SIU is coming to you! Saluki Step Ahead offers a unique opportunity for transfer students to complete their baccalaureate degree completely online in select programs. Find out if SIU is the next step for you today!
SIU understands that, for many reasons, transfer students cannot always relocate to Southern Illinois. To provide the most access to our research level degree programs, Saluki Step Ahead allows students to apply to SIU early, secure a predetermined degree track, and complete a bachelor's degree all at a lower cost. Apply during your first year at community college to secure your spot in Saluki Step Ahead.
If you have any questions about Saluki Step Ahead, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Qualify
In order to qualify for Saluki Step Ahead, a student must:
Attend a partner institution
Apply during your first year at community college
Graduate with your AA/AS/AAS degree (2.0+)
Enter into a Saluki Step Ahead partner online program:
Business & Administration
Criminology & Criminal Justice
Health Care Management
Nursing (RN to BSN)
There are many benefits available to transfer students taking part in the Saluki Step Ahead Program, including:
Early admittance into SIU
4-year outlined degree track
Personalized assistance from an Admissions Coordinator
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.