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TU and Terra announce dual admission program

Terra State Community College President Ron Schumacher (left) and Tiffin University President Lillian Schumacher (right) are pictured signing the dual admission agreement for the DragonNext program.

Terra State Community College and Tiffin University announced a new dual admission program Friday.

The program, DragonNext, has students apply for admission directly out of high school or as a college transfer student. Students begin the program by applying for an associate degree at Terra State while planning to transfer to TU for a bachelor’s degree. Students must be accepted by Terra State and TU.

Students are then able to take one class a semester for up to four semesters at TU at Terra State’s tuition price.

“The DragonNext program provides a great cost-benefit advantage for students,” Lillian Schumacher, TU president, said. “By partnering with TSCC students will have access to many benefits offered by TU while completing their associate degree at TSCC. This dual admission program is intended to provide a seamless transition and it aligns perfectly with TU’s strategic focus on student success. We are thrilled to continue our over 20-year partnership with TSCC.”

Benefits to students include having access to services and programs at TU that are typically not available until a student is enrolled at the university. Services and programs available include TU’s office of Career Services, library and academic resources like tutoring, and use of the Murphy Academic Center.

Students enrolled in the program will also be able to attend athletic events and other student activities offered by both institutions, and have the chance to be eligible for a transfer scholarship once they complete their associate’s degree.

“We at Terra State are excited to enter into this dual enrollment agreement with Tiffin University,” Ron Schumacher, Terra State president, said. “Our students will have the opportunity to experience college at both institutions in their chosen fields of study. Students are our number one priority. TSCC and TU have made it our collective responsibility to provide opportunities to launch students into a successful future. The DragonNext program is one way in which we are serving our students and our region.”

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