Dual Degree Program

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Dual Degree Program Overview

The Dual Degree Program (DDP) is for students who plan to attend John A Logan College first and obtain an associate degree, then transfer to SIU Carbondale for a specific major.  The program is intended to help students prepare their transfer to SIU well in advance of the matriculation date and take some of the stress out of the transfer process. 

How to Qualify for the Dual Degree Program

In order to qualify for DDP a student must:

  • Have at least two semesters (minimum of 30 semester hours) remaining at John A Logan College.
  • Meet admission requirements for SIU Carbondale and maintain at least a 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by SIU.
  • Attend John A Logan College with plans to complete an associate degree prior to transferring to SIU.
  • Declare a specific major at SIU Carbondale. Students who plan to go into:  Architectural Studies, Aviation Flight, Fire Service Management, Forestry, Interior Design, Physical Therapist Assistant, and the SIUE Nursing program in Carbondale are encouraged to work directly with the SIU academic advisement office for the major. See advisement.siu.edu for contact information. 

How to Apply to the Dual Degree Program

Students who wish to apply to DDP will need to complete the Undergraduate Application for Admission.

To ensure consideration for DAP, students will need to:

  • Answer “yes” to the question that asks if the student would like to participate in the Dual Admission Program or Dual Degree Program. 
  • List John A Logan College attendance dates, along with any other colleges or universities attended.
  • Choose a specific SIU major.
  • Choose the term that he or she intends to transfer to SIU.
  • Students must submit the necessary credentials to be admitted to the University.  

Students with 26 or more transferable semester hours of credit must:

  • Submit official college transcripts from every college or university attended.
  • Have at least a 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA (as calculated by SIU).
  • Be eligible to continue enrollment at the last institution attended.

Students with less than 26 transferable semester hours of credit must:

  • Submit official college transcripts from every college or university attended.
  • Have at least a 2.0/4.0 cumulative GPA as calculated by SIU.
  • Be eligible to continue enrollment at the last institution attended.
  • Must meet freshman admission criteria for SIU.
  • Submit official high school transcripts for review.
  • Submit an ACT or SAT test score if under the age of 21.

Benefits of the Dual Degree Program

There are many benefits available to transfer students taking part in the Dual Degree Program, including:

  • The Dual Degree Program Transfer Plan, which shows a student how the credit earned so far transfers to SIU, the degree requirements for earning the specified bachelor’s degree at SIU, and a list of courses (in the community college course numbers) that a student may take and apply toward the intended bachelor’s degree at SIU.
  • Semester by semester updates on how the recent credit earned transfers to SIU.
  • Personalized contact with an SIU staff member.
  • Early admission to SIU Carbondale.
  • Invitations to special events on campus specifically for DDP students.
  • Ability to act as a mentor to future DDP students.
  • The opportunity to lock in the current SIU Carbondale tuition rate for four years by enrolling in the mandatory UCOL 100 courses.