Heartland Community College and Illinois Wesleyan Announce Guaranteed Admissions Agreement
March 18, 2021
NORMAL, Ill. — Heartland Community College (HCC) and Illinois Wesleyan University
(IWU) have adopted a Guaranteed Admissions Agreement that will provide an easy transition
for students transferring from one institution to the other.
“We know that the majority of community college students begin their studies with
the intention of completing a four-year degree,” Illinois Wesleyan University President
S. Georgia Nugent said. “To the extent that Illinois Wesleyan can become a transfer
destination, HCC, IWU, and our community all benefit.”
The admissions agreement allows a variety of students with diverse interests to continue
their education at IWU, with HCC’s Associate in Arts and Science degree encompassing
over 30 subjects spanning the humanities, sciences, topics in business, and more.
“Strong partnerships are key to the mission of serving our community,” said Heartland
Community College President Keith Cornille. “Working with IWU and others helps offer
a strong four-year plan for students within our community to have the option to both
start and stay here. The community as a whole, including employers, reap the benefits
when we are all able to retain and graduate our students.”
Heartland Community College students are guaranteed admission to Illinois Wesleyan
University under the following criteria:
- IWU will guarantee the acceptance of all transferable credits earned from the HCC
transfer-oriented degree program and no distinction will be made by IWU between the
completion of these courses and those offered at Illinois Wesleyan University.
- Students may have to take additional prerequisite course requirements specific to
- Students who complete the HCC transfer-oriented degree program with a 3.0 grade point
average or higher on a 4.0 scale and submit an official transcript from HCC are eligible
for guaranteed admission.”
“Any time we can provide easy transfer options for our students it is a benefit,”
said Lindsay Eickhorst, Dean of Enrollment Services at HCC. “Now our Associate in
Arts and Associate in Sciences degrees will transfer to IWU seamlessly. With the specific
transfer plans for each IWU major, students who start at Heartland can also be sure
that within their Associate’s degree they are taking classes that will keep them on
track for timely graduation once they reach IWU.”
Illinois Wesleyan Vice President for Enrollment and Marketing LeAnn Hughes added,
“We are excited to partner with HCC to streamline the transfer experience. And, as
Hawks become Titans, we will continue working with them — as we do with all of our
students — to ensure an on-time graduation plan from Illinois Wesleyan.
Learn more at IWU.edu/heartland.