Moraine Valley Community College and Roosevelt University recently signed three new transfer agreements to allow students to seamlessly transition between schools.

Moraine Valley Community College and Roosevelt University recently signed three new transfer agreements to allow students to seamlessly transition between schools.

Moraine Valley Community College and Roosevelt University recently signed three new transfer agreements to allow students to seamlessly transition between schools. Partnerships for the Dual Degree Program, PharmD Program and Honors/Phi Theta Kappa Program are effective for the current 2018-2019 academic year.

“We are excited to provide this unique opportunity for our students to advance into Roosevelt’s Doctor of Pharmacy Direct Enrollment Program,” said Dr. Normah Salleh-Barone, vice president of Student Development at Moraine Valley. “We also are pleased to add another Dual Degree Program and offer automatic acceptance for our Honors and Phi Theta Kappa students. These opportunities help our students continue on the pathway to a successful future.”

The new agreements offer students enhanced opportunities as they prepare to transfer to Roosevelt. The partnerships include:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy Direct Enrollment Program—Up to five qualified Moraine Valley students will be admitted annually into the PharmD Program upon completion of all pharmacy prerequisite courses. Students must apply to the PharmD Program before the end of their second semester at Moraine Valley.
  • Dual Degree Program (DDP)—Moraine Valley students can participate in the DDP by submitting a participation form prior to earning 45 credit hours. Upon graduation with an A.A., A.S., or A.A.S. degree with a minimum 2.5 GPA from Moraine Valley, students will be accepted into the major approved when they submit the participation form. Students are eligible for a number of scholarships from Roosevelt.
  • Honors/Phi Theta Kappa—Moraine Valley graduates with a minimum 3.25 GPA who participated in the Honors Program and/or Phi Theta Kappa automatically will be accepted into the Roosevelt Honors Program.

“The Doctor of Pharmacy Direct Enrollment Program provides a pathway to one of the top 25 earning professions, according to Glassdoor,” said Dr. Lois Becker, Roosevelt University executive vice president and provost. “This partnership exemplifies Roosevelt’s mission of providing adult students with access to career focused degree programs. We also are pleased to have signed an honors agreement focusing on the honors programs of the two institutions and look forward to expanding our offerings over the next several years.”

More information about these programs is available in Moraine Valley’s Transfer Center or Academic Advising Center in Building S, Room S201, or by emailing transfercenter@morainevalley.edu. Admissions staff from Roosevelt also will routinely visit the Palos Hills campus to meet with interested students.

Moraine Valley Community College in Palos Hills is one of the largest community colleges in Illinois and serves the southwest suburbs of Chicago. Approximately 24,000 credit and 6,000 noncredit students are served annually in more than 140 academic programs.

Roosevelt University, a private institution founded in 1945 on the principles of inclusion and social justice, has more than 4,500 students in five colleges. With campuses in the Chicago Loop and northwest suburban Schaumburg, Roosevelt offers 70 undergraduate and 40 graduate programs across five colleges and online, including arts and sciences, business, performing arts, education and pharmacy.