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Release: Sept. 3, 1999

UI signs joint admission agreement with community college district

IOWA CITY, Iowa —New students who attend any of the Eastern Iowa Community College District (EICCD) campuses at Clinton, Scott and Muscatine can now seek joint admission with the University of Iowa under a new agreement to be signed Tuesday, Sept. 7 by UI President Mary Sue Coleman and EICCD Chancellor John Blong.

Under the Joint Admission Agreement, participating students must complete an associate of arts degree and meet all specific admission requirements for their degrees before transferring to the UI. Students will receive counseling about transferring including an opportunity to map out detailed transfer plans specific to individual majors. By having early contact with the university, students can increase their bond with the institution, and they'll get help in completing the admission, housing and financial aid processes.

"Students can now declare their four year plans with the University of Iowa while taking advantage of a great first two years at EICCD. Participating students can pursue their plans at both schools with a great deal of confidence and get the maximum benefit from both," notes Michael Barron, director of the UI Office of Admissions.

The joint admission agreement is the latest in a series of recruitment and transfer services provided by the UI Office of Admissions, in exploring new, innovative partnerships with community colleges.