Requirements for the GECC Credential (Illinois Articulation Initiative General Education Core Curriculum)
The Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) is a statewide agreement among more than 100 Illinois colleges and universities. The IAI includes an agreed upon Illinois General Education Core Curriculum (GECC), which is a package of general education courses accepted at all IAI participating schools. Completion of the GECC package of IAI approved courses assures transferring students that lower-division, campus-wide general education requirements will be satisfied at any participating institution. It is important to keep in mind that an IAI transfer institution may require an institution-wide and/or mission-related graduation requirement beyond the scope of the GECC and that baccalaureate majors often require specific general education courses. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that students work closely with an academic advisor when selecting courses.
The GECC Credential is a transfer-related credential. It can be completed on its own or along with a transfer associate degree and is required coursework in the Associate in Arts degree. It is not a certificate or credential that prepares students for employment or certification in a specific occupational field. Completion of the GECC Credential is recorded on the student’s transcript.
To satisfy GECC requirements, MCC may recognize courses taken at non-IAI participating accredited colleges and universities, at MCC prior to summer of 1998, and through Advanced Placement and CLEP. These courses will be evaluated through the Office of Credentials Evaluation. For students planning to transfer, the transfer school will follow their established credit policies and may wish to re-evaluate this coursework.
Courses listed below apply to students who first enrolled for Summer 2022 or later. Students who first entered prior to Summer 2022 should contact an academic advisor for more information. Academic advisors help students choose the appropriate courses based on transfer requirements.