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Saint Xavier University and City Colleges of Chicago Partner to Offer Transfer Students Guaranteed Admission

Date:02/13/2020
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Saint Xavier University (SXU) has partnered with City Colleges of Chicago (CCC) to offer guaranteed admission to eligible transfer students, creating a clear path to a bachelor's degree. City Colleges students who complete the general education core curriculum and earn an Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) or Associate of Fine Arts (AFA) degree with a 2.0 GPA and no grade below a C will be able to transfer to Saint Xavier with guaranteed admission at junior status.

The admission agreement also offers several scholarship opportunities to City Colleges students who earn an associate degree with a 2.0 GPA. City Colleges students can enter the guaranteed admissions program after earning 12 credit hours at CCC.

"City Colleges is a launching pad for many students towards a bachelor's degree, and through partnerships like this, our students find a more direct and affordable pathway to their transfer goal," said City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado.

Through this agreement, City Colleges students will also benefit from early advising sessions from SXU, invitations to SXU college events, SXU library access and priority registration at SXU. City Colleges students who earn a minimum 3.75 cumulative GPA are eligible to apply to SXU's Honors Program. At SXU, CCC students can expect to be greeted with clear and concise transfer guides that will guarantee a smooth transition. Faculty from each department will be available to meet with students who have questions about specific programs, and a financial aid counselor will connect with students prior to their start. CCC students will also have the opportunity to attend special events and workshops on the SXU campus, as well as the option of receiving advising support at their City College campus.

"On behalf of the Transfer team and the Admission team, we are excited to promote the Guaranteed Admission Agreement with City Colleges of Chicago. The goal of the agreement is to create a seamless transition for all transfer students," said Eileen Luce, director of the Transfer Student Services Center at SXU. "We are thrilled to help put students on a focused path toward successful careers."

SXU's provost, James MacLaren, Ph.D. signed the agreement February 12 along with City Colleges Chancellor Juan Salgado and Provost Dr. Mark Potter. "The partnership between City Colleges of Chicago and Saint Xavier University provides students with affordable pathways to the completion of a bachelor's degree. It is my hope that this relationship will encourage students to follow their educational dreams and find successful and rewarding careers as a result," said MacLaren.

For more information on the Guaranteed Admission Agreement, contact Eileen Luce at luce@sxu.edu.