The Perfect Place
Choosing where to begin your college career is a big decision. You could choose a large school with classes that have hundreds of other students in them, or a smaller school like Donnelly where you won't get lost in the crowd. At Donnelly you'll get the academic and social support you need to succeed in college before going on to a larger institution. While many students attend Donnelly to obtain a degree, Donnelly can also be a great starting place. Start at Donnelly if you want to:
- Enjoy a small campus
- Spend less
- Follow your dreams
- Consider the bigger picture
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From Donnelly To...
Our academic advisors are specialists at helping students reach their educational goals, either at Donnelly or by transferring earned college credit to another institution. See transfer checklist here. Some of our most common transfer partner institutions are:
Transfer Program Spotlights
Associate Degree Grads Transfer to University of St. Mary with a Scholarship
Donnelly has an agreement with the University of St. Mary allowing any Donnelly graduate with an AA or AS degree to transfer to University of St. Mary in junior standing. University of St. Mary will also waive the application fee as well as provide a $2,000, three-year renewable scholarship to the University of St. Mary main campus, or a 10% reduction to their Overland Park campus for those that transfer within six months of associate degree completion. Check with you academic advisor for details.
Pre-Engineering Program with UMKC
Pathways to Engineering Careers (PEC) is a cooperative program of Donnelly College and the University of Missouri - Kansas City (UMKC). The PEC program is designed for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in engineering at UMKC. Admitted students would enroll at Donnelly in a structured pre-engineering program that will transfer seamlessly into UMKC’s School of Computing and Engineering. Learn more here.
Teacher Education - 2+2 Program with Emporia State University
Donnelly has an agreement with Emporia State University that allows students to complete two years at Donnelly plus two years at Emporia State (Johnson County location) to earn a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education. Talk to your Donnelly advisor to learn more.
Teacher Education - 2+2 Program with Park University
Donnelly has an agreement with Park University that allows students to complete an Associate of Arts degree at Donnelly plus two years at Park to earn a bachelor's degree in Education with a focus on either Elementary Education, Middle School Education, Secondary Education, K-12 Art or Spanish or K-12 Mild-Moderate Cross Categorical Special Education. Talk to your Donnelly advisor to learn more.
Interested in Becoming a Teacher?
TEACH KC provides application support including tools and resources like 1-on-1 coaching, application fee reimbursements, and the chance to win a $1,000 scholarship to put towards tuition.