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Annette Hacker, director,
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Office: (515) 294-4777

1-24-08

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

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

Mary Pat Moore, Hawkeye Community College, (319) 296-4255, mmoore@hawkeyecollege.edu

Kathy Flynn, Hawkeye Community College, (319) 296-4218, kflynn@hawkeyecollege.edu

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

Hawkeye Community College and ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program

AMES and WATERLOO, Iowa -- Iowa State University and Hawkeye Community College have joined forces to make it more convenient for Hawkeye students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Hawkeye Community College President Greg Schmitz and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced the joint admission program at a news conference today at Hawkeye's Waterloo campus.

Through the Admissions Partnership Program, Hawkeye Community College 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 Hawkeye:

  • Advising and guidance from Hawkeye and Iowa State
  • Receipt of transfer credit evaluation (each semester in the Admissions Partnership Program) and ISU degree audit
  • 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 Hawkeye 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 Hawkeye 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 Hawkeye students into this program, and, in the future, as students at Iowa State."

Greg Schmitz, president of Hawkeye Community College said, "We are very pleased to work with Iowa State University on this new venture. This agreement gives our students even more options as they pursue a bachelor's degree. We view this partnership as another initiative that will encourage our students to plan long-term to meet their goals of degree completion in four years."

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

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Iowa State University and Hawkeye Community College have joined forces to make it more convenient for Hawkeye students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to transfer to Iowa State. Through the Admissions Partnership Program, Hawkeye 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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"We are very pleased to work with Iowa State University on this new venture. This agreement gives our students even more options as they pursue a bachelor's degree. We view this partnership as another initiative that will encourage our students to plan long-term to meet their goals of degree completion in four years."

Greg Schmitz, President of Hawkeye Community College