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June 15, 2011

Cowley College creates dual-admissions agreement with Newman University


Cowley College and Newman University have created an agreement that will offer a dual-admissions program and a special scholarship for Cowley students who continue their education at Newman. The agreement allows Cowley 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. Cowley 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 Cowley they may submit an application to Newman and an intent to enroll form. Upon graduation from Cowley 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 Cowley for various academic programs. This means students will be able to enroll in Cowley 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 Cowley 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, Cowley students can enter Newman with a substantial portion of their tuition covered.

“We are very happy to begin this partnership with Cowley College,” said Newman President Noreen M. Carrocci, Ph.D. “This agreement creates a clear path for Cowley 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 Cowley College graduates join in the Newman community.”

Slade Griffiths, vice president of academic affairs at Cowley College, looks forward to seeing graduates of Cowley College complete their education at Newman University.

“I was excited to establish a partnership with Newman University because it is a fine school, which offers impressive scholarships for our students and our transfer hours are seamlessly accepted,” Griffiths said.