Transfer Student Admission

Dual Admission

Dual Admission is a special transfer program between Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) and Baldwin Wallace University. Through Dual Admission, students start their college degree at Tri-C with a commitment of admission to BW.

From their first courses at Tri-C, Dual Admission students know they are already on-track toward their goals of earning a bachelor's degree from Baldwin Wallace. Students may apply and be admitted to the Dual Admission program directly out of high school or as a college transfer student. Once admitted to the program, they meet with Dual Admission advisors who can guide them on course selection and advise on program requirements for both Tri-C and BW.

Participating in the Dual Admission program allows you to use the classes, services and expertise of two outstanding schools. Dual Admission ensures that as a Tri-C student you will take classes that count toward both your associate degree at Tri-C and your bachelor's degree at BW. You'll know that your transition between colleges will be a smooth one. And while you're attending Tri-C, you can start enrolling in a few courses at BW — and realize huge tuition savings as part of the Dual Admission program.

Benefits of the Dual Admission Program

  • Guaranteed acceptance to BW
  • One application process for both Tri-C and BW
  • Access to advisors at both Tri-C and BW who will monitor your progress
  • Transfer to BW with junior-level standing
  • Unofficial transcripts forwarded to BW from Tri-C at the end of each semester
  • BW transfer scholarships ranging from $7,000 to $11,000 are available to full-time students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0. Associate awards are available to full-time students completing their two-year degree who have a cumulative GPA of 2.75. Phi Theta Kappa Award (two-year college honorary) awards are $1000.
  • Opportunity to enroll in one class each fall and spring semester at BW while attending Tri-C. While attending Tri-C, full time students pay the Tri-C tuition rate for the courses they take at BW. 
  • Dual Admission students from Tri-C who cross-register at BW will have access to BW library and computer labs, career services and internship opportunities, recreational facilities and access to the BW portal and campus events.

Program Qualifications

If your plan is to begin at Tri-C and build a successful bridge to Baldwin Wallace, this is a great way to start. Students may be admitted to the Dual Admission Program directly out of high school depending on the strength of their academic program and performance. Students with less than 25 transferable college credits are encouraged to apply to the program. In addition, students with more than 25 transferable credits may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Once accepted into the Dual Admission Program, students must complete a minimum of 25 transferable Tri-C credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have completed ENG 1010, ENG 1020 and either MATH 1240 (liberal arts major), MATH 1370 (education majors) or MATH 1470 (business majors) to be guaranteed degree-seeking admission to BW. Dual Admission candidates are encouraged to complete an associate degree at Tri-C

How to Apply and Enroll

  • Complete Tri-C's application for admission along with BW’s supplemental Dual Admission application and return both to the Tri-C Enrollment Center, along with the appropriate transcripts.
  • Once all information is received, you will receive notification of admission to the program.
  • After completion of coursework at Tri-C, you will need to update your information when you enter BW to complete the bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

If a student does not complete the requirements of the Dual Admission program, can they still attend BW
Yes. In this case, the student must submit a traditional transfer application. The Admission Committee will review the application to determine admission to the University.

Can a student transfer prior to earning their associate degree from Tri-C?
Yes. However, the student is strongly encouraged to complete their associate degree and transfer into BW with junior-level standing. Once accepted into the Dual Admission Program, students must complete a minimum of 25 transferable Tri-C credits, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have completed ENG 1010, ENG 1020 and either MATH 1240 (liberal arts major), MATH 1370 (education majors) or MATH 1470 (business majors) to be guaranteed degree-seeking admission to BW.

Does a student need to declare a major at the time they enter the Dual Admission program?
No. Students will have the opportunity to complete General Education/Core Requirements first that will count at both schools and allow more time for declaring a major. However, if a student is ready to declare a major, this will clearly help with the selection of courses at Tri-C and BW. Students are strongly encouraged to have declared a major by the end of their sophomore year.

Can a student who previously attended another college enroll in the Dual Admission program?
Yes, but they are strongly encouraged to talk with a BW Dual Admission advisor prior to enrollment. They would still need to complete at least 25 transferable credits at Tri-C to be considered for Dual Admission, so it would depend on how much college work has been completed, at what level, and clarification of the student’s goals and enrollment plans.

Does a student need to apply for the Transfer Scholar’s or Associate Scholarship?
No. When a student is ready to enroll full-time at BW, the scholarship committee will review their academic record and award the appropriate scholarship.

Contact

For more information about the Dual Admission program or to schedule a campus visit, please contact:

Joyce J. Cendroski
Director of First-Year Recruitment
Baldwin Wallace University
(440) 826-8004
jcendros@bw.edu

Janna Whitaker
Associate Director of Admission
Baldwin Wallace University
(440) 826-8010
jwhitake@bw.edu 

Patricia Sweeney
Counselor/Assistant Professor
Cuyahoga Community College
(216) 987-5159
patricia.sweeney@tri-c.edu