Lincoln College

Office of Transition Services: Lincoln College

Transfer Definitions

Articulation Agreement

A written contract between two colleges and/or universities in which course equivalencies are agreed to by both institutions. For example, on www.iTransfer.org you can find course to course agreements (articulation agreements) between Illinois 2 year/community colleges and the 4 year institutions on www.iTransfer.org. For example Lincoln College partners with St. Francis Medical Center College of Nursing.

Bachelor’s Degree

An academic degree conferred by a college or university upon those who complete the undergraduate curriculum. (Approximately 120 credit hours, depending on the institution.)

Competitive Admissions

If a major reaches full capacity within a university, the university may increase the admission requirements.

General Education

The general education core curriculum requirements in language and humanities, social science, mathematics, life and physical sciences, and physical education are central to the mission of Lincoln College. The requirements are designed to provide an enlightening, interrelated program that ensures a wide range of diversified knowledge and promotes lifelong intellectual inquiry.

Lower Division Courses

A term used to describe courses that are usually taught the freshman or sophomore year of college and are general in content. At Lincoln College these are 100 and 200 level courses.

Upper Division Courses

A term used to describe courses that are usually taught the junior and senior year of college and are specific in content. At Lincoln College these are 300 and 400 level courses.