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CCCCD And TWU Sign Concurrent Admissions Agreement

CCCCD And TWU Sign Concurrent Admissions Agreement

October 3, 2003 - Yesterday officials from Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) and Texas Woman's University (TWU) signed an agreement allowing students dual admission to both institutions.

Dr. Ann Stuart, chancellor of TWU, joined CCCCD President Cary Israel and Sam Roach, chair of CCCCD's board of trustees, in signing the agreement. The ceremony took place at 3 p.m. at the Spring Creek Campus conference center at Collin County Community College District.

This agreement-nicknamed "TWU Bound"-allows students to complete the first two years of their degrees at the community college and have automatic admission to finish at the university. College officials say the agreement will clear the path for students who are working toward bachelor's degrees.

"It is important to provide an affordable way for students to earn the baccalaureate degree and to reduce the time it takes to graduate.This agreement will accomplish both goals," said Israel. "TWU's strong health science and education programs are great complements to CCCCD's unique offerings. This agreement stands to have a major impact by creating more teachers and healthcare professionals to meet the high demands in these fields."

"Texas Woman's University is always pleased to cultivate stronger relationships with the community colleges," said Dr. Stuart. "The TWU Bound Program offers Collin County Community College students the opportunity to map their course to a bachelor's degree and further their prospects in life."

According to Chairman Roach, "Higher education has never been more important than it is today. Our trustees are committed to making education accessible and affordable for our students. Innovative programs like concurrent admission are valuable because they help remove the obstacles in transferring and give students a direct link to a prestigious university."

The details of the agreement state that CCCCD students who meet TWU's admission requirements or complete an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree will receive automatic admission to TWU. The university will designate scholarships to qualified TWU Bound students upon transfer to TWU. The agreement also provides participating students with special benefits on campus at TWU, including the following:

  • TWU Bound student ID card
  • Access to the university library
  • Complimentary visits to the wellness center
  • Discounted rates of the golf course
  • Complimentary admission to sporting events
  • Free use of the Cyber-Lounge and computer lab in the TWU Student Center
  • Student or reduced guest room rate at TWU resident halls
  • Free transportation on the Denton Link
  • Discounted student ticket rates to art and entertainment activities

CCCCD broke ground in 2000 when it signed the first concurrent admission agreement in Texas. That agreement was with the University of North Texas, and the University of Texas at Dallas and Southern Methodist University followed shortly thereafter. The program is popular with students, and more than 170 CCCCD students are participating in the program in fall 2003.

For more information, call Lisa Vasquez at 972.758.3894 or 469.964.9132.