Sauk Valley Community College

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WIU-QC & SVCC's Dual Admission Program Ready to Go!

Sauk Valley Community College and Western Illinois University-Quad Cities signed an agreement that will allow students to concurrently enroll at both institutions to obtain a degree in recreation, park and tourism administration.

Students interested in this field will have the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in three years with a locked WIU tuition rate. Students can take courses at SVCC (at SVCC tuition rate) with one course at WIU (at WIU tuition rate) for the first two years and spend the third year finishing the bachelor’s degree at the Quad Cities campus. These “linkage programs” prepare students for upper-level classes and see a 90% retention rate as well. Students must enroll at SVCC and WIU at the same time, meeting admissions criteria for both.

“With affordability being so difficult, being able to save tuition dollars while obtaining an associate’s and bachelor’s degree is a wonderful thing,” stated Dr. George Mihel, SVCC president.

To learn more about the admissions process into the dual admission RPTA program, please contact the SVCC counseling office at 815-835-6354. To see what WIU’s RPTA degree is all about, visit