Western's Go4 Programs
Empowering our region's community college students to complete a four-year, undergraduate degree program while easing their transition into the University.
Western Illinois University's Go4 Programs enable more area students to complete a four-year bachelor’s degree than ever before. Serving the west-central Illinois region through partnerships with area community colleges, WIU's Go4 Programs encourage regional community college students to pursue a four-year degree at Western while fostering a seamless transition from their community college into an undergraduate academic program at WIU (providing the student meets all of Western's academic program and University admission requirements).
Students following Western's Go4 Programs are full-time, college-ready students at a participating community college enrolling in a course at Western during their freshman and sophomore years while taking classes at the community college and/or while attaining their associate’s degree at the community college. WIU offers a variety of undergraduate programs and majors at its campus locations in Macomb and Moline. Availability of undergraduate major or program may depend on campus location and the student's grade point average.
Western's community college partners include Black Hawk College and Carl Sandburg College. Each community college partner has its own, individually named program which corresponds to Western’s Go4 Programs.
For more details on Western's Go4 Programs, please speak with an academic advisor by contacting the WIU Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For the Macomb campus, call 1-877-PICK-WIU or visit www.wiu.edu/admissions. For the Quad Cities campus, located in Moline, Illinois, please call 1-309-762-WIU1 or visit wiu.edu/qc/admissions.
For more information on the specifics of the corresponding program at each participating community college, please contact the following community colleges directly:
Black Hawk College
For Black Hawk’s Linkages Program, contact Mary Ann Dockery-Jackson, Professor, Counselor, Transfer Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org, 800-334-1311, ext. 5198, or visit www.bhc.edu.
Carl Sandburg College
For Carl Sandburg's Western Illinois Advantage Program, contact Marnie Dugan, Director of Recruiting, email@example.com, 309-341-5230, or visit www.sandburg.edu.
Western Illinois University is continually growing its community college partnerships. For the most up-to-date list of community colleges participating in Western’s Go4 Programs, visit this webpage.