January 23, 2013
JAMESTOWN - Guilford Technical Community
College and Guilford College have developed an articulation
agreement between both Guilford County institutions that will allow
GTCC students to transfer seamlessly to Guilford College. The
agreement will offer students a clear pathway from an associate
degree at GTCC to a bachelor's degree at Guilford College.
GTCC has articulation agreements with other private institutions
as well as existing statewide articulation agreements, including
the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA), established in 1997
to ease the transfer of credits between North Carolina's 58
community colleges and the 16 University of North Carolina
institutions, and the Independent Comprehensive Articulation
Agreement (ICAA) between a limited number of private N.C. colleges
universities that endorse the agreement.
The articulation agreement between GTCC and Guilford College is
unique in that it's a partnership between an individual four-year
college and only one or more community colleges. Guilford College
is also in the process of developing a bilateral articulation
agreement with Alamance Community College in Burlington, N.C.
Representatives from GTCC and Guilford College signed the
articulation agreement on Jan. 22 on GTCC's Jamestown Campus. The
agreement is effective immediately.
"Guilford Tech is proud to partner with Guilford College on this
initiative to help students achieve their educational and career
goals," said Dr. Randy Parker, president of GTCC. "Through this
articulation agreement, students now have a clear pathway to a
bachelor's degree at Guilford College, where they will continue to
receive a quality liberal arts education and excel in their chosen
"Guilford College was founded in 1837 to serve the children of
local Quaker families," said Kent Chabotar, president of Guilford
College. "While our students now come from all walks of life and
all over the country, we remain deeply committed to serving
residents of Guilford County and the entire Piedmont Triad. We're
honored to partner with GTCC to provide students with a path to an
excellent liberal arts education at Guilford College."
The articulation agreement is designed for current and
prospective students to provide access and cost-effective
opportunities to excel in higher education.
Under the agreement, 14 areas of study will be eligible for
transfer to Guilford College: African and African American studies,
history, political science, psychology, religious studies,
accounting, business administration, community and justice studies,
computing and technology and information systems, criminal justice,
forensic accounting and forensic biology (B.A. and B.S.).
Guilford College will guarantee transfer admission for GTCC
students, waive its application fee, accept a maximum of 64
community college credits that have Guilford College equivalents
and grant full junior status to all graduates of designated GTCC
associate degree programs who meet various requirements including a
cumulative GPA of at least 2.50. GTCC students who declare their
intent to transfer to Guilford College under this articulation
agreement will have the opportunity to meet with Guilford academic
advisors to assist them in their course elections.
During the past several years, about 70 students per year on
average have transferred from GTCC to Guilford College.
Guilford Technical Community
College is the third largest of 58 institutions in the NC Community
College System. GTCC serves more than 40,000 students annually from
four major campuses and three specialized centers. Learn more at www.gtcc.edu.
- Carla Kucinski/GTCC