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September 3, 2013

DACC enters transfer pact with University of Illinois-Springfield

DANVILLE — The University of Illinois–Springfield and Danville Area Community College have finalized transfer articulation agreements for students interested in the political science and social work fields.

The 2+2 advising guide agreements will establish a seamless transfer for DACC students into U of I–Springfield’s political science and social work programs so they may progress toward a UIS degree.

“Such agreements serve as effective and accurate road maps for the student who wants to earn their undergraduate degree in a timely manner,” Raymond Barnett, UIS admissions transfer coordinator, said.

In this agreement, the two schools agree to a degree plan to assist students when choosing their classes. The plans allow the student to complete up to 72 hours of DACC credit before starting at UIS, therefore reducing the student’s number of potential remaining hours to complete their degree to 48 upper-division hours.

“In this time of cost-consciousness, I’m sure we can all appreciate an agreement that provides a student with a course checklist that they could use to achieve their degree in the most expedient manner,” Barnett said.

The guide, along with materials for other community colleges, can be found at www.uis.edu/admissions/transfer.

“While we are in the midst of completing a number of agreements with colleges across the state, I am especially grateful to the student service quality and flexibility shown by Danville Area Community College,” Barnett said.

“DACC and the Danville community are an area UIS has long wanted to strengthen ties with. It is hoped that these agreements are just the first of many.”

For more information and questions about 2+2 agreements, contact Raymond Barnett at 206-6628 or e-mail rbarn2@uis.edu.

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