Sheldon, Iowa — Some students attending Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon will have an easier time transferring to Iowa State University to complete their bachelor’s degree after the two institutions signed an agreement Monday.
Through the agreements, students who receive an Associate of Arts degree from Northwest Iowa Community College will be able to transfer to Iowa State to complete a Bachelor of Science in community and regional planning—and do so in as few as two years, according to NCC.
NCC says students who participate in the new program will have a clearly defined plan that guides all four years of their undergraduate study. They will know exactly which courses to take at their community college and the recommended sequence to follow to graduate in two years after they transfer to Iowa State. And they will have access to advising at both institutions to ensure a smooth transition to the bachelor’s program.
The agreement between Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, and Iowa State University in Ames, was signed at NCC Monday morning.