Frequently Asked Questions
1. What types of degrees are available at Generations?
2. What is your ACT/SAT college code?
3. Do you require a personal essay and letters of recommendation for admission?
4. Where is Generations College located?
5. What other ways can I be accepted to Generations?
6. How many transfer credits does Generations accept?
7. How do I find out which classes will transfer and how many credits will be accepted?
8. How many students attend Generations?
9. How diverse is Generations?
10. How safe is the campus?
11. What is the average class size at Generations?
12. What is your application deadline?
13. What kind of scholarships do you offer new students?
14. Do I have to apply for scholarships?
15. Do you accept AP credit?
16. Can I receive financial aid in addition to scholarships?
Q1: What types of degrees are available at Generations?
A: Generations College currently offers two year Associate Degrees in Court Reporting, Paralegal Studies, Criminal Justice, and Business Administration. As well as online degree programs for Business Administration and Criminal Justice.
Q2: What is your ACT/SAT college code?
A: ACT = college code is 1073
SAT = college code is 1520
Q3: Do you require a personal essay and letters of recommendation?
A: A personal essay is not required but recommended. Letters of recommendation are not required but recommended as well. These can be submitted along with the application to the Admissions office at admissions@Generations.edu.
Q4: Where is Generations College located?
A: We are located in downtown Chicago, at 29 East Madison Street, on the second floor of the Historic Heyworth building. Generations College is near the South Shore, Illinois Central, Rock Island, Milwaukee Road, Burlington, and Northwestern trains. In addition, we are close to the CTA Madison/Wabash stop.
Q5: What other ways can I be accepted to Generations?
A: Generations College also accepts students who have completed their GED and provide their official GED transcripts.
Q6: How many transfer credits does Generations accept?
A: This depends upon the program you are enrolled in. For any degree you must have a minimum of 36 semester hours from Generations College.
Q7: How do I find out which classes will transfer and how many credits will be accepted?
A: The best way to do this is by making an appointment with the Registrar, who can help you figure out where your courses will fit and what you'll need to complete here at Generations.
Q8: How many students attend Generations College?
A: Generations College enrolls anywhere from 180 to 250 students each year. We are a small, close-knit community of students, faculty, and staff.
Q9: How diverse is your school?
A: We celebrate diversity here at Generations! Over 50% of our students are African American, Latino, Asian American, and Native American. The diversity of our student body also extends to a wide variety of education backgrounds, ages, and ethnicities.
Q10: How safe is your campus?
A: Generations College is located inside the safe and secure Heyworth building. Visitors are required to check in at the lobby of the building and again once inside the Generations College campus. The building has hired security guards on duty at all times. The Heyworth building is on a well-lit main street with extremely close access to public transportation.
Q11: What is the average class size?
A: Generations College prides itself on the personal attention which each student receives. The average class size ranges from 7 to 15 students.
Q12: What is your application deadline?
A: Registration is ongoing.
Q13: What kinds of scholarships do you offer new students?
A: We have two scholarships which are available to new students here at Generations. The first which is called the Generations Transfer Scholarship Application is specifically for transfer students who pursue an associate degree full-time at Generations College. The second is the Generations Student Family Scholarship which is for members of the same family who enroll at the same time. Again, this scholarship is only available to full-time students pursuing an associate degree.
Q14: Are there scholarships available for new students?
A: Yes, there are. The deadline is always by the add/drop date each semester.
Q15: Do you accept AP credit?
A: Yes! Students who take the AP exam in any subject and score a "3" may receive 3 college credits in that subject.
Q16: Can I receive financial aid in addition to scholarships?
A: Yes, more than 88% of Generations students receive some kind of financial aid based on need and/or merit. We recommend all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine how much aid can be awarded. To estimate the amount of aid you will qualify for, you can click here to use our Financial Aid Calculator.