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Far too many students walk onto college campuses unprepared for what it takes to earn degrees. Within six years, about half of those who enroll with high hopes will have failed to graduate and bid farewell to their dreams, some for financial reasons and many others simply because they weren’t ready. It’s not helping them....
NIU President Doug Baker and SVCC President Scott Hellmich, sign agreements Tuesday that create new pathways to degrees for SVCC students.
A pair of new agreements between Sauk Valley Community College and Northern Illinois University will make it easier for SVCC students to earn college degrees that will set them on the path to career success. In a ceremony Tuesday, the two institutions signed a new degree completion program that will allow some SVCC students to...
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Helping students pursue their dreams can prove difficult, especially with the interdisciplinary nature of environmental education. NIU’s Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy (ESE Institute) is bringing together environmental educators, especially from two-year colleges, to build a northern Illinois environmental education network. The ESE Institute will host the Regional Summit on...
NIU President Doug Baker and Kishwaukee College President Tom Choice signed an innovative reverse transfer agreement during a Friday morning ceremony at Kishwaukee’s campus in Malta. The agreement allows eligible NIU students who transferred from Kishwaukee without associate’s degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “Postsecondary education is a powerful force...
Doug Baker
NIU has been a top destination for community college transfer students in the state of Illinois for many years. Those transfer students perform well when they get to NIU and ultimately have strong graduation rates. To build on these strengths, our academic and enrollment management staff members are examining opportunities to further enhance our partnerships....
Students from across the region transfer to NIU.
Results from NIU’s Fall 2012 Transfer Student Survey show that approximately 90 percent of NIU on-campus transfer students found the process of transferring to NIU to be “manageable,” “easy” or “very easy.” The majority of transfer students also reported that they were “well prepared” or “extremely well prepared” by their community college to transition to...
Isaac Palma
College is a defining moment in a person’s life; it is the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
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Northern Illinois University and Waubonsee Community College have agreed to develop a process that will allow NIU students who transferred from Waubonsee without associate degrees to earn the two-year degree using credit from NIU courses. “We are launching a pilot project this fall that will help qualified NIU students earn an additional credential by transferring...
Every Tuesday at Northern Illinois University is a special day for students ready to complete their bachelor’s degrees at a four-year university. Transfer Tuesdays at NIU offer prospective students a great opportunity to learn about the NIU community, the transfer admission process and transfer student resources. Joining the “Huskie Nation” comes complete with courses taught...
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NIU President John G. Peters indicated in his March 24 campus update that “it is difficult to predict the precise course of this spring’s budget debate” and that “what happens in Springfield during the next 60 days will be of critical importance to every employee and annuitant at Northern Illinois University.” His message to be...
NIU President John G. Peters looks over construction plans with officials from Illinois Valley Community College.
NIU’s collaboration with community colleges is the topic of a lunchtime conversation from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, in the Capitol Room South of the Holmes Student Center. Speakers from NIU colleges, centers and offices will share information about the many NIU initiatives now under way with community colleges across the region. Representatives...