Joliet Guaranteed Admission Agreement Details

Joliet Junior College and Marquette University agree to a cooperative relationship through this agreement to better serve students and facilitate the transfer process.

This agreement offers Joliet Junior College students Guaranteed Admission to Marquette University to complete their Bachelor’s degree. Students must meet all of the requirements outlined in this agreement to guarantee their admission to Marquette University.   

  1. Academic Requirements

    1. Students must have received a high school diploma or equivalent (GED), complete a minimum of 24 transferable credit hours, and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale as a full-time student on all transferrable coursework taken at Joliet Junior College, with no grades earned of less than C. Students asked to leave Joliet Junior College for academic or non-academic reasons will not be considered for guaranteed admission.
    2. Students are required to enroll in their Marquette University degree program within three years of initial enrollment in the Guaranteed Admission program with a maximum of 75 credits that will be applied to their baccalaureate degree. Program requirements are subject to change. Courses accepted for transfer credit must follow Marquette University’s Transfer Course/Credit Policy. Courses numbered lower than 100-level and courses not deemed transferable are not included in this agreement.
    3. International students must demonstrate English language proficiency as part of the final admission process.  Evidence can include completion of both ENG 101 and ENG 102 with grades of C or higher, submitting appropriate results from a standardized English test such as TOEFL or IELTS, or other evidence as explained in the Marquette international admissions process
  2. Admission Requirements

    1. Students must authorize Joliet Junior College and Marquette University to disclose their educational records, including but not limited to, transcripts, admission, and advising information as appropriate. By signing the participation form, students agree to allow the two institutions to share information and to allow the student to reverse transfer credits. Students may also receive communication from Marquette University informing them of presentations, workshops, activities, student events, and visits.
    2. Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing at Joliet Junior College at the time of transfer. Students must adhere to each institution’s standard policies and procedures including but not limited to those dealing with admission, enrollment in courses, transfer credits, financial aid, student conduct and discipline, academic probation, dismissal and reentry.
    3. During enrollment in the Guaranteed Admission Program, Marquette University will provide academic advisement to students to discuss academic program requirements and transfer credit policies when initiated by the student. It is recommended that students track their degree progress by working with their transfer advisor at Joliet Junior College and Marquette University.   
    4. This agreement applies to Marquette University programs listed in the Appendix. Note, not all undergraduate programs are available through this agreement as some programs do not offer a transfer entry option or may not have spaces to offer in a given semester. Students interested in a Marquette University program not listed in the Appendix should follow general transfer admission instructions and need not submit the Guaranteed Admission Agreement documents.
    5. The degree programs in the College of Business Administration, Opus College of Engineering, and College of Health Sciences have a higher cumulative GPA requirement of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Additionally, students must adhere to the listed requirements below for admission to the respective undergraduate degree program: 
      1. College of Business Administration - At minimum, three of the four courses must be completed; all completed courses must earn a grade of B or better.
        • ACCY 102, ECON 103, ECON 104, and MATH 150
      2. Opus College of Engineering:
        • A grade of B or better in MATH 170. A grade of B or better in CHEM 101 and/or PHYS 201 (student can take both CHEM 101 and PHYS 201, or just CHEM 101 or just PHYS 201).
      3. College of Health Sciences - a grade of B or better in BIO 151 and CHEM 101.
    6. Students may also qualify for Marquette University scholarships. Available scholarships can be viewed on Marquette University’s website.
    7. Students may apply for Honors in the Disciplines at Marquette University. A complete list of Disciplinary Honors Programs, their eligibility requirements, and application processes can be found online.
  3. Other terms

    1. All students participating in the Guaranteed Admission Agreement must apply to Marquette University using the Common Application or the Marquette University Admission Application by the Marquette University application deadline for the desired entry term.
    2. Failure to meet the requirements above does not preclude the student from applying and being considered for admission to Marquette University using the traditional admission process.
    3. Students with a felony, misdemeanor, non-academic dismissal or suspension will be evaluated by Marquette University’s Dean of Students prior to admission. As a result, admission cannot be guaranteed through this agreement.
    4. Joliet Junior College will publish a version of this document and related forms on their website so that the details of this agreement are available to students interested in participating in the program. Marquette University and Joliet Junior College will have the right to review and approve all advertising for the agreement. Marquette will advertise this agreement on their website and to prospective students.
    5. Joliet Junior College will provide official transcripts at no cost for students participating in an on-campus admissions or advising event hosted by Marquette.
    6. This agreement is effective for three years and is subject to annual renewal. Any changes to the program in regards to any part of this agreement, must be in writing so that this agreement can be re-evaluated. Notice of changes shall be provided at least 60 days prior to the first day of instruction (at both institutions) of the academic year in which the change will be implemented.  
    7. Should the program be dissolved, students who are participating at that time will be guaranteed transfer into Marquette University provided they satisfy all program requirements.

List of approved majors

  • Klingler College of Arts and Sciences
  • *College of Business Administration
  • Diederich College of Communication
  • *Opus College of Engineering
  • *College of Health Sciences
  • College of Education


Biochemistry & Molecular Biology


Biological Sciences



Classical Languages

Classical Languages for Ed. Majors

Classical Studies

Cognitive Science

Computational Mathematics

Computer Science

Criminology & Law Studies

Data Science



Environmental Studies




Interdisciplinary Majors

International Affairs

Latin American Studies


Peace Studies



Physiological Sciences

Political Science


Social Welfare & Justices


Spanish Language & Literature

Spanish for the Professions

Theology and Religion

Women’s and Gender Studies


Business Administration

Business Economics


Human Resources Management

Information Systems

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

International Business


Operations & Supply Chain Management

Real Estate


Communication Studies

Corporate Communication

Digital Media (Broadcasting)


Media Studies

Public Relations

Theatre Arts

Biomedical Engineering – Biocomputing

Biomedical Engineering – Bioelectronics

Biomedical Engineering – Biomechanics

Civil Engineering

Construction Engineering & Management

Computer Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Environmental Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Biomedical Sciences

Educational Studies

Elementary/Middle Education

Middle/Secondary Education

* The degree programs in the College of Business Administration, Opus College of Engineering, and College of Health Sciences must adhere to the listed requirements in the agreement.