Transfer Agreements

  • Morton College is working on transfer initiatives so that students have the opportunity to seamlessly transfer to a four year institution, fully transfer their credits, and transfer without loss of credit.

    3+1 Morton College and Benedictine University

    Benedictine University and Morton College offer a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) 3+1 Program open to Morton students and alumni who have earned an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree with a major in Nursing.

    For more information, visit the Nursing Program Educational Advancement Page and download an informational brochure.

    DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP)

    If you plan to complete your bachelor’s degree by starting at Morton College and transferring to DePaul, DePaul Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) might be for you!

    You’ll meet regularly with DePaul transfer admission counselors and attend special events for transfer students.

    Best of all, you will be mapping out your entire degree plan, which will stay with you even after you transfer, so you’ll still be on the right track. 

    Why choose DAPP?

    DAPP is designed to get you on the right track right away and keep you there throughout your college career.

    Benefits of joining DAPP include:

    • DePaul degree requirements will not change for three years
    • Regular meetings with a DePaul transfer admission counselor who will help you select courses at Morton College and provide you with progress reports on your degree plan
    • Meetings with your DePaul admission counselors can take place at Morton College, on the phone or online
    • Invitations to DePaul faculty presentations and workshops for transfer students
    • Regular communications from DePaul about transfer announcements and campus events
    • Ability to qualify for the DAPP scholarship

    Questions about DAPP? Get in touch with one of the DAPP admission counselors

    Phone: (312) 362-8300 or (800) 4DePaul
    E-mail: DAPP@depaul.edu
    or visit the DePaul University DAPP website

    When contacting an admission counselor, please identify yourself as a DAPP student.

    Dominican University Degree Completion Agreement

    The Morton College and Dominican University Degree Completion Agreement creates a smooth and seamless transfer process by which eligible MC students will ultimately be able to complete a baccalaureate degree at DU in Business Administration or Accounting. 

    The program is tailored to students who earn the Associate of Applied Science in Business Management or Accounting at Morton College then transfer to Dominican to pursue the Bachelor of Science/Arts in Business Administration or Accounting.

    Under the Degree Completion Agreement, Dominican University will automatically accept, in its entirety, an Associate of Applied Science in Business Management or Accounting from Morton College and up to sixty-eight (68) semester hours of earned credit.

    In addition, the Agreement allows Morton College students to have access to Dominican University faculty for career advising and mentoring.

    For further details, download the Articulation Agreement (PDF).

    For more information, call Academic Advising at 708-656-8000 Ext. 2250 or contact Brian Gilligan, Instructor and Chairperson of MC’s Department of Business Technologies via e-mail or phone him at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 1409.

    Governors State University Dual Degree Program

    The Dual Degree Program (DDP) is a unique partnership between Governors State University and Morton College. The DDP provides full-time community college students with an excellent pathway to earn both an associate and bachelor's degree, at a fraction of the cost.

    To qualify for the DDP, you must be a full-time student, who has completed 12 to 45 credit hours, and be in good academic standing at one of our partner Community Colleges. (Some exceptions apply for students in selective programs. A transfer specialist can assist students who have questions.)

    Benefits of the Program

    • Guaranteed admission to GSU
    • Locked in tuition rate effective the semester students join the DDP
    • Opportunity to compete for the GSU Promise Scholarship and the GSU DDP Honors Scholarship
    • Personalized advising relationship with a GSU Transfer Specialist to help you with educational plans to complete your associate and bachelor’s degree in the shortest possible time frame
    • Waived application fee for the majority of GSU programs

    For more information, visit the GSU Dual Degree Program page

    Governors State University Physical Therapy - DPT

    Associate in Applied Science in Physical Therapist Assistant to Bachelors Interdisciplinary Studies, Preparing for the Doctor of Physical Therapy

    The articulation agreement for the Interdisciplinary Studies degree program allows students to receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Physical Therapist Assistant from MC and a Bachelors of Arts (BA) degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from GSU. 

    This program prepares students for the physical therapy program but does not guarantee admission.

    For more information on admission requirements, visit the program website

    Bachelors of Health Science in Community Health

    The following is presented as an articulation agreement between Morton College (MC) and Governors State University (GSU) for the Community Health degree program based on the current catalogs of both schools.

    The student would receive an Associate in Arts (AAS) degree in Physical Therapy Assistant from MC and a Bachelors of Health Science (BHS) degree in Community Health from GSU.

    For more information on admission requirements, visit the program website.

    National Louis University Articulation Agreement

    The Morton College and National Louis University Articulation Agreement creates a smooth and seamless transfer process by which eligible MC students will ultimately be able to complete a baccalaureate degree at NLU in Early Childhood Practice or Early Childhood Education.

