What is Joint Admissions?
Through joint admission, students at one of our Eastern Iowa Community Colleges can enroll at their intended four-year transfer college while attending and completing classes with us.
Note: Not all four-year colleges offer a joint admission program, and some majors are not available through the joint admission program offered by a college. Please see the list of participating colleges and universities below for more information.
TIP: Each four-year college or university may name their program differently. Other names for this type of program include 2+2 and dual enrollment.
Why should you participate?
A major advantage is that, once accepted into the program, you are immediately connected to an advisor at the four-year college for help in developing your transfer plan. You will have both a community college advisor and a four-year college advisor to assist you in staying on track. Each semester your community college transcript will be sent to the four-year college which will provide you with feedback on your progress.
Each joint admission program is unique, but other benefits of participation may include:
- Access to the four-year college’s library, recreation center or events (may require
a student fee)
- Career exploration services offered by the four-year college
- Course plan that allows you to complete your bachelor’s degree with two years at the
community college and two years at the four-year college (2+2)
- Locking in your bachelor degree requirements at the four-year college
Are you eligible for joint admissions?
There are some guidelines students must follow to participate in joint admissions. For example, you may need to enroll in a joint admissions program within earning 30-35 credits with us. Usually a student will need to maintain a 2.0 grade point average to keep their enrollment active in a joint admission program. Be sure to learn the details of the joint admission program you choose to join.
How do you sign up for joint admissions?
After completing an Eastern Iowa Community Colleges application, you may then complete a joint admission application for your intended four-year college. Some joint admissions applications are available online and you will find them in the list below. The Advising Services Office at your community college can help you locate an application and answer your questions about joint admissions.
Note: In most joint admission programs you will also need to complete a final transfer
application to your intended four-year college during your sophomore year with us.
We strongly recommend that you submit this final application a year before your transfer.
Colleges & Universities that Offer a Joint Admissions Program
- Clarke University
- University of Iowa
- Palmer College of Chiropractic
- St. Ambrose University
- Trinity College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Iowa Wesleyan College
- Western Illinois University
- Iowa State University
- University of Northern Iowa