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
Use 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.
We are currently accepting applications for fall 2021 and spring 2022 admission to Carthage.
individual transfer visits (In-Person and Virtual Options)
Select a day that’s convenient for you, and we can build a visit that meets your needs. Visits include a meeting with an admissions and financial aid representative, and in-person visits include a campus tour. Both in-person and virtual visits are available.
Sign up for an Individual Visit
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 2021 Transfer Scholarship (application available now)
- Spring 2021 Scholarship (application available in fall 2021)
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.
- 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 internet connections and Wi-Fi in every room.
Learn more about our residence halls
Gateway Technical College
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 and Carthage also offer the STEM Scholars Pathway program for female students, students of color, and low-income students. This program allows you to pursue your interests in science, technology, engineering, and math while receiving funding to earn your bachelor’s degree and enter a cutting-edge career. Download and read the following guides to learn more about the STEM Scholars Pathway program.
- Gateway Technical College Guaranteed Admission Agreement
- Gateway Technical College Participation Form
- STEM Scholars Pathway Program Guide
- STEM Scholars Pathway Costs and Overview
College of Lake County
Carthage has partnered with the College of Lake County to offer a guaranteed admission program. Please read through the following information to find out how you can participate.
McHenry County College
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.
Wisconsin Technical College System
Carthage has a transfer credit agreement with the Wisconsin Technical College System that guarantees certain courses will transfer to Carthage. Please read through the following information to find out transfer equivalencies.