Each year, Carthage welcomes approximately 150 full-time transfer students. Some have attended community colleges and are taking the next step toward an undergraduate degree. Others are looking for a more personalized education than they received at their former college or university. If you’re looking for a distinctive education, consider all that Carthage offers.
Take the Next Step
Four Steps to Transfer Admission
Your guide to transferring to Carthage, from your application, to credit evaluation, to scholarships and financial aid.
See the Four-Step Guide
Login to Transferology to see how your courses will transfer, and contact us with any questions.
Transfer Equivalency Portal
View our Transfer Equivalency Portal to see how your credit fits into our degree requirements. Please note the transfer guides in the portal are subject to change.
Learn more about transfer credit at Carthage
We are currently accepting applications for spring 2020 and fall 2020 admission to Carthage.
Transfer Open House
Attend a Transfer Open House geared specifically toward students transferring to Carthage in the spring or fall. These events include a presentation, campus tour, and a free lunch in the Carthage cafeteria. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with an optional lunch at noon.
*Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, all Transfer Open Houses will be held virtually
Upcoming Open Houses:
- Saturday, April 4, 2020
- Saturday, May 2, 2020
individual transfer visits
A typical individual visit includes meeting with a transfer coordinator and a student-led tour of campus. When requested in advance, we can also arrange for you to sit in on a class, meet with a professor, and/or meet with a coach. Appointments are available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Scheduling your individual visit is required — call 800-351-4058 or email us at email@example.com.
Competitive Scholarships for Transfer Students
Carthage awards four competitive scholarships each year to new incoming transfer students who show determination, intelligence, and motivation:
- One full-tuition and one $20,000 per year Fall Transfer Scholarship
- One full-tuition and one $20,000 per year Spring Scholarship
Each scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Scholarship competitions are held on campus and include an interview and essay.
- Fall 2020 Transfer Scholarship (application due May 4, 2020)
- Spring 2021 Scholarship (application available in fall 2020)
Carthage Tuition, Fees, Merit Scholarships and Financial Aid
A college education is an investment in your future. Some students are hesitant to consider attending a private college, thinking the cost is beyond their reach. That’s not the case. At Carthage, every student and family qualifies for some type of aid, and 90 percent take advantage of this support. The average financial aid package (grants, scholarships, loans, and college work study) covers a substantial amount of the cost of full-time enrollment. Carthage’s no-need scholarship program enables even students from families with higher incomes to be eligible for financial assistance.
- Learn about more scholarships and assistance for transfer students
- See current Carthage tuition and fees
- Are you a Phi Theta Kappa Member? Learn more about scholarships available to you.
Carthage provides on-campus housing for all students under 23 years of age. Residence halls are equipped with study lounges, laundry facilities, as well as cable television, Internet connections, and Wi-Fi in every room.
Are you a Gateway Student?
Carthage has partnered with Gateway Technical College to offer a guaranteed admission program. Please read through the following information to find out how you can participate.
- Gateway Technical College Guaranteed Admissions Agreement
Gateway Technical College Participation Form
Are you a College of Lake County Student?
Carthage has partnered with College of Lake County to offer a guaranteed admission program. Please read through the following information to find out how you can participate.
Are you a McHenry County College Student?
Carthage has partnered with McHenry County College to offer a guaranteed admission program. Please read through the following information to find out how you can participate.