St. Ambrose University, Black Hawk College, and Eastern Iowa Community Colleges announced a new Dual Admission Agreement Program (DUAPP) with several benefits, including a new scholarship.
Students enrolled in the DUAPP program will receive an additional $1,000 annual scholarship beyond other SAU academic and institutional scholarships and aid. They also lock in General Education graduation requirements; meet regularly with a St. Ambrose advisor while still in community college; and take advantage of the St. Ambrose Career Development Center, library, athletics facilities, free admission to fine arts events and home games, and co-curricular opportunities within their major.
In the past 10 years, 2,500 community college students have transferred to St. Ambrose with more than 85 percent of those students coming from Black Hawk College and the Eastern Iowa Community Colleges. Top areas of study for transfer students include nursing, teacher education, business, exercise science, accounting, engineering and the health sciences.
Video: Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ, president, speaks about the value of a dual admissions program. (0:44)
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Video: Vice President for Enrollment Management John Cooper (0:37)