Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University are joining forces to offer a Dual Admission Program (DAP) for students who plan to attend a community college first, then transfer to SIU Carbondale for a specific major. The program is intended to help students prepare their transfer to SIU well in advance of the enrollment date and take some of the stress out of the transfer process.
Sheri Sulser, SIUC Transfer Coordinator, “Dual Admission Program students benefit from a customized transfer plan designed to keep students on track for their SIU majors, along with feedback each semester on how recent credit earned transfers from Kaskaskia to SIU. Dual Admission Program students have access to a series of online seminar courses that gives them the ability to lock in tuition rates at SIU as early as the second semester at Kaskaskia, and the course connects them with other students planning to transfer to SIU. The Dual Admission Program is designed to remove any barriers for transfer students and provides students with a smooth and seamless transition from Kaskaskia College to SIU Carbondale”.
Participation in this program allows students who plan to go to Carbondale to get the benefit of KC’s low cost and small class sizes while building a relationship with SIUC faculty and staff.
In order to qualify for DAP a student must: have at least two semesters (minimum of 30 semester hours) remaining at KC; meet admission requirements for SIU Carbondale and maintain at least a 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by SIU while attending KC; and declare a specific major at SIU Carbondale.
Benefits available to transfer students taking part in the Dual Admission Program include semester by semester updates on how the recent credit earned transfers to SIU, personalized contact with an SIU staff member, and early admission to SIU Carbondale.
Another tremendous benefit to the program is that SIUC can lock in the tuition rate for the student. So, as after the student registers for their first SIUC class and maintain continuous enrollment, they will continue to pay the same tuition as long as they are a student.