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NIU and COD sign guaranteed admission agreement

December 9, 2016

niu-cod-centerpieceA new partnership between College of DuPage (COD) and Northern Illinois University provides guaranteed admission for COD students to a broad range of study areas at NIU.

Students will now have an opportunity to earn a wide range of degrees at NIU, including a B.S. in Applied Technology, a B.G.S. in Health and Human Sciences, a B.S. in Applied Management, or a B.A. or B.S. degree from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at NIU.

“This is a far-reaching and significant partnership that provides a guaranteed pathway for our students to earn a bachelor’s degree at Northern Illinois University,” said College of DuPage President Dr. Ann Rondeau. “This type of innovative agreement offers access to affordable, quality education between two of the finest public higher education institutions in Illinois. We will continue to pursue opportunities such as this one to help our students reach their highest potential and prepare them for the 21st century workforce.”

Under the new guaranteed admission agreement, upon completion of their course work at COD, students who maintain a 2.00 grade point average will receive guaranteed admission to NIU, and students with GPAs of 3.20 or higher will receive guaranteed admission into the NIU Honors Program. Completion of general education requirements at COD through this program will be accepted at NIU, and COD students may transfer to NIU after earning a minimum of 24 credits.

“We are committed to providing a pathway to a bachelor’s degree for students who are driven to achieve that goal,” said NIU President Douglas Baker. “This agreement breaks down barriers and provides a seamless process that allows students to attain a degree that will position them for career advancement throughout their lifetime.”

For more information about this initiative, please contact either COD Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Emmanuel Awuah at 630-942-2652 or [email protected] or the NIU Office of Registration and Records at 815-753-0681 or [email protected].