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Idaho State and College of Eastern Idaho Sign Partnership Agreement

March 30, 2021

POCATELLO, Idaho––College of Eastern Idaho students who want to continue their education will now have a smoother transition to Idaho State University thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

Idaho State and College of Eastern Idaho Sign Partnership Agreement
Aerial photo of the College of Eastern Idaho campus in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Photo courtesy of CEI.
College of Eastern Idaho students who want to continue their education will now have a smoother transition to Idaho State University thanks to a Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions. 
 
Through the agreement, students will be able to work toward a degree at Idaho State and track their progress while attending CEI. The collaborative move by the two institutions reduces barriers to students transferring between the institutions. 
 
“We are partners in education,” said Idaho State President Kevin Satterlee. “This partnership exponentially increases opportunities for students at CEI and opens doors to their future. Our agreement will meet immediate needs for a skilled and trained workforce in Idaho Falls and beyond.”  
 
Idaho State University has had a presence on the CEI campus for more than 13 years, and the institutions have always worked to ensure that students were able to transfer easily. For example, in Fall 2020, 40 CEI students transferred to Idaho State. The new agreement is designed to streamline the process even further, and to offer expanded opportunities from both institutions. 
 
The agreement also helps ensure that comprehensive support systems are in place for students wishing to transfer to Idaho State to receive their bachelor degree. 
 
“CEI has valued our relationship with Idaho State and our ongoing ability to permit our students to transfer into a variety of programs and degrees at the University,” said CEI President Aman. “Our co-admit agreement allows an innovative option for graduating high school seniors to be admitted to both CEI and ISU at the same time. This provides students the access and affordability of a community college for the first two years followed by a path to a bachelor’s degree with ISU.”

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