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15 Most Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is a baccalaureate transfer program? It is a sequence of courses offered by a community college, and it is designed to transfer to a senior college or university. It is the equivalent of the first two years of study at a senior institution. A transfer program usually consists of general education courses supplemented by courses in a major field.
  2. Will all my credits transfer from John A. Logan College? Yes, if they are taken in the transfer curriculum. John A. Logan College carefully articulates all transfer courses with four-year schools to insure easy transfer of credits. Many career (or vocational) programs will also transfer into certain fields. Read the College Bulletin, talk with your counselor, or call the Admissions Office at John A. Logan College.
  3. May I transfer into highly technical, specialized programs at major universities? Yes. For example, John A. Logan College has transfer agreements with schools like the University of Illinois, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the University of Missouri at Rolla, Murray State University, and Eastern Illinois University. Other such transfer arrangements are possible.
  4. When I transfer from John A. Logan College, what will my status be? Students who receive the Associate Degree in Arts and Sciences from a community college are automatically classified as juniors at state senior colleges and universities in Illinois. The general education requirements (the first two years of general education courses required by senior institutions) are considered to be completed.
  5. Do I have to enroll full-time? No. You may register for as many courses as you wish. You may spread your education over a long period of time and take as many years to complete it as you wish.
  6. What is the first step toward a four-year degree? Completion of a transfer program results in the awarding of an associate degree. You then have a choice of whether or not you finish a bachelor’s degree. In either case, you receive a diploma verifying that you have completed two years of college.
  7. What is a career program? Most community college career programs lead to one-year certificate degrees or two-year associate degrees and prepare people to enter the workforce upon leaving the College.
  8. Will John A. Logan College help me find a job after I complete a career program? Yes. John A. Logan College maintains a complete job placement service designed specifically to assist its students in the job market.
  9. If I am undecided about a major or making a career choice, what should I do? Apply for admission to the College and request assistance in choosing a major. The Career Development office, which is equipped with the latest career information, will be happy to assist.
  10. What “ACT” test scores are required for admission to John A. Logan College? There is no minimum ACT requirements for admission to John A. Logan College. ACT scores along with high school grades, ASSET and COMPASS scores are used in determining the kinds of classes in which a student may enroll.s
  11. How do I apply for financial assistance to attend John A. Logan College? See your counselor and ask for a federal student aid application. Carefully fill out the form and send it to the appropriate address. You will be notified of eligibility. General financial aid questions may be directed to your counselor or the Financial Aid Office at John A. Logan College.
  12. Is John A. Logan College as good as a four-year university? Yes. Statistics furnished by universities across the state indicate that transfer students from John A. Logan College do as well or better than students who originally enrolled at the senior institutions.
  13. Can I save money by attending John A. Logan College for the first two years? Definitely, yes. John A. Logan College has one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Illinois. Compare for yourself. Ask your counselor or call the college of your choice for a comparison.
  14. Why should I attend John A. Logan College? We cannot answer that for you entirely, but there are some reasons previous students have given:
    • Small classes allow you to know your instructor and other area students.
    • John A. Logan College teachers are student-oriented and highly qualified.
    • John A. Logan College is a local college where you can live at home without paying room and board.
    • Tuition is low.
    • People you know attend John A. Logan College.
    • You can hold a part-time job.
    • You have an excellent opportunity to become involved in student activities.
    • Credits are easily transferred.
  15. How do I apply for admission to John A. Logan College? See your counselor and ask for a John A. Logan College application. Send your application along with your high school transcript to the Admissions Office. That office will contact you about an appointment for registration.