Will make it easier for JCTC students to earn a degree at WKU
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (March 23, 2016) — Western Kentucky University President Dr. Gary Ransdell and Jefferson Community and Technical College President Dr. Ty J. Handy today signed a joint admissions agreement that will pave the way for JCTC students to have an easier path to a bachelor’s degree at WKU. Students can be admitted to both schools at the same time through this agreement.
With this agreement, JCTC and WKU hope to:
- Improve student success and degree attainment at the associate and baccalaureate levels
- Reduce the time to earn a degree at both the associate and bachelor’s degree levels
- Expand student options for college services
- Improve academic program articulation by eliminating transfer barriers
- Expand financial aid resources to support “two plus two” students
- Use resources at both institutions more effectively and efficiently
- Plan, develop and align instructional programs at the undergraduate level
Both institutions will recruit students for the joint admissions program and jointly admitted JCTC students will have access to student services at WKU, such as cultural events, sporting events, library services, dining facilities and student organizations.
All students admitted through the program benefit from the WKU advisor assigned to them to ensure a smooth transition from JCTC to the university level, although academic advising will be a joint responsibility. WKU advisors regularly visit JCTC campuses helping to build strong relationships and successful transitions for jointly admitted students. Students will also be eligible for transfer student scholarships. Detailed information on scholarship requirements may be found at http://www.wku.edu/scholarship/.