Richmond, Ky. (August 25, 2014)— Transferring to a four-year institution became easier for Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students today with the signing of a statewide, multi-program agreement with Eastern Kentucky University (EKU).
“This agreement moves us closer to our goal of providing KCTCS students with seamless pathways to getting a baccalaureate degree,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. “We are extremely proud of our partnership with EKU and believe it will increase student access and success.”
The statewide memorandum of agreement facilitates the seamless transfer of KCTCS students to EKU by:
1. Providing a structure through which transfer-related student information reports will be exchanged between KCTCS and EKU;
2. Identifying students who are likely to consider transferring from KCTCS to EKU; and
3. Enhancing advising services and transferability of credits through EKU’s Colonel Connection program by providing regularly updated DegreeWorks audit of the student’s progress toward a four-year degree at EKU. Each participating student receives regular advising from an EKU advisor, thus minimizing lost transfer credit.
“A seamless transition for transfer students between their community college experience to a four-year institution is essential. That is why I am particularly excited about this joint agreement between EKU and KCTCS as we seek to graduate more students with bachelor’s degrees across the Commonwealth. Eastern is committed to working side-by-side with KCTCS and its regional campuses as we provide greater access to higher education for all Kentuckians,” said EKU President Michael T. Benson.