UI, ISU, UNI Join Degrees When Due
Iowa’s public universities have joined Degrees When Due, a national initiative aimed at helping students who have some college credits complete their degrees. As part of Degrees When Due, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa will have access to a variety of resources tailor-made to support students who have paused or stopped their studies.
Degrees When Due, an initiative of The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), provides strategies for reengaging students with some college, but no degree. The initiative will provide Iowa’s public universities with a direct line to experienced colleagues around the nation who have had success with contacting and enrolling students who have stopped their studies.
“With this initiative, we’ll be able to utilize existing knowledge to help get former students enrolled and finishing their degrees,” said Rachel Boon, Board of Regents chief academic officer and state of Iowa lead for the program.
Degrees When Due, in addition to Iowa’s already successful reverse credit transfer program, aligns with the Governor’s Future Ready Iowa initiative, which aims to equip 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce with education or training beyond high school by 2025.