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Dual Admissions Agreement Creates Clear Pathways for Students to Achieve Higher Education Goals

Published: July 13, 2015

Texas A&M University-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer and Northeast Texas Community College President Dr. Brad Johnson (front row, from left) sign a dual admissions agreement, formalizing a partnership benefiting students who wish to attain baccalaureate degrees. Also on hand for the event were (back row, from left) Laura Currey, A&M-Texarkana clinical instructor in education at the A&M-Texarkana Mt. Pleasant Center; Dr. Ron Clinton, NTCC executive vice president for instruction; Dr. Johnny Moore, interim vice president for student outreach services; Amy Adkins, director of human resources and college relations; and Dr. Kevin Rose, associate vice president of workforce development.

Northeast Texas Community College President Dr. Brad Johnson and Texas A&M University-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer (front row, from left) sign a dual admissions agreement, formalizing a partnership benefiting students who wish to attain baccalaureate degrees. Also on hand for the event were (back row, from left) Laura Currey, clinical instructor in education at the A&M-Texarkana Mt. Pleasant Center; Dr. Ron Clinton, NTCC executive vice president for instruction; Dr. Johnny Moore, NTCC interim vice president for student outreach services; Amy Adkins, NTCC director of human resources and college relations; and Dr. Kevin Rose, NTCC associate vice president of workforce development.

Northeast Texas Community College and Texas A&M University-Texarkana officials signed a dual admissions agreement today at Northeast Texas Community College, formalizing a partnership benefiting students who wish to attain baccalaureate degrees. Officials also signed a financial aid consortium allowing NTCC and A&M-Texarkana students to be concurrently enrolled without disruption to their financial aid award.

NTCC President Dr. Brad Johnson said, “The agreement and cooperative plans established today create seamless transitions and pathways for students who want more than associate degrees. Students will find that transferring courses between our institutions will be an easier process than ever before.”

“From the A&M-Texarkana perspective, this is a wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Northeast Texas Community College for the benefit of students and the region,” said A&M-Texarkana President Dr. Emily Cutrer. “This type of partnership ensures that our students have a clear path to achieve their higher education goals.”

The dual admissions agreement contains cooperative degree plans and 2+2 articulation agreements for various programs and disciplines that allow students to complete two years of coursework at each institution. Officials say the agreement was designed to encourage students to complete an entire associate degree at NTCC before transferring to A&M-Texarkana.

The management of the dual admissions agreement between the two institutions will be coordinated through both NTCC’s and A&M-Texarkana’s registrar offices. The agreement establishes the terms and responsibility of each institution’s role in recruitment and admissions, tuition and fees, student advising, management of student records, and student grievances and conduct.

“The primary goal of these initiatives is to provide a clear pathway to an A&M-Texarkana baccalaureate degree for all NTCC students,” said A&M-Texarkana Provost Dr. Rosanne Stripling. “In doing so, our expectation is that students will avoid taking courses that do not apply to their desired degrees, thereby reducing their time to a degree as well as their financial investment."

For more information about bachelor’s degrees offered by A&M-Texarkana, contact the Texas A&M University-Texarkana Mt. Pleasant Center at (903) 434-8357 or mpcenter@tamut.edu.


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