Graphic Communications

Graphic Communications Admission Requirements

Basic Skill Competencies Requirements

Option 1

Score at least the following scores on any combination of the below assessment options:

ACT sub scores COMPASS scores ASSET scores ACCUPLACER scores
14 - Math
16 - Reading
16 - English
24 - Pre-Algebra
69 - Reading
41 - Writing
38 - Numerical
34 - Reading
35 - Writing
40 - Arithmetic
62 - Reading
77 - Sentence Skills

Applicants can take the ACT assessment or the COMPASS assessment at Hawkeye. Pre-registration is required.

Option 2

Complete all of the following college success courses with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college:

  • ENG060 College Preparatory Writing I
  • RDG039 College Preparatory Reading II
  • MAT045 Fundamentals of Math

Option 3

Any combination of the above fulfilling the basic skills requirements of algebra, reading, and writing.

Admissions Process

  1. Apply for admission.

  2. Completed applicant files (we have your application, transcripts, and test scores) will be processed as follows:
    1. Applicants meeting the program's admission requirements will be sent an admissions inactivation letter.

    2. Applicants meeting the program's admission requirements will be accepted.

  3. We accept approximately 54-60 students and 20 alternates each Fall Semester. Applicants will be accepted based on the date their completed applicant file. If many students share the same date for completing their applicant files, the application date will be used to prioritize their acceptance.

  4. If necessary, alternates will be contacted to fill unconfirmed positions in the program. Alternates will be given priority for the next term.

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Program Contacts

Department Secretary

Cindi Clark
Black Hawk Hall 177
319-296-4021
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Program Advisors

Patricia Willoughby
Black Hawk Hall 151
319-296-2329 ext.1108
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Terry Juhl
Black Hawk Hall 155
319-296-2329 ext.1437
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Dan Jensen
Black Hawk Hall 152
319-296-2329 ext.1295
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Dean

Bryan Renfro
Black Hawk Hall 180
319-296-4427
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