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Harper College

On site at Harper College University Center, SIU offers the following programs:

How to apply:

  1. Begin the SIU Undergraduate Application
  2. When asked "Where do you plan to take classes?", answer "Off-Campus"
  3. When asked "Location you will take classes?", answer "IL-Harper College University Center"
  4. Complete and submit your application
  5. Send all college-level transcripts to SIU

If you have any questions regarding the Harper College University Center, please email transfer@siu.edu.


We’ve built some great relationships with partner colleges in the state. Like us, they want what’s best for their students. So we work together to make sure the maximum number of credit hours transfer and our students have every opportunity to reach their full potential. 

Guaranteed Admission

The Guaranteed Admission program creates a seamless and successful transition for transfer students attending one of the participating community colleges who intend to complete their baccalaureate degree. Transfer students who receive their AA or AS from these institutions are guaranteed general admission into SIU.

Guaranteed Admission Program Participating Institutions

  • College of Lake County (Partner Site)
  • McHenry County College
  • Oakton Community College

Scholarship Opportunities 

City Colleges of Chicago - STAR SCHOLARSHIP

  •  Star Scholars from a City Colleges of Chicago campus are eligible to receive a 1 year $1,000 award
    • 3.0+ GPA
    • Must participate in Saluki Transfer Pathways
    • Award is stackable with both the STP Scholarship and any automatically awarded merit-based scholarship.

Questions about any of SIU's College Partnerships can be sent to transfer@siu.edu

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The Saluki Transfer Estimator Portal (STEP) is a web-based tool that integrates institutional course equivalency and degree audit data to provide an unofficial credit estimation and a more seamless transfer process.