By Message Staff
PINEVILLE (LBM) — Louisiana College has entered into an agreement to accept coursework completed by students at the Louisiana Community and Technical College System who transfer to the Louisiana Baptist school.
LC President Rick Brewer and LCTC System President Monty Sullivan signed a memorandum of understanding Wednesday, January 9, to create a partnership that grants qualified transfer students opportunities that include possible junior status at LC, scholarships and priority status for on-campus housing.
Incoming students must meet certain criteria, including an associate degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher. Students who have not completed an associate degree can still transfer with a minimum of 24 credit hours with a grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
Brewer said the agreement is effective immediately.
“As Central Louisiana Technical College and the other branches of the Community and Technical College System are going to grow, those students will have the opportunity to matriculate directly into Louisiana College,” Brewer said. “It’s going to give students more opportunity to get a Christ-centered education, whether they are working adults, whether they are 20 year old students coming straight out of a two-year college.
“It’s a win-win for students across the state, including some families who may not can afford a four-year education to begin but can afford a two-year education,” he said. “Now we’re giving them an opportunity to get that degree there and move forward and join us at Louisiana College.”
Louisiana College and the LCTCS also announced Wednesday they have partnered to offer an “Academic Achievement Award” for qualified members of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. Awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, the scholarship will be considered a “gap scholarship” to help make up the difference in financial shortfall among tuition, mandatory fees, and awarded financial aid. The gap scholarship will not exceed $5000 annually or $2500 per semester.
The Louisiana Community and Technical College System is composed of 13 public technical and community colleges across Louisiana, and collectively serves more than 130,000 students in traditional credit instruction, workforce training and adult education.
Eighty percent of its over 25,000 annual graduates earned credentials in high-demand, high-income fields as defined by the Louisiana Workforce Commission. Each year, over 15,000 students transfer from an LCTCS institution to a 4-year university.
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