Degree Partnerships Expand Opportunities for Community College Students
by Mary Caughey
Ecampus Community College Coordinator
By the end of 2006, OSU will have signed degree partnership agreements with all 17 Oregon community colleges. Also in the works are partnership agreements with Hawaii and California community colleges.
The Degree Partnership Program (DPP) permits students to enroll simultaneously in OSU courses as well as partner community college courses. Students applying to OSU's Degree Partnership Program use one application form and pay one $50 application fee.
Participating students are official OSU students, even while taking only community college classes prior to starting their OSU course work. As OSU students, DPP students are given access to OSU services including academic advising, library services, computer support, career services, and others. DPP students may also count courses taken at both institutions for financial aid purposes.
OSU Ecampus courses fit nicely into the DPP program, as students at community colleges around the state can take OSU courses online before transferring to OSU or finishing their degree online.
Read more about OSU's Degree Partnership Program: http://oregonstate.edu/partnerships/students/ or call the Ecampus Student Services Center at 800-667-1465 or 541-737-9204.