Transfer Students

Are you considering transferring to the University of Illinois from another school to complete a Bachelors of Landscape Architecture (BLA) with us? We have welcomed many transfer students into our department.

Our BLA program requires a six semester sequence of coursework to complete the degree so we recommend that you transfer after completion of one year at a community college, when possible. If not possible, please be aware of the 6 semester (3 year) requirement once you enter the BLA program.

The University of Illinois transfer application process is described and can be completed here. The Transfer Handbook is a vital tool as you determine your next steps.

We encourage you to be proactive and contact our Academic Affairs Cordinator ( for support as you navigate the transfer process. We are happy to work with you to make sure that your transition is smooth. We can help you discover which courses will transfer from your current school, discuss prerequisites, and provide recommended course sequences for moving forward. Consider also arranging a visit to our department to learn more about the program.