The presidents of Northeast State Community College and Emory & Henry College have signed an agreement that seeks to ease the transfer of students from the Tennessee community college to the four-year liberal arts college in Southwest Virginia.
E&H President Jake Schrum and Northeast State President Janice H. Gilliam also signed an agreement that specifically addresses the requirements for transfer students seeking a degree in mass communications.
“This specific program agreement is very important because it helps align two very strong programs in mass communications and helps Northeast State students to plan early for a seamless transition to a four-year degree in mass communications,” according to Mary Bolt, E&H director of transfer admissions.
According to the terms of the general admission agreement signed Monday, Emory & Henry will guarantee admission to NeSCC students who achieve associate of arts or associate of science degrees and who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 and higher.
Eligible students may apply up to 62 transferable semester hours from NeSCC toward the minimum of 120 semester hours required for a bachelor of arts degree and 124 hours for a bachelor of science degree at Emory & Henry.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Emory & Henry College,” said Dr. Janice H. Gilliam, president of Northeast State. “Emory & Henry has an outstanding reputation and we are very pleased to offer this transfer opportunity for our students to continue their education after graduating from Northeast State.”
In addition, Emory & Henry agrees to waive the application fee for Northeast State students. Emory & Henry also will develop a transfer guide for use by NeSCC counselors, faculty, and students.
“Northeast State enjoys a strong reputation for quality two-year education while Emory & Henry is a national leader in the liberal arts,” Schrum said. “With this agreement, we are combining the strengths of two quality institutions of higher education to provide the best experiences and optimal opportunities for students.”