FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Staff Contact:

Andrea J. Burney, APR

Director of  Public Relations

AVERETT & DCC SIGN NEW ARTICULATION AGREEMENT

 

DCC-Averett Articulation Agreement

Averett University President Dr. Tiffany Franks and Danville Community College president Dr. Bruce Scism sign an agreement that allows DCC graduates of Associate of Applied Science Degree programs transfer to Averett's Bachelor of Applied Science program.

DANVILLE, VA March 31, 2015 - Averett University and Danville Community College (DCC) have signed various agreements in an effort to make attaining a college education more accessible for residents of this region. Now, the two schools are partnering again with an articulation agreement that will make the transfer process seamless for DCC graduates with Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

"We are very excited about this new agreement with Danville Community College," said Dr. Tim Fulop, Averett's vice president for academic affairs and student success. "We believe it will help graduates with an applied science degree at DCC transition to a bachelor of applied science (BAS) degree from Averett. This is a great opportunity for people who already have an applied science degree to pursue a bachelor's degree in order to move up within their organization."

DCC officials are also enthusiastic about the possibilities for students considering this new initiative.

“This is another opportunity for our students to transfer to Averett University,? said Dr. Christopher C. Ezell, DCC’s vice president of academic and student services. “Both recent DCC graduates with a desire to continue their education at Averett before embarking on the career of their choice and DCC alumni interested in earning a bachelor’s degree at Averett to advance in their career or begin a new career will benefit from this articulation agreement.?

Under this new agreement, students who graduate from DCC with an AAS degree and a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher will be guaranteed acceptance to Averett. In addition, all DCC transferrable credits will be accepted at full value.

At Averett, students will pursue a bachelor of applied science degree through the University's Graduate and Professional Studies (GPS) or Individually Designed Education for Adult Learners (IDEAL) programs. They will be required to have a total of at least 120 semester hours, 30 hours of which must be completed at Averett, as well as a minor in a related field.

For more information, contact Katherine Pappas, director of partnership development for Averett University, at 434.791.7132.

 

Copyright © 2015  by Danville Community College

1008 South Main St., Danville, VA 24541  |  434.797.2222  |  TTY: 434.797.8542  |  FAX: 434.797.8514  |  Toll-Free: 1.800.560.4291
 Danville Community College promotes and maintains educational and employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex, ethnicity, religion, gender, age (except when age is a bona fide occupational qualification), disability, national origin, or other non-merit factors. Danville Community College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence..