DENTON – North Central Texas College students seeking a four-year degree will have an easier transfer process to the University of North Texas as the result of a new transfer partnership agreement between the two schools.
NCTC and UNT have agreed to create course listings that provide students with a clear description of courses needed to gain both their associates and bachelor’s degrees, ensuring all classes will transfer towards a UNT degree. These plans will provide a clear pathway for students, helping them to choose the courses that will make the most of their educational investment at both institutions.
For students in the NCTC Honors Programs, the two schools also have agreed to facilitate membership in the UNT Honors College for transferring students. Additionally, technical degrees earned at NCTC will transferinto the Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) degrees, giving students enhanced opportunities in their chosen fields of study.
“North Central Texas College is excited about partnering with UNT to provide enhanced pathways for students to reach their education and career goals,” NCTC President Dr. Eddie Hadlock said. “We are indeed fortunate to have a high quality four-year institution as the University of North Texas to create these collaborative programs for student success.”
A Memo of Understanding was signed by administrators of both schools during a special ceremony Wednesday on the UNT campus.
“It has been a pleasure to work with the University of North Texas and the Provost office in this initiative to strengthen our partnership and pathways for NCTC students,” NCTC Dean Dr. Emily Klement said. “This collaboration will have profound impact on the lives of many students both now and in the future.”
As part of the agreement, NCTC students will be encouraged to apply to the Eagle Bound Program during their first year of college, providing access to additional services and an early introduction to UNT.
Eagle Bound Program members receive invitations to UNT events and activities as well as the opportunity to obtain a TexShare card,which provides access to the UNT libraries. Eagle Bound Program students also may apply for an Eagle Pass card, which gives them specific access to UNT facilities, resources and activities. Eagle Bound Program students whofully meet the admissions requirements of UNT and complete the Associate ofArts or Associate of Science degree, will receive automatic admission to UNT.
“With its five North Texas campuses, NCTC is an important community partner with UNT in providing the North Texas region with the educated workforce necessary to support our region and state’s economic progress,” said UNT President V. Lane Rawlins. “This agreement with NCTC ensures that community college students have an easy transition to UNT to further their education and earn bachelor’s degrees and more so they get the most out of higher education.”