ECC and Elmhurst College announce guaranteed admission and dual enrollment partnerships

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Published 10/09/2018
Administrators and Elmhurst College and ECC during signing ceremony

Administrators and Elmhurst College and ECC during signing ceremony

Elgin Community College and Elmhurst College of Elmhurst, IL have enhanced their transfer partnership, making it even easier for students to begin their college education at ECC before transferring to Elmhurst. An agreement signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, Oct. 9 with representatives from both colleges in attendance.

“We are excited about our partnership with Elmhurst College,” said David Sam, PhD, JD, LLM, president of Elgin Community College. “The guaranteed admission and dual enrollment agreements create another avenue and opportunity to help move students to the next level of educational success. We are always pleased to work with institutions like Elmhurst on student success-focused initiatives that will benefit students long after they have graduated from ECC.”

“The best partnerships are formed when they are focused on strengths,” echoed Troy D. VanAken, PhD, president of Elmhurst College. “This agreement fits within our mission and values at Elmhurst; it focuses on seamless pathways for ECC students to be successful at Elmhurst.”

Though the colleges had previously established an admission agreement in 2015, the new and enhanced partnership gives ECC students: guaranteed admission into Elmhurst to complete their Bachelor’s degree (with up to 70 credit hours accepted toward B.A. and B.S. degrees); access to academic advisors at both colleges; an invitation to apply to the Honors Program at Elmhurst (for students with 3.5 transferable GPA or higher); the ability to take upper-level courses at Elmhurst College not offered at ECC, allowing students to stay on target for graduation while paying ECC tuition rates (when in the Dual Enrollment program); and access to many events and activities at Elmhurst.

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Elmhurst College is a leading four-year college that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst offers 60 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, evening and online programs for adults, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst College is among the top-ranked colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Reportand U.S. News, Money, and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.