    Under this Articulation Agreement, National Louis University will automatically accept, in its entirety, an Associate of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education, an Associate in Arts, an Associate in Arts in Teaching and up to ninety (90) semester hours of earned credit. For further details, refer to the following degree requirements:

    AA Early Childhood Education to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (PDF)
    AA Early Childhood Education to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice (PDF)
    AAS Early Childhood Education to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice (PDF)
    AAT Early Childhood Education to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education (PDF)
    AAT Early Childhood Education to the Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Practice (PDF)

    For more information, call Academic Advising at 708-656-8000 Ext. 2250 or contact Sonya Pencheva, Coordinator of Childcare & Pre-School Services via phone at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2284 or e-mail.

    Northern Illinois University Guaranteed Admission Program

    As part of the Guaranteed Admission Program you're eligible to transfer into more than sixty (60) undergraduate degree programs at Northern Illinois University. Admission to Northern Illinois University does not guarantee admission into “Limited Admission” programs. “Limited Admission” degree programs may have a higher GPA and/or other admission requirements to be considered. View the full list of “Limited Admission” programs. You may be classified as a "pre-major" until you have satisfied additional requirements, which may include specific coursework, minimum grade point average, supplementary documents and sophomore or junior standing.

    For more information, visit the NIU Guaranteed Admission website.

    Northern Illinois University and Morton College Reverse Transfer Credit Articulation Agreement

    A new agreement between Morton College and Northern Illinois University will make it easier for Morton College students to earn college degrees that will set them on the path to career success.

    Credits completed at NIU are transferred back to MC and used to satisfy the degree requirements for an associate’s degree, similar to how credit is transferred from a community college to NIU, just in reverse.

    To qualify, students enrolled at NIU who previously attended MC must have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at MC to be eligible for reverse transfer credit toward a MC associate’s degree.

    For more information, visit the NIU Reverse Transfer Credit Policy web page or call call Morton College Academic Advising at (708) 656-8000 Ext. 2250.

    Northern Illinois University Physical Therapy - DPT

    The Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences program is designed to prepare the student to enter allied health and other health related fields. 

    The health sciences program focuses on providing the student with a strong foundation through general education and health science-based curriculum with a focus on health care leadership skills, financial principles, management strategies, and standards to improve patient care.

    The degree completion emphasis is off-campus/online and is designed uniquely for health and human sciences professionals. 

    Applicants must be practicing health or human sciences professionals who hold a current professional credential, certificate, or license in a health or human sciences field and have completed an applied associates degree program or equivalent number of credits. 

    The professional credential, certificate or license must be in the field in which the degree was earned.

    For more information, visit the NIU School of Interdisciplinary Health Professions website

    Olivet Nazarene University - Pursue ONU

    Olivet Nazarene University and Morton College's new partnership supports students who complete a associate's degree at the College to seamlessly transition to ONU and complete studies in the RN-BSN, RN-MSN, and Applied Science programs.

    The Pursue ONU Agreement creates many opportunities for the Morton College students. 

    For more information, contact a Morton College advisor, call the ONU Admissions Department at 877-9-OLIVET or visit the Pursue ONU website.

    University of Illinois at Chicago Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Program

    The Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program is a partnership between Morton College and the University of Illinois at Chicago that offers a guaranteed transfer pathway to several UIC programs. TAG offers certainty to parents and students who want to transfer to UIC rather than attend as first-year students.

    Students who actively participate in the TAG Program will receive counseling and benefits that exceed those of a regular transfer student.

    So what does this mean for you?  

    • Guaranteed admission into a participating UIC bachelor’s degree program as long as all admission and program requirements are met
    • Dedicated UIC Transfer Assistance staff to assist you
    • Regular communications from the UIC Transfer Assistance Center that will include a monthly newsletter and other important information with regards to your transition to UIC
    • Invitations to premier UIC events  

    For more information, call Academic Advising at 708-656-8000 Ext. 2250 or contact Patricia Francey, Assistant Director of the Transfer Assistance Center via phone (312) 413-9714) or e-mail.

    VanderCook College of Music Articulation Agreement

    The Morton College and VanderCook College of Music Articulation Agreement creates a smooth and seamless transfer process by which eligible MC students will ultimately be able to complete a baccalaureate degree in Music Education at VanderCook College of Music.

    VanderCook College of Music will automatically accept, in its entirety, an Associate in Liberal Studies from MC with up to sixty-five (65) semester hours of earned credit with a concentration in Music. For further details, download the Articulation Agreement (PDF).

    For more information, call Academic Advising at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2250 or contact John Warren, Instructor of MC’s Music program via phone at (708) 656-8000, Ext. 2231 or e-mail.