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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

Fiona Valentine, Western Iowa Tech Community College, (712) 274-8733, ext. 1334, valentf@witcc.edu

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

Western Iowa Tech Community College and ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program

AMES and SIOUX CITY, Iowa - Iowa State University and Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) have joined forces to make it more convenient for WITCC students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Western Iowa Tech President Robert Dunker and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced the joint admission program at a news conference today at WITCC's Sioux City campus.

Through the Admissions Partnership Program, Western Iowa Tech 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 Western Iowa Tech:

  • Advising and guidance from WITCC 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 hous ing

This new relationship with Western Iowa Tech Community College 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 Western Iowa Tech 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 Western Iowa Tech Community College students into this program, and, in the future, as students at Iowa State."

"This new partnership with ISU will open many new doors to our students," said Robert Dunker, Western Iowa Tech president. We are happy to see ISU reaching out to western Iowa and making the transition to the university as seamless as possible. This will have a great economic benefit on all who live in this region."

Students who want to be a part of the Admissions Partnership Program must enroll at Western Iowa Tech Community College as a degree-seeking student in a program appropriate for transfer. Following admission to WITCC, students will work with their WITCC 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 WITCC 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 WITCC 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 WITCC counselor or through an ISU transfer admissions counselor (515-294-9334 or 800-262-3810). Applications are available now at WITCC.

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Iowa State University and Western Iowa Tech Community College have joined forces to make it more convenient for Western iowa Tech students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Through the Admissions Partnership Program, WITCC 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 new partnership with ISU will open many new doors to our students. We are happy to see ISU reaching out to western Iowa and making the transition to the university as seamless as possible. This will have a great economic benefit on all who live in this region."

Robert Dunker, Western Iowa Technical Community College President