Illinois Articulation Initiative

Draft Version
This is a DRAFT catalog for review and advising purposes. Items in this catalog draft are subject to change until the catalog for 2024-2025 academic year will be officially published on August 19th, 2024. The statements set forth in this catalog are for informational purposes only and should not be construed as the basis of a contract between a student and this institution. Should changes in a program of study become necessary, those changes will be applied liberally by the institution while the catalog is in draft mode.

Bradley University has endorsed the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). The purpose of the IAI is to facilitate the transfer of courses among two- and four-year colleges and universities throughout the state of Illinois. The IAI guarantees students that completion of the General Education Core Curriculum at any participating school will satisfy general education requirements at any other participating school. This initiative is in effect for students who began college during or after summer 1998.

  1. Students completing their Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at a participating IAI school and completing the IAI faculty panel-approved Illinois General Education Core Curriculum will have automatically satisfied their Core Curriculum requirements at Bradley. This does not include Core Curriculum courses that are also degree requirements.
  2. Students completing the IAI Core Curriculum only at a participating IAI school without an Associate Degree, will have satisfied their Core Curriculum requirements at Bradley.
  3. Students transferring to Bradley without having completed their IAI Core Curriculum will have to fulfill the Bradley Core Curriculum requirements. But if a student is only missing one or two IAI Core Curriculum courses, he may complete them at Bradley, which will then complete the Bradley Core Curriculum.
  4. Readmit students must complete Bradley’s general education or Core Curriculum requirements.
  5. Illinois Transferable General Education Core Curriculum includes the following:
    • 3 courses (9 credits) in Communication
    • 1-2 courses (3-6 credits) in Math
    • 2 courses (7-8 credits) in Physical and Life Sciences (including one lab course)
    • 3 courses (9 credits) in Humanities and Fine Arts
    • 3 courses (9 credits) in Social and Behavioral Sciences

Official verification of IAI attainment of Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree must be sent from the former college, by request of the student, directly to the Office of Undergraduate Admission.

For more information about IAI, see