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ECC, Roosevelt announce dual degree program

ELGIN – Students seeking to earn their associate degree from Elgin Community College and their bachelor’s degree from Roosevelt University in four years will benefit from a new dual degree program that school officials announced Friday.

“This program provides a pathway for full-time students to earn high-quality, accessible and affordable four-year degrees close to home from both ECC and Roosevelt,” Chuck Middleton, president of Roosevelt, said during a ceremony at Elgin Community College.  

Students in the dual degree program at ECC will be guaranteed acceptance to Roosevelt once they complete their associate degrees, and their degree requirements will be locked in for three years after they select their intended Roosevelt major, according to a news release from ECC.

“This partnership further exemplifies our mission to improve people’s lives through learning,”  ECC President David Sam said in the release. “It provides another opportunity for our students to continue their education and fulfill their educational goals. We are proud to join Roosevelt in this endeavor.”

Roosevelt also has established degree completion articulations to provide ECC students with pathways for a smooth transition to Roosevelt University, including the Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.  Degree completion articulations that are being developed with ECC are for the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Arts in Information Technology, the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, and the Bachelor of Arts in Integrated Marketing Communications.

Students in the program receive a Roosevelt tuition discount based on their GPA when they matriculate to Roosevelt. In addition, high-achieving students at ECC are eligible to compete for special $15,000 and $12,500 annual Roosevelt scholarships and $1,000 awards.

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