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MSU and BCTC sign joint admission and reverse transfer agreements

MSUBCTC-E.jpgMorehead State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College signed an agreement Monday (June 26) to establish a joint admission and reverse transfer program.

The purpose of this agreement, dubbed “Eagle Express” will be to provide academic advising and admissions counseling for bachelor’s degree-seeking students from the beginning of their college careers at BCTC to the point where they are ready to transition to MSU. Students participating in the program will have the benefit of advising from both schools, unofficial transcript review and free transcript exchange. In addition, there is no application fee to enter this program.

 The Reverse Transfer Agreement will assist students who have transferred to MSU to complete an associate’s degree at BCTC. Students who have completed at least 45 credits at BCTC without completing an associate’s degree will qualify.

Dr. Augusta Julian, BCTC president and CEO, and Dr. Steven Ralston, MSU provost, signed the agreement on the BCTC Newtown Campus.

“We are pleased to be partnering with BCTC to help more students succeed in college. Together, we are answering the challenge to remove barriers which make it difficult for many BCTC alumni to finish a degree,” said Ralston. “We value our partnership with BCTC and look forward to making it simpler for students to obtain their associate degrees as well.”

Others attending the event were Jen Timmermann, MSU director of transition services, Tim Rhodes, associate vice president for enrollment services, Dr. Palisa Williams Rushin, vice president of student development and enrollment management, Mark Manuel, BCTC vice president of workforce and institutional development and Aaron Akey, BCTC associate dean of student development.

“Collaboration among higher education is critical to student success. This agreement will give more BCTC students access to a bachelor’s degree path that will work for them. At BCTC, we appreciate partners like MSU who share our commitment to student success,” said Julian.

The two institutions also will review the agreement regularly to make sure the course content reflects industry developments, employment trends and accreditation guidelines.

Students interested in learning more about transferring to MSU can contact Lee Sharp, senior enrollment services counselor for regional campuses/transfer advisor, at 606-783-2000, 800-585-6781 or email lpsharp@moreheadstate.edu. Transfer information also is available on the MSU website at www.moreheadstate.edu/transfer.

TOP: Officials from Morehead State University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College signed an agreement Monday (June 26) to establish a joint admission and reverse transfer program. Taking part in the ceremony were, from left, front row, Dr. Palisa Williams Rushin, Dr. Augusta Julian, Dr. Steven Ralston and Jen Timmermann. Back row from left, Mark Manuel, Aaron Akey, Rep. Rocky Adkins, Tim Rhodes and Lee Sharp.

BOTTOM: Dr. Steven Ralston, MSU provost, shakes the hand of Dr. Augusta Julian after officials signed an agreement Monday (June 26) to establish a joint admission and reverse transfer program.