College Requirements for Associate Degrees That Transfer


Students must meet the following general requirements for Associate degrees that transfer:

A. Satisfactory completion of the maximum number of credit hours for the respective degree (A.A.; A.S.; A.E.S.; and A.F.A. in Art or Music);

B. Completion of at least 15 credit hours that are program specific at CLC. This does not include credit earned through prior learning such as proficiency examinations or credential review.

C. Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 (C) for all work completed at CLC;

D. Completion of College Success Seminar (CLC 120) with a grade of D or better or completion of the course requirement through alternative methods (see College Success Seminar Milestone on this page);

E. A grade of C or better is required for ENG 121 and 122;

F. Satisfactory completion of the General Education Requirements for the appropriate degree.

Special Notations for Associate Degree Requirements

A. General Education Requirements must be filled with courses with a 1.1 (transfer course) PCS code. An exception of up to twelve hours of courses with a 1.2 (career course) PCS code may be used as general electives in the degree; however, students should select these courses only after they have verified their transferability with an advising professional or their transfer institution. EDU 999 does not count toward this twelve-hour limit. The PCS code for each course is listed in the course descriptions starting on page.

B. The course taken to fulfill the International/ Multicultural Education requirement is not an additional course requirement; it will count toward the Humanities and Fine Arts or the Social and Behavioral Science or general electives.

C. Except for the International/Multicultural Education requirement, no course may be used to satisfy more than one general education requirement.

D. Specific electives and total hours vary by degree and program.

E. Only a limited number of MUS and KIN courses may be used toward a degree. Please see course descriptions for courses within these areas for more information.

F. Courses with the following PCS numbers cannot be used to satisfy degree requirements and do not count in the grade point average:

PCS 1.4, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8 and 1.9

College Success Seminar Milestone

College of Lake County works to prepare all students to successfully complete their goals. CLC provides a common course, College Success Seminar (CLC 120), for all new students to achieve an early milestone in their first semester and successfully launch their educational journey at CLC. Students must complete College of Lake County’s College Success Seminar (CLC 120) course with a grade of D or better to earn any of the following credentials: A.A.; A.S.; A.E.S.; A.G.S.; A.F.A. in Art or Music; and any certificate requiring 16 or more credits.

Alternatively, students may fulfill this milestone requirement if they have completed a college degree or certificate of sixteen or more credits or completed a student success course with a grade of D or better at a higher education institution prior to beginning an Associate or certificate program at College of Lake County.

Students should consult with their College and Career Navigator or Academic Success Advisor for advising about this milestone requirement.

Multiple Transfer Degrees

A College of Lake County student may petition for multiple transfer degrees when applying to graduate. The following requirements must be met:

  1. All degree requirements for each degree being sought must be met.

  2. Twelve additional hours of semester credit must be earned at the College of Lake County outside of credits earned toward the first degree. The additional 12 hours of credit may not be applied toward the first degree earned.

 Contact an Academic Success Advisor for more information.