A distinctive Education

Carthage College has been named one of the most transfer-friendly colleges in the nation. ? Phi T... Carthage College has been named one of the most transfer-friendly colleges in the nation. — Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society 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. Applications are currently being accepted for Fall 2024 or Spring 2025 admission. Apply online today using the Carthage Application.

Students who have completed an AA or AS degree from an accredited institution will have met all general education requirements at Carthage.

Important information for Cardinal Stritch students

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Schedule a Visit

Carthage offers in-person and virtual visit options for students interested in transferring to Carthage. Select a day that’s convenient for you, and we can build a visit that meets your needs. Visits include a meeting with an admissions and financial aid representative, and in-person visits include a campus tour. Both in-person and virtual visits are available.

Sign up for an Individual Visit


Tuition & Fees

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.

Carthage Undergraduate Tuition & Fees


Scholarships & Financial Aid

Carthage offers automatic merit scholarships to transfer students, as well as financial aid. Carthage also awards four competitive scholarships each year to new incoming transfer students who show determination, intelligence, and motivation. Competitive transfer scholarships range from $25,000 per year to full tuition. If you are a Phi Theta Kappa member, an additional scholarships is available to you.

Scholarships & Aid for Transfer Students


Carthage 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 internet connections and Wi-Fi in every room.

Learn more about our residence halls


Transfer Agreements

Carthage College has partnered with Gateway Technical College, the College of Lake County, and McHenry County College to offer a guaranteed admission program. Carthage also has a transfer credit agreement with the Wisconsin Technical College System that guarantees certain courses will transfer to Carthage. 

Learn more about transfer agreements


Personal Admissions & Financial Aid Support

Do you have questions about admissions, financial aid, academic programs, or anything else? We’re here to help you!