Thursday, July 19, 2012

GCC, UMW agreements make degrees more affordable, accessible



Review  co-enrollment agreement and the direct transfer agreement.

By PAMELA GOULD
The Free Lance-Star
Germanna Community College students who meet eligibility requirements can soon begin taking courses at the University of Mary Washington.
 UMW President Rick Hurley and Germanna President David Sam will  formalize the agreement next Wednesday in George Washington Hall on the UMW campus in Fredericksburg.
 The presidents are also expected to sign an agreement that will make it easier for Germanna students to transfer into UMW’s Bachelor of Liberal Studies program.
 The agreements resulted from ongoing dialogue between Hurley and Sam, who said that more Germanna students transfer to UMW than to any other four-year institution.
 “We are delighted to partner with Germanna to make these programs available to qualified community college students,” Hurley said in a prepared statement.
 Sam said the agreements strengthen the partnership between the two colleges and benefit students academically and financially.
 Germanna students who have completed at least 15 credit hours of coursework and have earned a minimum 3.25 grade-point average will be eligible to take up to five classes at UMW under the “co-enrollment” agreement.
 Students will pay Germanna tuition rates for the UMW courses, and those credits will count toward the associate degree if the students earn a C or higher, Sam said.

4 comments:

Deb said...

This is a great opportunity for Germanna college students and will benefit them academically.

Anonymous said...

This doesn't specify whether I could take these 5 classes through UMW yet transfer to a different university. Can this be clarified?

Michael Zitz, Director of Media and Community Relations, Germanna Community College said...

Yes, you can transfer them to a different university. For more information, call our counseling office at (540) 891-3021 or (540) 423-9123

Michael Zitz, Director of Media and Community Relations, Germanna Community College said...

Yes, you can transfer them to a different university. For more information, call our counseling office at (540) 891-3021 or (540) 423-9123