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Transfer Students

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


Students enjoy a spring day by taking class outside, and grabbing a seat in Sesquicentennial Plaza.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

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We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 admission to Carthage.
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Transfer Open House

Attend a Transfer/Spring Open House geared specifically toward students transferring to Carthage in the spring or fall, or freshmen starting at Carthage in the spring. 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. 
Upcoming Open Houses: 
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Sign up to attend a Transfer/Spring Open House

Transfer Tuesday Visits

A typical Transfer Tuesday 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 Transfer Tuesday visit is required.
Schedule a Transfer Tuesday 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 75%-tuition Fall Transfer Scholarship
  • One full-tuition and one 75%-tuition Spring Scholarship

Each scholarship is renewable for up to three years. Scholarship competitions are held on campus and include an interview and essay.
Learn more:
Fall 2017 Transfer Scholarship (Deadline: May 5, 2017)
Spring 2018 Scholarship (Applications will be available in Fall 2017)

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

Campus Housing


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.
Learn more about our residence halls

Are you a College of Lake County or Gateway Student?


If you attend the College of Lake County or Gateway, you may view and print a transfer credit and equivalency guide. To obtain an official transcript evaluation, apply for admission online and have all official transcripts from each institution previously attended forwarded to Carthage.
View transfer credit and equivalency guide
Apply online
See Four Steps to Transferring for additional information

 

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