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Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) Policy


General Education Curriculum

Saint Xavier University is a participant in the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI). SXU's participation in this state-wide agreement allows students to follow a general education curriculum that transfers smoothly from over 100 participating schools into all of the 43 undergraduate programs at SXU.

Students who have completed the IAI general education core curriculum (IAI/GECC) are required to take two further mission-based courses at Saint Xavier University in order to complete their general education requirements. These courses are:

  • Philosophy 150: The Examined Life (3)
  • One religious studies course (3)

Students may qualify for SXU's IAI/GECC Articulation Agreement if the majority of the general education core has been completed prior to transferring. Any remaining required courses may be taken at Saint Xavier University after matriculation.  All other transfer credit will be evaluated on an individual basis.

For a full discussion of general education transfer policies, see the General Education page of this catalog.

All transfer students must complet a Transfer Student Orientation, ACSU 101: This orientation is a one time only information session for our transfer students. There is no cost associated with it and carries zero credit hours. This is a graduation requirement for transfer students.