Macon, Ga. – Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC) continued its stride for associate degree credit transfer this week by signing its first articulation agreement with Wesleyan College. The agreement designates pathways for CGTC’s new General Studies associate degree into four-year programs at Wesleyan.
Articulation agreements allow students to benefit from the seamless transfer of credit earned at one institution into programs at another, often reducing cost and encouraging further pursuit of higher education, personal growth, and career advancement.
Wesleyan’s rapport and position in the community made the institution a fitting target for an agreement by CGTC’s Academic Affairs division.
“The General Studies articulation marks our first institutional-level transfer agreement with Wesleyan,” said Dr. Amy Holloway, vice president for Academic Affairs at CGTC. “The College has partnered with Wesleyan on several global initiatives, but this agreement brings these opportunities closer to home.”
“These agreements help provide students affordable access to higher education as early as high school through dual enrollment without leaving their community. Given Wesleyan’s unique history, mission, and baccalaureate programs, we are pleased to provide a pathway for CGTC graduates to continue their education as Wesleyan women.”
Students eligible for transfer will have completed the A.S. in General Studies with good academic standing and meet the appropriate admissions requirements to attend Wesleyan for undergraduate studies. A minimum of a C or above will be required for any course designated for transfer.
During the signing, Dr. Ivan H. Allen, president of CGTC, and Dr. Vivia L. Fowler, president of Wesleyan College credited their respective academic affairs divisions for making this agreement come to life.
Wesleyan College President Dr. Vivia Fowler said, “We are excited to strengthen our partnership between Wesleyan College and Central Georgia Technical College to provide pathways for CGTC students to matriculate to Wesleyan College. It’s good to know that these talented women will remain in Middle Georgia to complete their education and contribute to our community in a variety of ways.”
Learn more about the specifics of CGTC’s articulation with Wesleyan College by visiting, http://www.centralgatech.edu/academics/articulation/
About Wesleyan College
Founded in 1836, Wesleyan was the first college in the world chartered to grant degrees to women. Today Wesleyan regularly appears on annual Top Colleges lists ranked by The Princeton Review, Forbes, US News and World Report, Niche, and Kiplingers for its academic excellence, affordability, diversity, and for being one of America’s most environmentally responsible colleges.
With a population of approximately 700 students, Wesleyan offers undergraduate degrees in 23 major and 30 minor academic programs including the bachelor of science in nursing and the bachelor of fine arts; eight pre-professional programs – allied health services, dentistry, engineering (dual degree), law (accelerated JD), medicine, pharmacy, seminary, and veterinary medicine; a dual-degree program in engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology; Auburn University in Auburn; and Mercer University; and three accelerated online degree programs for women who are busy working and care giving – business, accounting, and applied psychology.
Wesleyan’s three graduate programs enroll both men and women — the executive master of business administration, the master of education in early childhood education, and applied psychology -industrial-organizational.
About Central Georgia Technical College
Central Georgia Technical College, a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia, offers credit instruction, adult education, and customized business and industry training through traditional and distance education delivery designed to promote community and workforce development.
The College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate degrees, diplomas, and technical certificates of credits, and many programs hold industry-specific accreditations, licensure, and approvals from various state and national agencies. CGTC continues to contribute to economic and workforce development in its eleven-county service area and throughout the State of Georgia.
Photo: Central Georgia Technical College’s vice president of Academic Affairs, Dr. Amy Holloway and president, Dr. Ivan H. Allen, join Wesleyan College’s president, Dr. Vivia L. Fowler, and provost, Dr. Melody Blake following a historic first articulation agreement signing between the two institutions.