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Olivet Nazarene University (ONU) and Waubonsee Community College (WCC) 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 WCC students an opportunity to earn a bachelor of business administration, bachelor of applied science in management, or a bachelor of science in nursing.

“At Waubonsee, we believe that education is the cornerstone of society and that learning is a lifelong process. We are pleased to offer our students the opportunity to further their studies at Olivet,” said Dr. Jess Toussaint, Dean for Health Professions and Public Service

Founded in 1966, WCC is a public, comprehensive community college providing education and training services to students at four campuses throughout Illinois. The college is one of many community colleges participating in Pursue ONU, a program designed for students who desire to continue furthering their education. WCC students receive support from Olivet’s Student Accounts departments. 

“Olivet is excited to welcome Waubonsee Community College students to the Pursue ONU initiative. Now, WCC students have the chance to continue their education uninterrupted in their pursuit of an advanced degree and meaningful career,” said Tiffany Holohan, Olivet’s Senior Director of Transfer Relations at the School of Graduate and Continuing Studies.

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