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News Service:

Annette Hacker, director,
(515) 294-3720

Office: (515) 294-4777

11-26-07

Contacts:

Marc Harding, ISU Admissions, (515) 294-5482, mharding@iastate.edu

Laura Doering, ISU Admissions, (515) 294-0760, ljdoeri@iastate.edu

Kristin Kollbaum, Northwest Iowa Community College, (712) 324-5061, kkollbaum@nwicc.edu

Teddi Barron, ISU News Service, (515) 294-4778, tbarron@iastate.edu

Northwest Iowa Community College and ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program

AMES and SHELDON, Iowa - Iowa State University and Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) have joined forces to make it more convenient for NCC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Northwest Iowa Community College President Bill Giddings and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced the joint admission program at a news conference today on the Northwest Iowa Community College campus in Sheldon.

Through the Admissions Partnership Program, NCC students who plan to pursue bachelor's degrees at Iowa State will receive special benefits to help pave the way for academic success at both schools. Students accepted into the Admissions Partnership Program will receive the following benefits while still enrolled at NCC:

  • Advising and guidance from NCC and Iowa State
  • Student services
  • Career fairs and career services
  • Library facilities
  • Extracurricular activities and opportunities
  • Recreational facilities and programs
  • Athletic events and entertainment events at student prices
  • Exhibits and cultural events
  • Opportunities to live in ISU housing

This new relationship with NCC expands Iowa State's outreach with the state's community college students. ISU piloted its Admissions Partnership Program with Des Moines Area Community College in 2006. This academic year, the university will continue to establish partnership agreements with all community colleges in Iowa.

"Our Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa's community colleges has been very successful in giving Iowa students more educational benefits and options, and we are delighted to expand this innovative program with the students, faculty and staff of Northwest Iowa Community College," said Iowa State University President Gregory L. Geoffroy. "Iowa's community colleges play an important role in educating Iowa students, and we look forward to welcoming many Northwest Iowa Community College students into this program, and, in the future, as students at Iowa State."

Bill Giddings, President of Northwest Iowa Community College, stated, "This Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State University will be of great benefit to students in Northwest Iowa. This gives students who have an interest in attending ISU the opportunity to begin studies at Northwest Iowa Community College yet gain the same benefits of advising and college resources as if they were on ISU's campus. We look forward to working with Iowa State with this partnership as one additional means of NCC serving the educational needs of the area."

Students who want to be a part of the Admissions Partnership Program must enroll at Northwest Iowa Community College as a degree-seeking student in a program appropriate for transfer. Following admission to NCC, students will work with their NCC counselors to complete and submit an Admissions Partnership Program application form. A student who is accepted into the program by Iowa State:

1. Meets with his or her NCC counselor each semester prior to registration or as required;
2. Consults with an assigned ISU academic adviser to develop a transfer plan and to make any changes to that plan;
3. Follows a course of study at NCC that will meet ISU entrance requirements and fulfill college and program requirements for his or her intended major;
4. Submits an ISU Undergraduate Application for Admission form and pays an application fee to ISU, one semester prior to transferring to Iowa State.

Additional information about the Admissions Partnership Program is available online at http://www.admissions.iastate.edu/partnership, through a NCC counselor or through an ISU transfer admissions counselor (515 294-9334 or 800 262-3810). Applications are available now at NCC.

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Iowa State University and Northwest Iowa Community College have joined forces to make it more convenient for NCC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Through the Admissions Partnership Program, NCC students who plan to pursue bachelor's degrees at ISU will receive special benefits to help pave the way for academic success at both schools.

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"This Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa State University will be of great benefit to students in Northwest Iowa. This gives students who have an interest in attending ISU the opportunity to begin studies at Northwest Iowa Community College yet gain the same benefits of advising and college resources as if they were on ISU's campus. We look forward to working with Iowa State with this partnership as one additional means of NCC serving the educational needs of the area."

Bill Giddings, Northwest Iowa Community College President