MOUNT OLIVE— University of Mount Olive (MOC) and Martin Community College (MCC) have reached a partnership agreement that will enhance and expand options for community college students. The University of Mount Olive Advantage (MOCA) allows associate degree graduates from Martin Community College to transfer seamlessly into the full range of bachelor degree programs at any of University of Mount Olive’s seven locations in eastern North Carolina.
Under the arrangement, which was formally signed on Monday, April 4, MCC students are eligible to apply for all state and federal financial aid. Other components of the agreement include:
- University of Mount Olive will guarantee admission and a seamless acceptance of 64 credits from Martin Community College Associate of Arts or Associate of Science graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or higher into all University of Mount Olive degrees in accordance with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
- Provide guaranteed admission and acceptance of appropriate transfer hours, up to 64 credits from AAS programs with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The partnership between MOC and MCC is what Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter, President of University of Mount Olive, says will create an excellent opportunity for community college students to continue their education and prepare them for the future.
“This agreement is in keeping with the commitment of University of Mount Olive to offer high quality education,” said Kerstetter. “Whether you’re a student involved in traditional programs, or one who needs the flexibility of our degree completion programs, we want you to have the chance to finish a four-year degree.”
Dr. Ann Britt, President of MCC said, “We are pleased to collaborate with University of Mount Olive on an articulation agreement that allows our students to complete an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Applied Science degree and to then transfer credits to MOC in one of its programs of study.” “Many of our graduates are “location-bound” because of their family and/or work responsibilities. MOC has six locations, and several of those locations are easy commutes for our graduates, which will make it possible for those students to continue their education and earn a bachelor’s degree. The agreement also enables students in an associate degree program of study at MCC to know ahead of time what courses are transferable and to what programs at MOC. The agreement provides for a transparent, less cumbersome and seamless transition from MCC to MOC. A seamless and hassle-free transition can increase the likelihood that our students will continue with their education and complete a bachelor’s degree, which will prepare them for a better future. We already have some students who are thinking about transferring to MOC!”
The University of Mount Olive – MCC partnership enhances University of Mount Olive’s relationship with the North Carolina Community College System, as a participating member of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
University of Mount Olive is a private, liberal arts institution dedicated to the total development of its students in an environment nurtured by Christian values. The College, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Goldsboro, Research Triangle Park, Jacksonville, and Washington. For more information, visit www.moc.edu