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Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) and Harper 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 Harper College students an opportunity to earn a bachelor of applied science in management, a bachelor of science in nursing, or a master of science in nursing.

“Harper College is thrilled to provide our students with a new opportunity to continue their education, earn a 4-year degree and advance their career,” said Harper College Transfer Coordinator Agnes Szemborski.

Harper College is one of the nation’s premier community colleges and one of the largest, serving more than 35,000 students annually in Chicago’s northwest suburbs. The college is one of many community colleges participating in Pursue ONU, a program designed for students who desire to continue furthering their education. Harper College students receive support from Olivet’s Student Accounts, Admissions, and Academic Advising departments.

 “We look forward to partnering with Harper College through our Pursue ONU program,” said Tiffany Holohan, Olivet’s Senior Director of Transfer Relations at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “This initiative further promotes ONU’s mission to provide high-quality education, personal development, and professional readiness to as many students as possible.” 

The Pursue ONU initiative allows students to be simultaneously admitted to Harper College and ONU’s School of Graduate and Continuing Studies (SGCS.) Through the SGCS, adults and other non-traditional students can study Nursing, Business, Education, and Ministry at the bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. Approved in all 50 states, classes can be taken online throughout the country.  

Dually admitted Harper College 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.

To learn more about Pursue ONU, visit