Community and Two-Year College Transfer Guides for George Williams College of Aurora University

We have developed transfer guides designed to help you select courses at your current college if you are planning to transfer to George Williams College of Aurora University. Working with your current advisor and the Director of Academic Services at George Williams College, refer to this guide to determine courses that meet the George Williams College general education requirements, academic major and minor requirements, and electives. If you do not see your school listed, or have additional questions, send us an email at gwcadmission@aurora.edu or call 262-245-8564.

How to Use the Transfer Guide 

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At the top of each column of courses on the transfer guide you will see the following notations:

Course number and title: your college’s course number and title and the George Williams College equivalent

CR/HR: the number of credit or semester hours awarded for the course

IAI EQUIV: the course equivalency for the Illinois Articulation Initiative

GEN ED CAT: the George Williams College General Education category equivalency

GEN ED CRSE: the George Williams College General Education course equivalency

Some courses are transferable, but cannot be used in a major or to meet general education requirements. This coursework may be used as general elective credit to help complete the minimum 120 semester hours required for graduation. All 100 and 200 level courses will transfer in only as 1000 or 2000 level courses at George Williams College. Current George Williams College students must submit a prior approval form before registering for classes at another college.

School Transfer Guides:


Contact Information

If you have further questions about how your courses will transfer to George William College of Aurora University, please contact:

Aurora University
Registrar’s Office
630-844-5462 
registrar@aurora.edu

George Williams College of Aurora University Undergraduate Degree Requirements

A student who graduates from Aurora University with a baccalaureate degree will have met the following requirements:

1. Completion of all requirements for an approved major (with no grades lower than “C”).

2. Completion of all General Education requirements (with no grades lower than “C”), as follows:
    a)  Mathematical competency requirement (see below)
    b)  ENG1000     Introduction to Academic Writing
    c)  IDS1610       Being Human: Ethics and Morality
    d)  IDS2020      Trajectories of Human History
    e)  IDS2030      Science and Society
    f)  IDS3040      Global Justice

General Education additional coursework for GWC students
    g)  GWC1000     GWC Experience (GWC students only)
    h)  GEN1400      Media studies, Technology and GWC (GWC students only)
    i)  GEN1500       Introduction to Research and Information Literacy (GWC students only)
    j)  GEN2300       Arts, Literature and Inquiry (GWC students only)

3. Participation in a junior-year advising, mentoring, and assessment process designed to guide students to successful completion of their degree and to encourage planning for next steps beyond graduation. 

4. Overall completion of at least 120 semester hours of coursework (with a GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale), which must include:
    a)  At least 52 semester hours completed at a senior college.
    b)  At least 30 semester hours completed at Aurora University, including the last 24 semester hours in the degree, and including at least 18 semester hours in the major.
    c)  A minimum of 30 semester hours numbered 3000 or above. Of these 30 semester hours, 15 semester hours must lie within the major, and 15 semester hours must be completed at Aurora University.

Ways to Satisfy the Mathematical Competency Requirement

As part of the General Education program, students will demonstrate mathematical competency by coursework, or by performance on a university competency examination, or on the basis of their ACT mathematics subscore (or SAT equivalent). The General Education requirement may therefore be satisfied by any of the following;*
    1. ACT mathematics subscore of 25 or higher (or SAT equivalent).
    2. A grade of “C” or better in MTH1100 College Algebra.
    3. A grade of “C” or better in MTH1110 Quantitative Reasoning.
    4. A grade of “C” or better in each course within the MTH1210/MTH1220/NSM2500 sequence (only elementary education majors may use this sequence to satisfy the competency requirement).
    5. A grade of “C” or better in any other mathematics class for which MTH1100 or MTH1110 is a prerequisite.
    6. Demonstrated math competency via an AU mathematical competency examination.
* GWC students can also fulfill this requirement with a grade of “C” or better in GEN1200 Mathematical Reasoning for Science and Management.

General Education Requirements for Transfer Students

1. Requirements for students who have completed the IAI core, or who hold an associate’s (AA/AS) degree from a regionally accredited college, or who transfer to Aurora University a minimum of 60 semester hours of coursework with
out having completed the IAI core or an associate’s degree: 
    >> IDS3040 Global Justice.
    >> Participation in a junior-year advising, mentoring, and assessment process.
    >> Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University.

Note: For transfer students in these categories, the first two requirements above are being waived for students entering Aurora University prior to Summer 2016, pending full curricular implementation.

2. Requirements for students who transfer to Aurora University at least 30 but fewer than 60 semester hours of coursework without having completed the IAI core or an associate’s degree:
    >> Take either IDS2020 Trajectories of Human History or IDS2030 Science and Society.
    >> IDS3040 Global Justice.
    >> Participation in a junior-year advising, mentoring, and assessment process.
    >> Completion of the ENG1000 and math competency requirements through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University.

Note: For transfer students in this category, participation in a junior-year advising, mentoring, and assessment process is being waived for students entering Aurora University prior to Summer 2016, pending full curricular implementation.

3. Requirements for students who transfer to Aurora University fewer than 30 semester hours of coursework without having completed the IAI core or an associate’s degree:
    >> All General Education requirements apply.
    >> The ENG1000 and math competency requirements may be met through appropriate transfer credit or at Aurora University.

4. Requirements for students who hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college:
    >> There are no General Education requirements for a student holding a baccalaureate degree.

Additional Regulations Pertaining to Graduation Credit

1. A course may be utilized only once in application toward a degree requirement; specific exemptions are noted in the academic regulations.

2. Expectations as to when ENG1000 and required IDS courses are taken:
    a. A new first-year student is expected to take either ENG1000 or IDS1610 in the first semester at Aurora University, and then the other course in the second semester. 
    b. These students should not take IDS2020 or IDS2030 until their second year at Aurora University; the courses may be taken in either order. Successful completion of IDS1610 and ENG1000 with a grade of “C” or better is a prerequisite for IDS2020 and IDS2030. 
    c. These students should not take IDS3040 until their third year at Aurora University. Successful completion of IDS2020 and IDS2030 with a grade of “C” or better is a prerequisite for IDS3040.
    d.  New transfer students will be advised as to the best timing to take the first of any required IDS courses (see “General Education Requirements for Transfer Students”). They will otherwise follow the progression outlined above.

3. First-year students wishing to meet the ENG1000 requirement via CLEP or AP credit must have official score results submitted to the Registrar’s Office prior to the beginning of their first term of attendance, or registration in ENG1000 will be required during the first year of study.

4. Transfer students entering without having completed an English Composition course equivalent to ENG1000 must complete the requirement as early in their Aurora University career as possible. Transfer students who have transferred in the equivalent of ENG2010 need not take ENG1000. (No credit will be given for ENG1000.) Under no circumstances should a transfer student earn more than nine semester hours at Aurora University or accumulate a total of 84 semester hours toward graduation without enrolling in ENG1000 if this General Education requirement has not already been met by transfer credit, CLEP credit, or AP credit. Transfer students wishing to meet the ENG1000 requirement via CLEP are required to take the examination during their first term of attendance. Once a transfer student has enrolled at Aurora University, the ENG1000 requirement must be met via CLEP and/or appropriate Aurora University coursework. Transfer of English composition courses taken after a student enrolls at Aurora University will not be authorized.

5. Portfolio assessment credit, life and vocational experience credit, off-campus experience credit, examination credit, participation credit, and block credit, shall not count toward the residency requirement.