ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWC) recently reauthorized an agreement that will help qualified graduates of Wilson Community College (WCC) transfer to Wesleyan. The agreement aims to provide a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at WCC.
Leaders of both colleges signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) virtually on November 19. The MOU expands upon the previously signed agreement, allowing WCC students to transfer an additional 15 hours of general education credits, whereas the last MOU allowed for 60 total transfer credits.
WCC Vice President for Academic Affairs Mr. Rob Holsten shared, “We are excited to continue and expand our partnership with North Carolina Wesleyan University to offer more options for students to continue their studies after completing their two-year degree here at Wilson Community College. This type of partnership furthers the College’s mission to help students reach their educational goals and adds to existing opportunities for transferable degrees.”
The agreement will enhance and expand the educational opportunities of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science graduates by offering WCC graduates access to the benefits of the Wesleyan Works program, pre-admission advising, generous transfer credit and a clear definition of the transfer of courses from WCC to NC Wesleyan.
“NC Wesleyan and Wilson Community College continue to be strong partners for the matriculation of WCC graduates to an affordable, local education at the undergraduate and graduate level. North Carolina Wesleyan University remains committed to WCC as a partner and has staff members designated specifically to assisting graduates of Wilson Community College with the admission and advising processes,” according to Michael Drew, Dean of Admissions and Adult Studies. “Our community, businesses and region rely on Wesleyan’s commitment to these partnerships to fulfill these educational opportunities”
Students who graduate from WCC and transfer under this agreement may select any of NC Wesleyan’s programs of study or may transfer to the college’s Adult and Professional Studies program, taking advantage of the Wesleyan Works program. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing. The agreement brings NC Wesleyan within the reach of WCC students who may not have otherwise been able to attend the College.
Wesleyan Works is a transfer program designed for community college students who plan to continue their education at NC Wesleyan. Students who participate in Wesleyan Works will have access to academic advising and financial aid counseling through NC Wesleyan, as well as access to events on the College’s main campus. The program is ideal for students who would like to attend NC Wesleyan’s evening or online programs.