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CCCCD Students May Apply At SMU

CCCCD Students May Apply At SMU

May 9, 2003 - CCCCD students interested in becoming concurrently enrolled at Southern Methodist University may pick up pre-admission applications on all Collin County Community College campuses. A maximum of twenty students will be accepted into CCCCD-SMU's Concurrent Admissions Program for the 2003-2004 academic year beginning in September. The deadline for fall applications is August 1, 2003. Students will be notified of acceptance into the program no later than August 22.

Applications and information sheets are available on all CCCCD campuses, in the advising and admissions offices. Applications are also available online at . Follow the link, "NEW FOR TRANSFERS Collin County Community College District Pre-Admission Application to SMU."

One year ago, CCCCD expanded higher education opportunities for transfer students with its latest concurrent admissions agreement, one of the first between a four-year private university and a two-year community college. CCCCD also has concurrent admissions with the University of North Texas and the University of Texas at Dallas. Requirements and benefits for each admissions program varies by institution.

According to the agreement with SMU, CCCCD students are encouraged to apply as early as possible during their first two years of college, and then--provided they meet certain academic standards, follow SMU's curriculum guidelines, and comply with all SMU admission requirements--they may transfer to SMU after their first or second year of study. Each student may transfer a maximum of 62 credit-hours to Southern Methodist University.

Students who are accepted into the program enjoy an early taste of academic life at SMU. As concurrent enrollees, they receive tickets to SMU sporting events, special lectures, and performing arts events; they receive a DART pass, an SMU e-mail address and a newsletter; they have access to SMU libraries; upon acceptance, they receive SMU videos, t-shirts, organizers and handbooks. And all of this while enjoying the nearness and convenience of studying at CCCCD.

For more information, please contact Stephanie Hanson, CCCCD's coordinator of transfer programs, at 972.985.3734; or call SMU at 214.768.2058 and ask for transfer admissions.