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University of Iowa News Release


Sept. 25, 2007

UI welcomes NIACC students to the 2 Plus 2 Transfer Plan

Students from North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) can now benefit from the University's 2 Plus 2 Guaranteed Graduation Plan.

Under the 2 Plus 2 plan, UI advisors will help NIACC students select the right courses to receive an Associate of Arts degree in two years at NIACC and successfully transfer to Iowa, where they can earn a bachelor's degree in just two more years, guaranteed.

NIACC has about 3,200 students and offers 37 degrees and programs in Mason City, Iowa. The 2 Plus 2 plan is currently available to NIACC students in about 15 majors, including business, psychology, and sociology.

The addition of NIACC to the 2 Plus 2 program marks the UI's continuing efforts to make the program accessible to students at all Iowa community colleges. The UI welcomed more than 1,000 new transfer students from Iowa community colleges throughout 2006-07.

Earlier this year, the UI also announced a new $1,000 scholarship for incoming 2 Plus 2 students with the highest grade-point averages. Overall, the 2 Plus 2 program is designed to help ease the transition between schools.

Community college students are encouraged to enroll in the 2 Plus 2 plan during their first year of community college in order to benefit most from the degree-planning assistance of Iowa's 2 Plus 2 advisors. High school students headed to college also are encouraged to investigate the plan's potential to save them time and money.

In addition to early Iowa advising, 2 Plus 2 participants enjoy access to UI library and career-planning resources and discounted admission to select UI cultural and athletic events with their UI student ID.

For more information about the 2 Plus 2 plan, visit

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa News Services, 300 Plaza Centre One, Suite 371, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-2500

MEDIA CONTACTS: Tom Paulsen, UI Admissions, 319-335-1559,; Sethanne DeGabriele, NIACC, 641-422-4295; George McCrory, University News Services, 319-384-0012,;

OTHER INFORMATION: See previous releases on the 2 Plus 2 plan at: and