8.2.1 – Articulation and Transfer of Courses

POLICY:  Spoon River College makes every effort to ensure a smooth transfer for students by submitting general education courses to the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) for review and approval.


This policy applies to all Spoon River College students.


  1. Courses that meet the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) general education and IAI program guidelines are submitted to IAI panels for review and approval. Completion of the transferable General Education Core Curriculum at any participating college or university in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division general education requirements for an associate or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied.  In order to assure a smooth transfer for students, transcripts of students completing an Associate in Arts (AA) or an Associate in Science (AS) degree are certified for compliance with IAI model general education requirements.  IAI approved courses are noted in the College catalog.
  2. Baccalaureate courses, not articulated through the IAI, are articulated with at least three primary four year transfer institutions. Courses will be articulated by four year transfer institutions every five years.
  3. Spoon River College accepts up to nine hours of career/technical courses as elective credit in the AA or AS degree programs.