Earlier this week, IUP announced that the university has entered into a dual admissions program agreement with Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). This agreement is expected to streamline the process for students that complete an associate’s degree at HACC to complete a bachelor’s degree program through IUP.
According to a press release from IUP, “students enrolled at HACC who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree at IUP will be given automatic acceptance to IUP, pending successful completion of all admissions requirements.”
The press release also states that these students will not be required to submit an additional admissions application to IUP.
“IUP is very pleased to establish this partnership with HACC,” IUP President Dr. Michael Driscoll said. “This agreement helps us to provide key services, support and access that these qualified students need and deserve to meet their educational goals.”
HACC students accepted into this program will have full access to IUP’s resources. These include housing in suite style residence halls, dining, the student Co-op, the IUP Libraries and other activities and events.
To qualify for the program, students must be currently enrolled in a program at HACC, maintain at least a 2.0 minimum grade point average, have earned less than 30 credit hours and plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
“HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College, looks forward to what this new partnership with Indiana University of Pennsylvania will provide for our students. HACC associate degree graduates who plan to pursue a bachelor’s degree at IUP will be able to have the support they need to be successful at both institutions,” said HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski.
Since 2015, 484 students from HACC have transferred to IUP to complete their academic studies, including 170 that were dual-enrolled high school students.
HACC is “Central Pennsylvania’s Community College” according to their website. HACC offers approximately 100 career and transfer associate degree, certificate and diploma programs to approximately 14,023 students. The college also serves students at five different campuses located in Gettysburg, Harrisburg, Lancaster, Lebanon and York. More information about HACC can be found on their website at hacc.edu and on their social media channels.
In addition to HACC, IUP also has dual admissions agreements with Westmoreland County Community College in Youngwood and Pennsylvania Highlands Community College in Johnstown.