Indian Hills Community College and ISU announce Admissions Partnership Program

AMES and OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Iowa State University and Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) have joined forces to make it more convenient for Indian Hills students who want to earn an associate degree and transfer to Iowa State to earn their four-year degree. Indian Hills Community College President Jim Lindenmayer and ISU President Gregory Geoffroy announced the joint admission program at a news conference today at Indian Hills' Ottumwa campus.

Through the Admissions Partnership Program, Indian Hills Community College students who plan to pursue bachelor's degrees at Iowa State will receive special benefits to help pave the way for academic success at both schools. Students accepted into the Admissions Partnership Program will receive the following benefits while still enrolled at IHCC:

  • Advising and guidance from IHCC and Iowa State
  • Receipt of transfer credit evaluation (each term in the Admissions Partnership Program) and ISU degree evaluation for intended program of study at Iowa State.
  • Student services
  • Career fairs and career services
  • Library facilities
  • Extracurricular activities and opportunities
  • Recreational facilities and programs
  • Athletic events and entertainment events at student prices
  • Exhibits and cultural events
  • Opportunities to live in ISU housing

This new relationship with IHCC expands Iowa State's outreach with the state's community college students. ISU piloted its Admissions Partnership Program with Des Moines Area Community College in 2006. This academic year, the university will continue to establish partnership agreements with all community colleges in Iowa.

"Our Admissions Partnership Program with Iowa's community colleges has been very successful in giving Iowa students more educational benefits and options, and we are delighted to expand this innovative program with the students, faculty and staff of Indian Hills Community College," said Iowa State University President Geoffroy. "Iowa's community colleges play an important role in educating Iowa students, and we look forward to welcoming many IHCC students into this program, and, in the future, as students at Iowa State."

"This agreement between Indian Hills and Iowa State University will pave the way for greater ease of articulation of credit and assimilation of our students into the Iowa State culture," said Indian Hills President Lindenmayer. "We are so pleased that Iowa State has chosen to take the initiative to be a leader in this venture. I commend Dr. Geoffroy and his staff for taking these positive steps on behalf of our students."

Students who want to be a part of the Admissions Partnership Program must enroll at Indian Hills Community College as a degree-seeking student in a program appropriate for transfer. Following admission to IHCC, students will work with their IHCC advisers to complete and submit an Admissions Partnership Program application form. A student who is accepted into the program by Iowa State:

1. Meets with his or her IHCC adviser prior to registration as required;

2. Consults with an assigned ISU academic adviser to develop a transfer plan and to make any changes to that plan;

3. Follows a course of study at IHCC that will meet ISU entrance requirements and fulfill college and program requirements for his or her intended major;

4. Submits an ISU Undergraduate Application for Admission form and pays an application fee to ISU, one term prior to transferring to Iowa State.

Additional information about the Admissions Partnership Program is available online at, through a Indian Hills Community College adviser or through an ISU transfer admissions counselor (800-262-3810). Applications are available now at IHCC.