SWIC/Webster U. Dual Admission Partnership Program | Webster University

Southwestern Illinois College and Webster University Dual Admission Program

The Dual Admission program (DAP) between Southwestern Illinois College and Webster University makes it possible for students to be jointly admitted to both institutions.  It provides students at SWIC with the opportunity to seamlessly complete a bachelor's degree at Webster University and provides students with access to resources at both institutions. 

Benefits of the Dual Admission Program

  • You can work with a department advisor and transfer admissions counselor to maximize transfer credit and complete your degree more efficiently. 
  • You can take classes at Webster while completing your associate degree program*. See below for information about dual enrollment.
  • You can participate in all student activities at SWIC and open attendance student activities at Webster.
  • You can access student services--including computer labs, library, and on-campus speakers and events-- at both institutions.
  • Nursing students can be admitted to the nursing program at Webster immediately upon admission to the ADN program at SWIC; this gives you the opportunity to tell potential employers you are admitted into a BSN program while still pursuing your associate degree.

Eligibility & Admission Requirements

A student must meet the following requirements to be eligible to participate in the dual admission program:

  • Apply for dual admission program during the first thirty (30) college-level credit hours at SWIC or first two semesters as a SWIC student.
  • Students applying for dual admission into the Webster University BSN program shall do so within the first two semesters (or 30 credit hours) of being accepted into the Associate Degree in Nursing Education program at SWIC. 
  • Intend to pursue both an associate and baccalaureate degree.
  • Meet Webster University and departmental minimum GPA and admission requirements.

Students who have previously matriculated at Webster are not eligible to participate in the dual admission program, but  should follow the procedures for readmission.

Students shall complete their associate degree at SWIC within three years of acceptance into the Dual Admission Program and enroll at Webster within one academic semester following SWIC graduation.  Students must maintain good standing as defined by each institution to continue participation in the Dual Admission program.

Students are responsible for meeting graduation and degree requirements as put forth by each institution. Participation in the dual admission program does not guarantee graduation from the community college or Webster University within a specified time frame.

Following are the admission requirements for the dual admission program at Webster:

  • Submit an undergraduate online application for admission to Webster. Select Transfer under Admit Type, select yes for Dual Admission and Southwestern Illinois College as partner school.
  • Submit a Dual Admission Intent to Participate form to dualadmission@webster.edu or upload this into your application.  This form authorizes the institutions to share appropriate admissions, financial, and academic information concerning your enrollment and performance. It also allows Webster to request your SWIC transcript on your behalf.
  • Submit official transcripts from all other post-secondary institutions attended.
  • Submit an official high school transcript if you have completed less than 30 college-level credit hours at the time of application to the dual admission program.
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale is required for acceptance into the dual admission program, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA shall be maintained at SWIC to remain in the dual admission program.

Additional admission requirements for BSN dual admission at Webster:

  • Apply and be accepted into nursing education program at Southwestern Illinois College.
  • Students shall submit a professional resume and complete an interview with a faculty member prior to full acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Webster.
  • Students shall successfully and satisfactorily complete a drug screen and criminal background check, plus submit other required documents including, but not limited to, a health history; a vaccination/immunization profile (influenza, HepB, TDap/Td, MMR, and varicella); annual TB test/screen; evidence of American Heart Association CPR certification; a copy of current personal health insurance card; and a signed student contract prior to full acceptance into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Webster.
  • At the time students would be entering the BSN program at Webster, they shall have current and unencumbered licensure (or eligibility for licensure) as a registered nurse.

Additional requirements for admission to Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts programs:

Admission to all programs within the Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts requires an audition, interview, or portfolio. All students must be academically accepted to the University prior to requesting admission to the major. Acceptance into the dual admission program does not guarantee admission into any academic program at Webster University. 

Students interested in studying in the Department of Art, Design, and Art History are required to do a portfolio review in order to be admitted to the department as a degree-seeking student. Students should plan to complete this in the year prior to transfer.

  • Art Department Portfolio Review dates for the upcoming academic year are posted here.
  • Additional information pertaining to the portfolio review process is available here.

Students interested in studying programs within the Conservatory of Theatre Arts, Department of Dance, or Department of Music should be aware that often, these programs require a full program of study at Webster. Due to the rigorous nature and structure of these Fine Arts programs it is in the best interest of the student to apply and enter into these programs as a first year student, when possible, and as a result, are not included in the Dual Admission Partnership Program with SWIC.  Students interested in studying in one of these programs should apply following standard admission procedures as a freshman or transfer student, as appropriate.

*Dual admission ADN to BSN applicants who wish to take BSN curriculum courses while completing the ADN must complete all GCP, pre-requisite and elective credit hours prior to taking nursing classes. Give the prelicensure status of dual admission students, ADN students may only enroll in NURS 3010 and NURS 4410. Enrollment in additional nursing curriculum courses is contingent on successful completion of the ADN, submission of proof of current unencumbered U.S. registered nurse licensure, and successful completion of a drug screen, criminal background check and other compliance documents.

*Students who choose to dual enroll will pay tuition directly to the institution providing the course to the student. For financial aid purposes, students can only be declared as degree-seeking at and receive financial aid from one institution at a time. 

News & Helpful Information

SWIC- Webster Transfer Guides

Webster- SWIC Dual Admission Intent to Participate Form