Dual-admissions agreement with Dodge City Community College offers students scholarship, ease of transfer to Newman University

May 25, 2011

Newman University and Dodge City Community College (DCCC) have created an agreement that will offer a dual-admissions program and a special scholarship for DCCC students who continue their education at Newman. The agreement allows DCCC students who complete an associate of arts or associate of science degree to transfer to Newman University as juniors with all general education requirements met, with the exception of the philosophy and theology courses required of all Newman students. DCCC students who transfer to Newman will also earn a $3,000 per year scholarship, which is renewed each academic year so long as academic requirements are met.

Under the dual-admissions policy, when students are accepted at DCCC they may submit an application to Newman and an intent to enroll form. Upon graduation from DCCC with an associate of arts or associate of science degree, they are admitted to Newman and can enroll in classes. Students who enroll under the dual-admission policy will also receive the $3,000 scholarship per year beginning when they transfer to Newman.

The new agreement also includes course-by-course articulations between Newman and DCCC for various academic programs. This means students will be able to enroll in DCCC courses knowing that, even without an associate’s degree, their courses will be accepted at Newman. Students will also receive academic advising from both institutions as well as degree audits from Newman University while they are at DCCC to keep them on track with their degree plan.

Newman already offers a $1,500 scholarship per year, renewable for a second year, to any student who completes an associate of arts or associate of science degree at a community college in Kansas and surrounding states. Transfer students are also eligible for other Newman scholarships. With the additional $3,000 scholarship included in the dual-admissions policy, DCCC students can enter Newman with a substantial portion of their tuition covered.

“We are very happy to begin this partnership with Dodge City Community College,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “This agreement creates a clear path for Dodge City students who wish to complete a four-year degree at Newman, and gives them support all along the way to help them reach their goals. We look forward to having more Dodge City Community College graduates join in the Newman community.”

For more information, contact Newman Director of Communications Kelly Snedden at 316-942-4291, ext. 2164, or [email protected].

About Newman University
Newman University is a Catholic, liberal arts university sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ for the purpose of empowering graduates to transform society. Named after Church leader and educator, John Henry Cardinal Newman, its primary focus is educating for life. Newman University provides for students the knowledge and skill to succeed personally and professionally, and nurtures an ethical and moral standard rooted in Judeo-Christian principles. For more information, visit www.newmanu.edu.

About Dodge City Community College
Dodge City Community College is a comprehensive community college, operating with an open-door admissions policy within Ford County, Kansas and an eight-county service region. The College is governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees and is responsible to the community it serves and to the State of Kansas. Dodge City Community College recognizes the existence of individual learning styles and is committed to providing quality instructional programs, student support services, and affordable lifelong learning opportunities. The College challenges students to initiate and maintain academic, vocational-technical, physical, spiritual, social, and personal growth. The mission of Dodge City Community College is to provide challenging and diverse opportunities for the pursuit of learning and to enhance personal and community development in a responsible, accessible, learner-centered environment. For more information, visit www.dccc.cc.ks.us.