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What is Dual Admission?

SIUE has established partnerships with various community colleges to establish dual admission programs for students planning to pursue a baccalaureate degree following attendance at the community college. This program is designed to provide a seamless transition between the community college and the University. Students pursuing transfer degrees or similar curricular paths at one of our partner schools may be eligible for the Dual Admission Program. View a list of participating community colleges.

Students attending one of our partner community colleges should consider applying for dual admission. The following criteria will be reviewed to determine whether the program is the best option for those applying:

  • pursuing an AA, AS, equivalent transfer degree or the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) as outlined by the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI)
  • fewer than 30 semester hour earned at the time of application
  • minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • minimum of two semester remaining at the community college

Students who are interested in participating in the dual admission program while enrolled at their participating community college must complete an SIUE Dual Admission application indicating the future term they plan to attend SIUE. Admitted students receive an acceptance letter from the University containing information necessary to access resources at SIUE. Students are encouraged to engage in selected activities to help them connect with the University.

By agreeing to participate in this dual admission program, students will receive a waiver of SIUE's admission application fee, an ongoing automatic evaluation of transfer credit each semester, academic advisement as appropriate, and periodic program updates.

At the end of each semester, the community college will forward an official transcript to SIUE. Awarded transfer credit will be posted and available to the student on CougarNet. Additionally, students may run degree audits to monitor progress toward their intended undergraduate degree program.

For more information, contact:
Jennifer Harbaugh 
Transfer Admissions at SIUE
(618) 650-3705

Mary Ettling
Office of Educational Outreach
(618) 650-3215

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