Dual-admissions agreement with Pratt Community College offers students scholarships, ease of transfer to Newman University

Jun 21, 2011

Newman University and Pratt Community College (PCC) have created an agreement that will offer a dual-admissions program and a special scholarship for PCC students who continue their education at Newman.

The agreement allows PCC 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. Pratt 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 Pratt Community College they may submit an application to Newman and an intent to enroll form. Upon graduation from PCC 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 PCC for various academic programs. This means students will be able to enroll in PCC 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 PCC 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, PCC students can enter Newman with a substantial portion of their tuition covered.

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

“Pratt Community College is pleased to announce a new dual-admissions program with Newman University,” said Jim Stratford, PCC vice-president of instruction. “The new agreement between the institutions guarantees transfer acceptance of all courses applicable to an associate of science or associate of arts degree from Pratt Community College.”

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 Pratt Community College
Pratt Community College is a two-year public, comprehensive community college and an area vocational school. PCC offers a well-rounded general education for the student planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, in addition to the two-year technical programs. For more information, visit www.prattcc.edu.