The Dual Admission program between WMCC and USNH permits students to complete an associate degree at WMCC and transfer to one of the institutions within USNH (University of New Hampshire, Plymouth State University, Keene State College, or Granite State College). Students enter with junior status by completing a single application, provided that the dual-admission courses that transfer into the baccalaureate program are completed with a grade of C or better. The program is designed for its simplicity and affordability.
Program elements consist of:
- A single application completed with WMCC and shared with the USNH institution.
- Comprehensive academic advising and an advising agreement to ensure that students know the terms and conditions of the program and that they start and stay on track.
- Transition programming during the students’ enrollment period at WMCC to prepare them for entry into the four-year USNH institution of their choice.
- A communication plan to keep students abreast of important matters from the point of inquiry through USNH completion. Students pay WMCC tuition and fees while taking courses at WMCC. Once they graduate from WMCC, they pay tuition and fees to the USNH institution in which they have enrolled. Such a program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree from a USNH institution and save a significant sum of money.
The Dual Admission program is ideal for students planning to pursue a degree in the liberal arts. Admission to certain majors depends on major-specific courses and GPA requirements. Students are guaranteed entry into a USNH institution after completing their associate degree with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Transfer credit is given only for courses in which the student has earned a grade of C or better. No application fee is required. Students transitioning to a USNH institution need to submit an Intent to Enroll form to the institution of choice. Students do not need to attend college full time to be eligible. Dually admitted students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they wish to live on campus.
To begin the dual-enrollment process, students should contact the WMCC Admissions Office at (603) 342-3000.