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Neighbors Growing Together | Apr 23, 2014

Iowa Wesleyan to share services with Southeastern Community College

By ASHLEE DE WIT | Jan 22, 2014

MT. PLEASANT (GTNS) – Southeastern Community College and Iowa Wesleyan College will sign an extensive cooperative enrollment agreement, which combines policies of the two institutions into one document, resulting in cooperative use of services and facilities, an updated transfer agreement and streamlined dual admission.

“This has been an evolutionary process,” said David File, IWC associate vice president. “We’ve had a variety of different agreements over the years, but over the last three years, we decided (the agreement) needed to be reviewed and updated. And while we were going to do that, we decided to pull our policies and practices together into a single document.”

IWC President Steven Titus and SCC President Michael Ash will confirm the “Memorandum of Cooperative Enrollment Agreements.” They will also share remarks and field questions about the agreement in an event that will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, in the Board Room on SCC’s West Burlington campus.

“The biggest change, the most significant consequence, is a resurgence in the dual admission agreement,” File said.

This means that students admitted to SCC who receive an associate degree and maintain a 2.0 GPA are also guaranteed admission to IWC.

On average, nearly 50 students per year enroll at IWC following their studies at SCC.

“It makes for a seamless transition,” File said.

For both IWC and SCC students, benefits from the agreement will take effect immediately.

Students will be able to count one institution’s classes as part of the other school’s course load, take advantage of services offered through either school (e.g. library resources, computer labs), and attend events — including athletics — with their reciprocal student IDs.

IWC will also continue to offer informational and advising services every other Monday at SCC’s West Burlington campus.

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