IWC Signs Strategic Partnership with Southeastern Community College

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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Iowa Wesleyan College (IWC) of Mount Pleasant and Southeastern Community College (SCC) launched an extensive cooperative enrollment agreement today. The agreement will offer students at both institutions seamless, shared access to educational programs and services.

The “Memorandum of Cooperative Enrollment Agreements” updates policies and practices between the two institutions into a single document. Updates include Reciprocal Student I.D. cards and privileges, a transfer agreement for SCC students holding Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, cooperative use of educational services and facilities, and a streamlined dual admission process.
IWC President Steven Titus explained how the partnership between the two colleges will make a four-year degree more attainable for residents throughout the Great River Region.

“This agreement is the first step in a bold vision to establish a high quality, comprehensive, higher education network in this region of the state.”

Details of the agreement include students’ ability able to count one institution’s classes as part of the other school’s course load, being able to take advantage of specified services offered through either school, including library, institutionally sponsored events, computer labs, and guaranteed admission to Iowa Wesleyan College at the time of admission to SCC.

SCC President Michael Ash noted that the agreement will also benefit SCC students.

“SCC students wanting to continue their education beyond SCC have an option right here in their own backyard. This is a great service we can provide for students who can’t leave the area to get their four-year degree.”

On average, nearly 50 students per year enroll IWC following their studies at SCC.

Titus explained that the partnership creates a seamless four-year degree completion pathway for SCC students.

“Combined with IWC’s online programs, and new and expanding graduate offerings, this agreement means that the residents throughout the Great River Region will have more opportunities for career development and enhancement than ever before.”

Iowa Wesleyan College will continue to offer informational and advising services, Mondays, on a bi-weekly basis at SCC’s West Burlington campus for participating students and persons interested in learning more.

For more information about the agreement, contact David C. File, Associate Vice President, Iowa Wesleyan College at 319-385-6245 or dfile@iwc.edu.