The Institute for Higher Education Policy (IHEP), in partnership with Lumina Foundation and the Kresge Foundation, is pleased to announce an open call for applications for the second cohort of Degrees When Due (DWD)!

Degrees When Due is a national initiative to increase degree attainment among the “some college, no degree” population. DWD promotes evidence-based degree reclamation strategies that help systems and institutions identify students who either earned enough credits to earn an associate’s degree, yet left without receiving one, or those students who left just before completing enough credits to earn a degree.

In its first year, Degrees When Due supported forty-five institutions from eight states in their implementation of degree reclamation strategies. Generous grant funding covers the enrollment costs for Degrees When Due Cohort 2, making this program free of charge to participants.

Application Process

Interested applicants should review and complete our Degrees When Due Cohort 2 Application. Lead Applicants should complete the Lead Applicant Form, while a separate Institution Application Form should also be filled out for each participating institution designated in the lead applicant’s form. The lead applicant should submit the compiled application to


For questions related to Degrees When Due or completing an application, please view our list of Frequently Asked Questions or contact