Special University Programs
Governors State University Dual Degree Program (GSU DDP)
Full-time students with a 2.0+ GPA and 45 or less college credits are eligible to join DDP. Credit limit exceptions are made for some programs, such as Dental Hygiene and Nursing. Participating students receive early advising from a GSU transfer specialist while completing their PSC degree and locking in their future GSU tuition rate at a lower cost than through the traditional admissions process. PSC students participating in DDP can compete for full-tuition GSU scholarships for their last two years at GSU. 65 PSC students have earned full tuition scholarships to GSU through DDP since 2010. Check out the GSU Promise and DDP Honors scholarships for more information about their additional eligibility requirements. Check out the program’s information at the link above, watch this video and email GSU Transfer Specialist Sharita Walker at email@example.com to learn more about or sign up for the program.
Midwestern University Pre-Pharmacy Advantage Program (PPA)
Qualifying high school students or PSC freshmen are encouraged to apply for the PPA, an early assurance program. If accepted to PPA and upon successful completion of program requirements at PSC, the student has a seat saved for them at Midwestern’s Chicago College of Pharmacy’s Downers Grove campus for the Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) program. Students accepted into this program have their PCAT and letters of recommendation waived, receive ongoing support from a Midwestern faculty mentor, and complete a simplified version of PharmCAS. Students can apply to this program as early as their high school senior year and as late as the end of their PSC freshmen year. Check out the program’s information at the link above and watch this video for more information.
National Louis University Direct to Success (D2S)
PSC students with a 2.0+ GPA and at least 9 college credits are eligible for this program. Students in this program have access to a NLU contact who will advise the student through the completion of their PSC transfer degree for their future NLU bachelor’s degree. Students will receive a D2S scholarship covering 25% of their NLU tuition if they join this program before graduating from PSC and begin NLU classes within one year of their PSC graduation. Students will need to graduate from NLU within three years to achieve the full benefit of the scholarship. Check out the program’s information at the link above and email Anna Figueroa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Roosevelt University Pharmacy Partners Program
PSC students with a 3.0+ GPA in the final year of completing Roosevelt’s Doctorate of Pharmacy (PharmD) prerequisite classes have the opportunity to apply for early acceptance into Roosevelt’s PharmD program. If accepted into the program, students need to complete their Pharmacy prerequisites at PSC as required by this Pharmacy Partners Program. Students in this program do not need to take the PCAT or apply through PharmCAS. Check out the program’s information at the link above and email email@example.com with any questions.
Saint Xavier University Dual Degree Partnership (SXU DDP)
Students with a 2.0+ GPA, at least two full time semesters, and 45 or less college credits are eligible to join SXU DDP. Joining earlier is highly recommended to get the greatest benefit from the program -- up to two years before the expected associate’s degree completion. Students will receive early advising from SXU and access to special events and workshops at SXU. Participating in this program gives students access to additional SXU scholarships. Students meeting additional requirements can apply for a SXU full tuition scholarship. Qualifying students will have guaranteed admission to the major of their choice, with the exception of Nursing which has selective admissions. Qualifying students majoring in Communication Sciences and Disorders have the opportunity to pursue direct admission to SXU’s Speech-Language Pathology master’s program with reduced graduate tuition, pending satisfactory completion of bachelor’s requirements. Check out the program’s information at the link above, watch this video and email Eileen Luce at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
Qualifying students have the opportunity to have their future UIC admission guaranteed to specific majors through the TAG program. Full- or part-time PSC students can sign up for this program one to three years before their planned transfer to UIC and receive additional assistance from a UIC TAG advisor while still attending PSC. To have their future UIC admission guaranteed, students will need to maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA and take qualifying PSC courses to meet their major’s program course requirements. Go to the UIC TAG webpage more information and watch this video for more information. Submit the participation form on the UIC TAG webpage to sign up for the program.