Elite Dual Degree Program

Doane University’s Elite Dual Degree Program is available to first-year student who enroll at Doane's Crete campus and meet the program's minimum requirements.  Qualified students are admitted to a Doane four-year degree program and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Engineering Physics, Physics, or Environmental Science.  The universities listed below have collaborative agreements with Doane. Ultimately, students admitted to the universities below have an opportunity to earn two bachelor’s degrees, one from Doane and another from the chosen top university.  There are three top American universities that you can choose this year:

1. Columbia University (2014 US News Ranking 4) 
2. Washington University, St. Louis (2014 US News Ranking 14)
3. Duke University (2014 US News Ranking 8)
*At this time, collaborative agreements with Columbia University and Washington University, St. Louis offer guaranteed admission to Doane students provided specific requirements are achieved.
Majors and Degrees a student can choose from:
Columbia University: Applied mathematics, Applied physics, Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Civil engineering, Computer engineering, Computer science, Earth and environmental engineering, Electrical engineering, Engineering management systems, Engineering mechanics, Industrial engineering, Materials science and engineering, Mechanical engineering, and Operations research.
Columbia Contact
David Weisbord - Director of Combined Plans Admission
+1 212-854-2522
Washington University, St. Louis: Biomedical engineering, Chemical engineering, Computer engineering, Electrical engineering, Mechanical engineering, Systems science and engineering, and available interdisciplinary themes (Advanced materials and nanotechnology, Biological and medical engineering, Environmental engineering and sustainable technologies, Imaging technologies and signal processing, Networking and communications).

Affiliated WUSTL Dual Degree Schools

WUSTL Contact
Chris Kroeger - Associate Dean of Student Services
+1 314-935-6100
Duke University:  Environmental Management
Duke Univeristy - Contact

Expectations of your three years at Doane:

a. Prepare students for excellence after graduation with our nationally recognized liberal arts and sciences education
b. Prepare students with personalized, world-class education, finely designed curriculum, and the skills necessary for success at the premier university in the following two years.
c. Provide students with academic advisers and support services on a safe campus.
d. Award the student a bachelor’s degree upon completion of their two-year studies at their selected school when their 30 credits are transferred back to Doane.

Expectations from Doane for all students:

a. Enter their first semester ready to begin the dual degree plan curriculum.
b. Remain in good academic standing, which requires being at or above a minimum grade point average (GPA) correlated with credits attempted.
c. Demonstrate proficiency with the English language.
d. Complete Doane’s coursework - 90 required credits
e. Meet the specific standards required by the University of their choice.
f. Choose from Doane’s partner institutions or attend an ABET accredited college to complete their last year years of studies and earn the chosen degree.

Doane Program Requirements:

a. The Elite Dual Degree Program is available to first-year students who enroll at Doane’s Crete campus and meet the program’s minimum requirements.
b. Doane can guarantee students’ admission to the chosen partnered top university if students meet the following requirements: 
Doane Performance Columbia Washington  
Overall GPA 3.4 3.3  
Math & Science GPA 3.4 3.3  
One Recommendation Letter Each
Program Director
Math Professor
Science Professor
Program Director  
ENG 101 B
or IELTS 7.0
or IBT 100
ENG 101 C  

*Admission requirements are subject to the policy change of the chosen university.

Enrollment Criteria & Requirements:  International students entering the Elite Dual Degree Program should have moderately higher English Proficiency scores  and achieve minimum high school performance for best chance of successful academic performance.  Other enrollment criteria and requirements remain standard.

Elite Dual Degree Program Recommended English Proficiency:
IBT: Overall score of 75+ (L and R 16+, W 15+, S 13+)
IELTS:  6.0+
ACT:  English 23+
SAT: (Verbal) 520+
Or study English at recommended language school.
High School Performance (last 3 years):
78 out of 100
Reaching the minimum admission requirements does not necessary mean that the student would be admitted to the Elite Dual Degree Program. All applicants are required to have a telephone/online/face-to-face interview.  This is a competitive admission program.
Enrollment Deposit:  The Elite Dual Degree program requires a an enrollment deposit equivalent to 25% ($7,040 in Fall 2015) of tuition.                             


Tuition & Costs

2017-18 Cost of Attendance for Crete Campus (subject to change):

Annual Tuition & General Fees:  $33,800 - DUE to DOANE
Tuition: 33,000
General Fees: $800

Annual Room & Board:  $9,400 - DUE to DOANE
Basic Room: $4,500 (assumes standard double room agreement)
Basic Board:  $4,900 (assumes standard Platinum meal plan)

Annual Elite Dual Degree Program Fee:  $4,000 - Doane's Elite Dual Degree Program has a required program fee of $4,000 for international students.  Due to DOANE

Estimated Books:  $1,000 - Paid by the student.

Annual Estimated Living Expenses: $5,000
Personal: $1,750
Estimated Transportation: $3,000
Estimated Insurance:  $250 - Estimated cost and required but not billed by Doane. Every student must have insurance.



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