Academic Residency 1.301

Academic Residency refers to the number of credit hours a student must take at Elgin Community College to be eligible for a degree or certificate.

Academic Residency Requirement for University Transfer Degrees:

  • A minimum of 15 semester hours in courses numbered 100 and above and must have been achieved at ECC, excluding Advanced Placement (AP), College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and proficiency credits.

Academic Residency Requirement for Associate of Applied Science Degrees:

  • A minimum of 15 semester hours of coursework that are degree requirements, six of which must also be discipline specific, in courses numbered 100 and above and must have been achieved at ECC, excluding AP, CLEP and proficiency credits.

Academic Residency Requirement for Certificates:

  • One fourth of the curriculum requirements but no less than eight semester hours of credit must have been achieved at ECC, excluding AP, CLEP and proficiency credits.
  • Articulated credit earned through the Tech Prep articulated credit program can be included in the calculation of the academic residency requirement. Tech Prep students who earn articulated credit can only earn ECC certificates after matriculating to ECC. If the certificate requires less than eight semester hours, all courses must be completed at ECC or through ECC’s Tech Prep articulated credit program.

For additional information please see 1.101 Credit for Learning Experiences other than Formal Instruction