(WICHITA, Kan.) — It's now easier for Butler Community College students to transfer to Newman University. The two schools signed a dual admissions agreement Thursday which will make Newman more affordable for students.
With the agreement, a graduate of Butler Community College can transfer seamlessly to Newman University. Incoming freshman have the option to sign up for the dual program. During their time at Butler, they'll also have an academic advisor at Newman. The goal is for the two advisors to work together to ensure the student gets all the classes they need to transfer and start on their desired degree. When they transfer, the Butler students will get an automatic $3,000 scholarship along with other scholarships. Newman says students can receive up to $15,000 each year.
Newman says with so many students choosing community colleges, this partnership makes it easier to attract transfer students. Right now Butler transfers make up 25% of Newman's student body. The university wants even more students and says this partnership will help them be competitive.
With the scholarship money, Newman says they are the same or even cheaper than a public university. The president of Butler Jackie Vietti says Newman provides a similar learning experience to Butler, so this is a great way for students to finish their degrees.
Incoming freshman can sign up for the program right now. There are other options in place to help those already working on their associates degree.