Students wanting to attend a higher education institution in Cleveland can now be admitted to both a two-year and four year school simultaneously under a new Dual Admissions Partnership Program signed by three Cleveland schools–one community college and two universities.
The program will enroll students at Cuyahoga Community College and either Cleveland State University or Kent State University. For students, they’ll now have access to a number of career services along with joint orientation and advising services. They will also receive student ID cards from both the community college and one of the two state universities involved in the program that will provide them access to libraries, sporting and other college and university events.
“This dual admissions program ensures a seamless transition for our students who earn an associate degree and then want to pursue a bachelor’s degree,” said Jerry Sue Thornton, Cuyahoga president. “It also provides our students access to programs and services that they otherwise could not access until they transferred to either of these great universities.”
Upon successful completion of a two-year program, the student will not have to apply for admission into the university because that admission has been pre-approved. This will save students time and paperwork because the transfer will be automatic into the university.
Providing students with dual admission options where each student can select a community college and a university at the time of admission into a community college program is a key component of Ohio’s 10-year Strategic Plan for Higher Education.