Dual Degree Program
The Dual Degree Program (DDP) is a unique partnership between Governors State University and Chicago area community colleges. The DDP provides full-time community college students with an excellent pathway to earn both an associate and bachelor's degree, at a fraction of the cost.
Why Should I Join?
- Guaranteed admission to Governors State University (GSU)
- Waived application fee
- Locked in GSU tuition rate, effective the semester you join the DDP
- Access to two different full-tuition scholarships
- An assigned DDP Transfer Specialist will help you with a personalized education plan to complete your associate and bachelor's degrees in the shortest possible time frame
How Does It Work?
To qualify for the DDP, you must be a full-time student, who has completed 12 to 45 credit hours, and be in good academic standing at one of our partner Community Colleges.
To apply click on your community college logo on the right.
Once Accepted, What do I have to do?
The requirements are quite simple, but very important:
- You must continue to enroll at the community college full-time. DDP students have five semesters (plus summers) to complete their associate degree.
- You must communicate with a DDP Transfer Specialist at least once per semester to be sure you stay on track
- You must attend a DDP Orientation on campus at GSU
- You must complete your associate degree!
Joint Degree Partnership
The Joint Degree Partnership (JDP) is a partnership between Governors State University and Ivy Tech Community College. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution serving nearly 200,000 students annually. JDP students complete their associate degree at Ivy Tech Community College and then transfer seamlessly to GSU to complete their bachelor's degree—earning both degrees in only four years.
JDP students benefit from:
- Guaranteed admission to GSU
- Illinois in-state tuition
- Counseling and advising from GSU and Ivy Tech to ensure proper course selection and transferability
|Choose your college below to learn more about the Dual Degree Program at your community college.
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