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Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) and Moraine Valley Community College have announced a new partnership agreement that will allow students to seamlessly transfer from the community college and begin pursuing a four-year baccalaureate degree. The dual admissions initiative created by ONU is aptly dubbed Pursue ONU, and will provide Moraine Valley students an opportunity to earn degrees in management, business administration and nursing.

Moraine Valley is one of many community colleges participating in Pursue ONU, a program designed for students who desire to continue furthering their education. Moraine Valley students receive support from Olivet’s Financial Solutions, Admissions, and Academic Advising departments.

Moraine Valley is located in the southwest suburbs of Chicago in Palos Hills.

“The fact that Moraine Valley currently enrolls 68 percent of its student body into a transfer program speaks to what makes them a perfect match for a partnership with Pursue ONU,” said Dr. Jonathan Bartling, Olivet’s Dean at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “We are excited to begin our partnership and provide an opportunity for these students to further themselves by continuing their outstanding education.”

“Moraine Valley provides our students with an exceptional education to prepare them for a changing world,” said Dr. Scott Friedman, Dean of Student Engagement. “We see this partnership as another great opportunity with ONU to facilitate seamless continuation to the bachelor’s degree for Moraine Valley students.”

The Pursue ONU initiative allows students to be simultaneously admitted to Moraine Valley and ONU’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS.) Through SGCS, adults and other non-traditional students can study Nursing, Business, Education, and Ministry at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Classes can be taken online or at numerous locations throughout the Midwest.

Dually admitted Moraine Valley students can transfer more quickly by taking general education and prerequisite classes before beginning as full-time Olivet students. Academic advisors will ensure that students are enrolled in only the courses needed to pursue their bachelor degree.