Cleveland State Community College and East Tennessee State University recently signed a dual admissions agreement enabling CSCC students the advantage of a structured approach for completion of an associate degree followed by enrollment in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree at ETSU.
“We are very pleased to enter into this contract with ETSU,” said Dr. Carl Hite, CSCC president.
“Both our previous governor and the present governor have an initiative to increase the number of graduates from our colleges and universities in Tennessee. This dual admissions agreement with ETSU will hopefully lead to a smooth transition from our community college to ETSU, and eventually, that baccalaureate degree.”
CSCC students who fulfill the requirements for dual admission are guaranteed acceptance to ETSU with full junior standing and will also enjoy other advantages such as having direct contact with both CSCC and ETSU faculty and staff throughout their tenure in the program and being able to participate in opportunities for educational enrichment at ETSU.
Students who are eligible for this program include those who meet current admission criteria to both CSCC and ETSU, those who plan to attend CSCC or who transfer to CSCC with no more than 29 college-level semester hours, have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 and those who intend to major in one of the articulated baccalaureate programs at ETSU.
Once enrolled in the dual admission program, a student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Additionally, to transfer to ETSU, a student must have earned an A.S., A.A. or A.S.T. degree.
Dr. Ramona Williams, vice provost for enrollment services, said, “We at ETSU have been very eager to formalize our dual admissions agreement with Cleveland State. We believe this will be a beneficial agreement for both Cleveland State and ETSU.”
For more information about the Dual Admission Partnership between Cleveland State and ETSU, contact the CSCC ACCESS Center at 423-478-6217.