2020-2021 Catalog

Illinois Articulation Initiative

Moraine Valley Community College is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). Sponsored by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and the Illinois Community College Board, this initiative makes it easier for students to transfer credit between more than 100 participating Illinois colleges and universities.

The initiative includes an agreed-upon Illinois General Education Core Curriculum. The Associate in Arts degree includes and satisfies the full general education core requirements. Completion of the general education core curriculum at any participating institution in Illinois assures transferring students that lower-division, campus-wide general education requirements for an Associate in Arts degree or bachelor’s degree have been satisfied upon transfer to another participating institution. The receiving institution still may require admitted transfer students to complete an institution-wide and/or mission-related graduation requirement beyond the scope of the general education core.

The Associate in Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science, and Associate in General Studies degrees do not satisfy the entire general education core. Students who complete these degrees may be required to complete additional general education courses for the bachelor’s degree at the university when they transfer. All students wishing to meet the IAI general education core should consult with an academic advisor. Students who complete the general education core will be better prepared to transfer as juniors in the baccalaureate major at participating schools. The most current list of participating schools can be found online at iTransfer.org.

Specific IAI courses offered at Moraine Valley are maintained through the IAI course database. Use this link and select Moraine Valley to see a list of available courses: IAI Course Search. IAI numbers are also presented as part of the course descriptions in this catalog. 

Also, use transferology.com or mycreditstransfer.org to verify how any of your Moraine Valley courses may transfer.