On November 18, Portland State University and Clackamas Community College renewed their existing Co-Admission agreement in a ceremony at Clackamas Community College. The original agreement was signed in 1997. Since that time, processes have been streamlined (applications are now on line instead of paper!), co-admitted students have additional options for housing at PSU, and post-baccalaureate students who are working on a 2nd bachelor’s degree are now eligible to participate in co-admission.
The ceremony included short speeches by both President Wiewel and CCC’s president, Joanne Truesdell. Also, two co-admit students spoke about how co-admission helped them to make the transition to PSU and be able to afford college. Several PSU Deans, Associate Deans, and Vice Provosts also attended and had the opportunity to talk with their CCC counterparts about current and future collaborations.
Over 1,100 students have participated in co-admission from CCC – and over 500 of those have graduated with their bachelor’s degree. It is hoped that the resigning will energize interest in the program.
In addition to Clackamas Community College, PSU has co-admission agreements with Chemeketa Community College, Clark College (Vancouver, WA), Clatsop Community College, Mt. Hood Community College, and Portland Community College. Co-Admission offers students many benefits. They can decide to only enroll at the community college for up to 16 terms, they may decide to take classes at both PSU and their community college during the same term, or they may be solely enrolled at PSU for any given term. Along with that, students using financial aid can often have their PSU aid cover courses at the community college. More information about co-admission is available at: http://www.pdx.edu/transferstudent/co-admission