Dual Admission Program


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. 

Your community college degree will provide the foundation for future educational and career opportunities. That's a great place to begin, but it's not too early to think about how to get a jumpstart on earning your Bachelor's degree through the St. Ambrose University/Community College Dual Admission program.

The program offers numerous benefits and facilitates a smooth transition from your community college experience to St. Ambrose, and the best part is you can start getting many right now!

Apply for Dual Admission

Why Dual Admission?

Benefits

Articulation Agreement
Your Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree from an accredited community college will satisfy most general education requirements at St. Ambrose University. 

Academic Advising
Even while you are still enrolled in your community college studies, you will have one-on-one academic counseling and regular contact with a St. Ambrose academic advisor to assist you in setting and meeting your academic goals. 

Dual Admission Scholarship
Apply for the SAU/CC Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward your associate's degree and you will be eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when you begin fulltime studies at St. Ambrose. This scholarship is above and beyond any other SAU academic and institutional scholarship aid for which you may be eligible

St. Ambrose Student ID
You will be issued a St. Ambrose student ID that gives you immediate access to a wide range of services, activities, club meetings, events and facilities - including the library, fine arts center, PE center and Career Development center - on the SAU campus. 

SAU Library
A terrific place to study and research, and is staffed by helpful librarians who can answer questions, help locate books, and teach you how to use online resources. The library houses a vast collection of books, periodicals, audio-visual materials, and maintains subscriptions to hundreds of online database services. Your SAU identification allows you to use all of the library services, and also can be used to check out materials from other Quad Cities college and public libraries. 

Galvin Fine Arts Center
Supports fine arts programming and entertainment, including professional cultural events, concerts, lectures, and student activities. Galvin Performing Fine Arts Season events are free to students with St. Ambrose IDs.

Wellness and Recreation Center
Our brand new Wellness and Recreation Center is the place for basketball, racquetball, volleyball, weightlifting, jogging, recreational activities, and varsity athletics. Use of facility equipment is free to you, as part of the program. In addition, your SAU ID gets you free admission to all regular season home athletic events - including basketball, volleyball and football games.

Career Development
The Career Development Center serves offers career planning assistance with opportunities to gain work experiences as a student and fulltime work as a graduate. You will have the opportunity to meet individually with counselors who can assist you with career counseling, internships, resume writing and employment opportunities.

Requirements
  • Be enrolled at a community college
  • Complete admission application indicating your intended date of transfer and major
  • Must be in academic good standing at your current institution and at the time of admission to SAU
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.00
  • Submit updated transcripts at the completion of each term to the SAU Admissions Office
  • A final transcript must be submitted for the formal admission decision at the time of transfer
  • Enroll as a transfer student at SAU within three academic years of initial signing of intent in Dual Admission
Scholarships

Scholarship
Apply for the SAU/CC Dual Admission program prior to completing 30 credits toward your associate's degree and you will be eligible for a special $1,000 scholarship when you begin fulltime studies at St. Ambrose. This scholarship is above and beyond any other SAU academic and institutional scholarship aid for which you may be eligible.


Other Financial Aid
Additional resources are availlable about cost and aid at St. Ambrose University including scholarships and our Net Price Calculator.

Contact


Brandi Ahlers

Transfer Admissions
Admissions and Welcome Center
518 W. Locust St.
Davenport, IA 52803
563-333-6310
800-383-2627
AhlersBrandiJ@sau.edu

So, what's next?

Are you ready to take the next step? St. Ambrose offers more than 60 programs and 26 athletic teams and sports to join on campus. Become an Ambrosian today!