Guaranteed Program for Admission: Illinois Community College Students

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ASU, ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation and the world, is also a top choice for Illinois college students who transfer out of state to complete their undergraduate degrees. Designed for community college students, the Guaranteed Program for Admission helps you stay focused on earning your undergraduate degree and planning for a smooth transfer to ASU.

To take part in the Guaranteed Program for Admission, you must attend a community college that participates in the program.

Guaranteed admission to ASU in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the sign-up form for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.
  2. Apply for admission to ASU when you’re ready to transfer.
  3. Enroll in classes at ASU to achieve your undergraduate degree.

View a timeline for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.

Have questions? Talk to an ASU transfer specialist.

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Benefits of the Guaranteed Program for Admission

The Guaranteed Program for Admission offers community college students the following benefits:

  • ASU tools and guidance on which courses to take while attending your community college
  • acceptance of the completed Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum as satisfying the ASU lower-division general studies requirements
  • ability to transfer to ASU in the fall or spring semester
  • classes at ASU available during the semester you need them — no impacted programs
  • your catalog year will remain the year you sign the agreement rather than the year you are admitted to ASU

Guaranteed Admission Requirements

General university admission is guaranteed upon successfully meeting the following conditions:*

  • completion of at least 24 transferable semester credits with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00 (4.00=“A”) plus either a final high school transcript or GED



  • A transfer associate degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50.

You will also need to submit an Arizona State University admission application, including any additional documents required, such as official college transcripts. (International students must also provide a financial guarantee and evidence of English language proficiency.) To find out how a course will transfer to ASU, check our Transfer Credit Guide.

*Some ASU colleges and schools have additional or higher requirements for admission into their programs. To search for degree programs and find more detailed information about admission requirements, use the ASU degree search tool.

Contact Us

College Students: If you have questions about transferring to ASU or if you don’t see your community college on the list of participating institutions, please contact your transfer specialist in Transfer Admissions.

College Administrators: If you would like to have your institution participate in this program, or if you have questions about the program, please contact Melanie Pshaenich in the Office of Academic Partnerships.

Participating Colleges

Carl Sandburg College
College of Lake County
Elgin Community College
Frontier Community College
Harold Washington College
Harper College
Harry S. Truman College 
Joliet Junior College
Kennedy-King College
Lincoln Trail College
Malcolm X College
McHenry County College
Olive-Harvey College
Olney Central College
Richard J. Daley College
Sauk Valley Community College
Wabash Valley College
Waubonsee Community College
Wilbur Wright College