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

“HFC is dedicated to preparing students for a rapidly changing world and workplace. We are thrilled to provide our students with a new opportunity to continue their education, earn a 4-year degree and advance their career,” said Adam Cloutier, HFC’s Director for the Office of Academic Affairs.

Founded in 1938, HFC is a public college with two campuses in Dearborn, Michigan. For 80 years, HFC has been the gateway for thousands of students who seek affordable, top-quality post-secondary education.  The college is one of many community colleges participating in Pursue ONU, a program designed for students who desire to continue furthering their education. HFC students receive support from Olivet’s Student Accounts departments.

“Olivet has a vision for transforming lives through continuing education,” said Tiffany Holohan, Olivet’s Senior Director of Transfer Relations at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies. “We look forward to partnering with HFC through Pursue ONU by offering its students additional pathways toward success.” 

The Pursue ONU initiative allows students to be simultaneously admitted to HFC 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 HFC 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