Updated: April 18, 2013 6:05AM
Governors State University’s Dual Degree Program was selected for the Outstanding Program/Project Award by the Commission for Admissions, Orientation and First Year Experience, a unit of the American College Personnel Association.
The Dual Degree Program is a partnership between the university and area community colleges that paves the way for successful completion of both associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, according to the school.
“We are pleased that the ACPA has recognized the unique qualities and success of the Dual Degree Program,” GSU President Elaine P. Maimon said. “This program has been a partnership with our community colleges, and I want to thank them for working so closely with us for student success.
The Dual Degree Program has put GSU at the forefront of the national efforts to create seamless pathways from the community colleges to university graduation.”
About 400 GSU and community college students are enrolled in the program. Students in the program are guaranteed admission to GSU with no application fee and are locked into a GSU tuition rate.
A program transfer specialist is assigned to students to help them complete their associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in the shortest time possible.
GSU’s partners in the program are Joliet Junior College, Kankakee Community College, Moraine Valley Community College, Prairie State College, South Suburban College, Triton College, Harper College, the College of DuPage, Morton College and the City Colleges of Chicago.
For more information on the Dual Degree Program, visit www.govst.edu/dualdegree/.