PSC provides a pathway for students to transfer to a four-year college or university. 

The advisors and counselors at PSC are well-trained to guide students in choosing the right classes that align with their future transfer plans. Additionally, PSC offers a range of resources such as college fairs, workshops, campus visits by four-year universities, and a resource library. Our tagline, "Start near. Go far." truly reflects our commitment to helping students achieve their academic goals.

Special University Programs

Many of these programs require you to join at least a year before you plan to transfer. Check out the details below and in the linked web pages, and follow up on these opportunities as soon as possible.

Students with a 2.0+ GPA are eligible to join DDP. Participating students receive early advising from a GSU transfer specialist while completing their PSC degree and locking in their future GSU tuition rate at a lower cost than through the traditional admissions process. PSC students participating in DDP before their last PSC semester can compete for full-tuition GSU scholarships for their last two years at GSU. More than 80 PSC students have earned full-tuition scholarships to GSU through DDP since 2010. Check out the GSU Promise and DDP Honors scholarships for more information about their additional eligibility requirements. Check out the program’s information at the link above, watch this video, and email GSU Transfer Specialist Sharita Walker at to learn more about or sign up for the program.

Governors State University Dual Degree Program (GSU DDP)

Qualifying high school students or PSC freshmen are encouraged to apply for this program. If accepted and upon successful completion of program requirements at PSC, the student has a seat saved for them at either Midwestern’s Downers Grove (IL) or Glendale (AZ) campus for the Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students accepted into this program have their letters of recommendation waived, receive ongoing support from a Midwestern faculty mentor, and complete a simplified version of PharmCAS. Students can apply to this program as early as their high school senior year and as late as the end of their PSC freshmen year. Check out the program’s information at the link above and watch this video for more information. Email Nicole Liddle at with any questions.

Midwestern University Dual Acceptance Program (DAP)

PSC students with a 2.0+ GPA and at least 9 college credits are eligible for this program. Students in this program have access to an NLU contact who will advise the student through the completion of their PSC transfer degree for their future NLU bachelor’s degree. Students will receive a D2S scholarship covering 25% of their NLU tuition if they join this program, graduate from PSC, and begin NLU classes within one year of their PSC graduation. Students will need to graduate from NLU within three years to achieve the full benefit of the scholarship. Check out the program’s information at the link above and email Brian Herrera at with any questions.

National Louis University Direct to Success (D2S)

PSC students with a 3.0+ GPA in the final year of completing Roosevelt’s Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) prerequisite classes have the opportunity to apply for early acceptance into Roosevelt’s PharmD program. If accepted into the program, students need to complete their Pharmacy prerequisites at PSC as required by this Pharmacy Partners Program. Students in this program do not need to take the PCAT or apply through PharmCAS. Check out the program’s information at the link above and email with any questions.

Roosevelt University Pharmacy Partners Program

Students with a 2.0+ GPA, at least two full-time semesters, and 45 or fewer college credits are eligible to join SXU DDP. Joining earlier is highly recommended to get the greatest benefit from the program -- up to two years before the expected associate’s degree completion. Students will receive early advising from SXU and access to special events and workshops at SXU. Participating in this program gives students access to additional SXU scholarships. Students meeting additional requirements can apply for a SXU full tuition scholarship. Qualifying students will have guaranteed admission to the major of their choice, with the exception of Nursing, which has selective admissions. Qualifying students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders have the opportunity to pursue direct admission to SXU’s Speech-Language Pathology master’s program with reduced graduate tuition, pending satisfactory completion of bachelor’s requirements. Check out the program’s information at the link above, watch this video, and email Eileen Luce at with any questions.

Saint Xavier University Dual Degree Partnership (SXU DDP)

Saluki Step Ahead is designed for select online majors, which allows students to apply to SIU while completing their associate degree, secure a predetermined degree track, and complete a bachelor's degree, all at a lower cost due to an $8,000 scholarship ($4,000/year for two years). Apply during your first year at PSC to secure your spot in Saluki Step Ahead.

Southern Illinois University (SIU) Saluki Step Ahead

Qualifying students have the opportunity to have their future UIC admission guaranteed to specific majors through the TAG program. Full- or part-time PSC students can sign up for this program one to three years before their planned transfer to UIC and receive additional assistance from a UIC TAG advisor while still attending PSC. To have their future UIC admission guaranteed, students will need to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and take qualifying PSC courses to meet their major’s program course requirements. Visit the UIC TAG webpage for more information, and watch this video for more information. Submit the participation form on the UIC TAG webpage to sign up for the program.

University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Transfer Planning Events

Transfer planning events and transfer fairs are designed to help you achieve your goals and connect you with recruiters from four-year institutions. Plan to attend as many events as possible as early in your education as you can.

Recordings of past transfer planning events and other transfer-related resources are available on YouTube. 


University admissions officers have scheduled special times to meet virtually with PSC students to help you plan your future transfer. View the Google Doc for details on the dates, times, and meeting links.


View Google Doc


Transfer Resources


Thinking of transferring to pursue a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university? Use this as a guide.

Semester One:

  • Meet with an advisor from PSC’s Academic Advising Center.
  • Choose your major for your future bachelor’s degree.
  • Visit with four-year college and university admissions representatives when they are on PSC’s campus.
  • Attend college fairs at PSC.
  • Create a list of your top 3 to 4 colleges to focus your research.

Semester Two:

  • Meet with an advisor from PSC’s Academic Advising Center team.
  • Complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form to have your credits evaluated.
  • Make individual visits to the colleges or universities of your choice.
  • Research the colleges of your choice using the library of resources in the Academic Advising Center.
  • Begin searching for future scholarships.

Semester Three:

  • Meet with an advisor from PSC’s Academic Advising Center.
  • Complete the Transcript Evaluation Request Form to have your credits evaluated.
  • Apply for admission to the college(s) of your choice.

Semester Four:

  • Meet with an advisor from PSC’s Academic Advising Center.
  • Confirm acceptance with the next college.
  • Apply for graduation from PSC.
  • Request an official evaluation of transfer credits.

  • CollegeSource®

    A database of over 100,000 college catalogs, institution profiles, and other resources
  • Illinois Articulation Initiative

    Learn about the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI), a statewide transfer agreement among the more than 100 Illinois colleges and universities. Participating schools agree to accept a “package” of IAI general education courses instead of their comparable lower-division general education requirements. Find information regarding the transfer process and student resources. Remember to meet with a member of PSC’s advising team to ensure a smooth transfer.
  • Transferology

    This online tool offers excellent guidance to students wishing to transfer from a community college to a four-year institution.
  • TransferReady

    Better understand the transfer process and access additional transfer resources.



PSC Transfer Contact:
Sarah Hein
Counselor and Transfer Coordinator
(708) 709-3508