Illinois Articulation Initiative
Illinois General Education Core Curriculum
Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
Southeastern Illinois College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide agreement that allows transfer of the completed Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum between participating institutions. Completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that low-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor's degree have been satisfied. This agreement is in effect for students graduating high school in 1998 or entering an associate or baccalaureate degree-granting institution as a first-time freshman in summer 1998 (and thereafter). Upon completion of this core, IAI will be posted on the student's transcript.
Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum Minimum Requirements
Communications: 3 course (9 semester credits)
A two-course sequence in writing (6 semester credits)
Effective May, 1999: a grade of A, B, or C is required to get credit for the two writing courses.
Mathematics: 1 or 2 courses (3 to 6 semester credits)
Physical and Life Sciences: 2 courses (7 to 8 semester credits)
One course selected from Life Sciences
One course from Physical Sciences
Students with the appropriate preparation may substitute an initial course designed for science majors for a more general course.
At least one laboratory course must be included.
Humanities and Fine Arts: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
One course selected from Humanities
One course selected from Fine Arts and
One course from either Humanities or Fine Arts.
Social and Behavioral Sciences: 3 courses (9 semester credits)
Courses must be selected from at least two disciplines.
Students Transferring to Another Institution
Students may take SIC courses to complete the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum prior to transferring to another participating school. The following IAI codes identify qualifying general education courses:
|IAI C||Communications||IAI M||Mathematics|
|IAI F||Fine Arts||IAI P||Physical Sciences|
|IAI H||Humanities||IAI S||Social/Behavioral Sciences|
|IAI L||Life Sciences|
Students who do not complete the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum must meet the receiving institution's general education requirements. Credit for individual courses completed in the Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum will be applied toward fulfillment of the receiving institution's general education requirements so long as the receiving institution requires that coursework.
See an academic advisor for additional information and read about the IAI on iTransfer: the Illinois Transfer Portal website.