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TCC LINKS WITH
A TOP PUBLIC VA. UNIVERSITY
Longwood and TCC sign transfer agreement for guaranteed admission
students have a new path to a bachelor’s degree, thanks
to a guaranteed-admission transfer agreement signed Aug.
2 by TCC President Deborah DiCroce, right, and Longwood
University President Patricia Cormier.
essence, we are providing another important on-ramp to the
American dream; a chance for the baccalaureate degree and
the social and economic mobility that comes with that coveted
honor,” said DiCroce.
been very pleased with our relationship with TCC and its
students, and we look forward to seeing that increase,”
said Cormier, who noted that LU ranks second only in the
state to the University of Virginia for community college
transfer-student success, with 84 percent persisting, compared
to 62 percent of traditional students.
ROADS, Va. – (Aug. 3, 2005) – In concert with preparing
a large influx of students for transfer to baccalaureate institutions,
Tidewater Community College announces a new partnership with a
top public university in Virginia.
TCC and Longwood University - ranked by U.S. News & World
Report as one of the Top Public Universities-Master’s category
in the South - signed a guaranteed admission agreement for transfer
students on Aug. 2 at the college’s Visual Arts Center in
Olde Towne Portsmouth.
“With transfer playing a critical role in the restructuring
of higher education, TCC is pleased to partner with key institutions
such as Longwood University,” says TCC President Deborah
DiCroce. “The quality education offered by Longwood, especially
in teacher preparation and through their business school, adds
to valuable opportunities for our graduates.”
This transfer agreement joins similar partnerships TCC has made
with Norfolk State University and Old Dominion University. It
also follows the trend of four-year institutions working toward
agreements with community colleges to help meet the growth in
Longwood University - located in Farmville, 140 miles west of
Norfolk, between Lynchburg and Richmond - enrolls 4,200 students.
Founded in 1839, LU is a coeducational, comprehensive state institution
with programs leading to bachelor’s and master’s degrees
in a wide range of subjects.
Under the guaranteed admission agreement, which aims “to
maximize opportunities and minimize obstacles for TCC graduates
to complete a four-year degree at LU,” TCC graduates who
earn the associate of arts and/or science degree with a cumulative
grade point average of 2.5 or higher will be guaranteed admission
to LU. It also guarantees that those degree recipients will have
junior status, that all of their credits will transfer, although
not all may apply toward the degree, and that all of their lower-division
general education goals will be met.
Tidewater Community College
is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth
of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th
largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC
ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded
in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the
college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake,
Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne
and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district
in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth
and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four
percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university
in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information,