More North Carolina community college students now have a direct path to Elizabeth City State University after the signing of a co-admission agreement with the Vance-Granville Community College (VGCC).
The agreement is designed to improve transfer student access and success through a collaborative baccalaureate degree program, states the agreement signed by ECSU Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon and Vance-Granville president, Dr. Rachel Desmarais. The formal agreement ceremony took place virtually on Monday, Nov. 30, and was attended by a number of ECSU and VGCC officials.
“ECSU continues to collaborate with North Carolina community colleges to afford transfer students a greater opportunity to earn their undergraduate degrees,” said Chancellor Dixon. “We are excited to work with President Desmarais and her staff to provide these students with a clear path to ECSU so they can continue their education.”
ECSU’s outgoing Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs/Registrar, Dr. Althea Riddick, said, “VGCC students who earn associate degrees through other programs will have a direct path to the university.”
Transfer students must complete an associate of arts, an associate of science, or an associate of fine arts degree from VGCC. They must also maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
Once students complete their associate degrees, they are guaranteed admission to ECSU. Application fees for these transfer students will be waived.
Co-admission transfer students are eligible to complete their ECSU degree programs from VGCC, and virtual support will be provided to them. Joint academic advising, which includes a faculty member, will be assigned to the student. There will also be assistance for active duty and veteran education benefits and resources available to qualifying students.
Students will also receive either on-site or virtual classroom presentations; joint virtual financial aid counseling; access to the ECSU library online resources; and access to programming through the Office of Student Activities and other campus organizations.
Also attending Monday’s ceremony were ECSU’s Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dr. Farrah J. Ward, VCGG’s Vice President of Learning, Student Engagement and Success, Dr. Levy Brown, and ECSU Board of Trustees chair, Jan King Robinson.
ECSU has previously entered into co-admission agreements with College of The Albemarle, Pitt Community College and Edgecombe Community College.