Joliet Junior College students can seamlessly transfer to Lewis University after earning their associate’s degree. Students will earn the Associate of Applied Science at JJC and then transfer to Lewis to complete the Bachelor of Arts in Social Work with the option to complete the MSW in one additional year. Lewis BA and MSW programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education’s Commission on Accreditation (CSWE).

Students at JJC may transfer up to 71 credit hours. Students will then transfer to Lewis University to complete their remaining two years, 57 credit hours at the Romeoville campus.

If a student would like to earn their MSW, they can do so in one additional year.


JJC courses are taught at JJC tuition rates, while the remaining Lewis courses are completed and paid based on Lewis University tuition rates.


  • Students who are enrolled in or have completed the Associate of Applied Science degree program at JJC as outlined in the JJC/Lewis University 2+2 agreement.
  • Students completing the Associate of Applied Science degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • New students to JJC who indicate their intent to enter the partnership program with Lewis University. Students can apply for dual enrollment to JJC and Lewis.

For more information and full admission requirements for the 2+2 program, please contact Angie Caldwell at or (815) 836-5699.

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