfill specific  major requirements. These guides are intended to be used as planning tools. 

Loyola University Chicago is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), beginning Fall 2013. In an effort to best meet the needs of students, the terms of the IAI will be honored for all transfer students. For more information please visit our Core Webpage.

All Loyola undergraduates must satisfy the Engaged Learning Requirement. Engaged Learning courses may be part of the Core Curriculum, a student’s major/minor, or an elective.

For more detailed assistance in the selection of courses to take prior to entering Loyola, contact a Transfer Admission Counselor at 773.508.3075 or

ABSN Program: Students with a bachelor's degree may wish to consider the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. Coursework from the community colleges may be used as prerequisites for this program. Find out more about the ABSN program.

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 City Colleges of Chicago

College of DuPage

College of Lake County

Elgin Community College

Harper College

Heartland Community College

Illinois Central College

Illinois Valley Community College

Joliet Junior College

Kankakee Community College

Kishwaukee College

Lincoln College

McHenry County College

Moraine Valley Community College

Morton College

Oakton Community College

Parkland College

Prairie State College

Rock Valley College

Sauk Valley Community College

South Suburban College

Triton College

Waubonsee Community College