CCS Destination Eastern FAQs
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What is CCS Destination Eastern?
CCS Destination Eastern is a joint admissions program for academically eligible students who want to earn the first two years of a four-year degree at SCC, SFCC or one of our off-campus locations, and then transfer to Eastern Washington University to complete their bachelor’s degree. This option prepares students to be major ready when they arrive at EWU. At the conclusion of the first two years, students will earn either an associate of arts-DTA or associate of business-DTA degree from SCC or SFCC, depending on which campus they are enrolled.
What makes CSS Destination Eastern unique?
CCS Destination Eastern is focused on creating a close academic relationship among students, SCC/SFCC transfer counselors and EWU university program advisers. Students who are admitted to the program form a student cohort that transfers to EWU together.
Who should apply?
During their first quarter, students begin working with SCC/SFCC transfer counselors and are connected with EWU university program advisers and EWU’s transfer director. They receive one-on-one advising from both CCS and EWU that goes beyond what they will find elsewhere. As an additional benefit, they will save money on their bachelor’s degree by attending a community college for the first two years and being major ready when they arrive at EWU.
Students pay a one-time discounted combined application free for admissions to CCS and EWU and receive both a CCS student ID and EWU student ID. CCS student transcripts are sent to EWU on a quarterly basis and students can access EWU’s SOAR degree audit after their first quarter of enrollment completion.
The program is specifically designed for motivated students who plan to transfer to EWU and pursue a bachelor of arts degree in fields like business, psychology, education, social work, history, literature, etc.
What are the program’s admission requirements?
Students who plan to pursue bachelor of science degrees in fields like engineering, nursing, dental hygiene or other competitive fields are not eligible for Destination Eastern because seats cannot be guaranteed in competitive admissions programs.
CCS Destination Eastern is a competitive program, with admissions placement scores set at college-level English, college-level reading and beginning algebra (Math 96 or 94 or higher).
How many students will be accepted?
What if students already have a year of college credits (1 to 30 credits)? Can they still apply?
Strong candidates are those who are motivated academically, like to thoroughly plan their education, have no more than 30 college level credits already, and intend to transfer to EWU to pursue a noncompetitive program. Depending upon placement levels, students may expect to take courses during consecutive fall, winter, spring and summer quarters to complete in two years.
Sound like you? Then, we encourage you to apply!
Yes. Any qualified student with 30 credits or fewer is encouraged to apply.
Which transfer degrees are eligible for Destination Eastern?
Students with more than 30 credits may possibly be admitted, depending on which courses have been completed and the courses required for transfer into their four-year degree program choice.
Destination Eastern students begin as a co-hort and transfer to EWU as a co-hort. Admission
s to EWU is intended for fall quarter and transfer will occur for students two years after students begin at SCC/SFCC.
Students may pursue an associate of arts (AA-DTA) or associate of business (AB-DTA) degree. The intent is to have students finish their community college education within two years and transfer to EWU and finish within two years, having spent four years pursuing the four-year degree.
Can students take a part-time course load?
No. With few exceptions, students are required to take a minimum of 15 credits per quarter so they can finish within the two-year time frame.
Are there any additional courses needed for Destination Eastern students?
How does Destination Eastern prepare students to transfer EWU?
CCS Destination Eastern students are required to take GUID100 Orientation to Destination Eastern in the first quarter of the program. It is only offered in fall quarter. Guidance 100 includes the first introduction to their EWU program advisors, a tour of EWU campus with access to SOAR degree audit, additional career planning and student success information.
Who teaches this course?
When is the course offered?
SCC/SFCC counselors and EWU program advisers work with students on all aspects of transfer planning: exploring best-fit options and selecting the right courses based on transfer requirements.
What kind of support will students receive?
How much does Destination Eastern cost?
Will students who enroll in Destination Eastern have access to financial aid?
Who should I call if I have specific questions about the program?
When it comes time to apply to transfer, SCC/SFCC counselors make sure students apply for scholarships and financial aid, keep track of deadlines and navigate what can oftentimes be a complicated process. As part of the program, students agree to participate in quarterly advising sessions with a transfer counselor.