The following shows up in the report about McHenry County College’s August Committee of the Whole meeting:
Dr. [Clinton] Gabbard reported on the Engineering Pathways Partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign; 20 applications were received for the first cohort.
Thirteen students met UIUC’s academic criteria and were admitted through the joint MCC/UIUC review process.
Seven students accepted the admissions offer and are registered at MCC for the Fall 2016 semester.
The remaining six students will pursue their education at other institutions.
In addition, the seven students not admitted into the program still chose MCC for their pre-engineering duties.
Dr. Gabbard stated that once students begin the program, they must enroll full-time at MCC, maintain a minimum 3.3 GPA in the required courses with a grade of at least B in each course, and a minimum 3.2 GPA overall to remain eligible for guaranteed admission.
Engineering Pathways students who transfer with at least a 3.8 cumulative GPA will be guaranteed a UIUC scholarship of around $3,000.
He noted that this is a great opportunity for high school students in MCC’s district to earn guaranteed admission to an undergraduate engineering program rated fifth in the nation, while saving over $30,000. in tuition and fees. Recruiting efforts for the Fall 2017 cohort are underway.