University of Mount Olive and Wayne Community College Partner to Enhance College Transfer
MOUNT OLIVE— University of Mount Olive (MOC) and Wayne Community College (WCC) 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 Wayne 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 Thursday, May 26, WCC 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 Wayne 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 WCC 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. Kay Hall Albertson, president of WCC agreed, “Wayne Community College and University of Mount Olive have had a wonderful relationship for decades, both taking pride in serving our shared community and region and building North Carolina’s workforce. This agreement formalizes the seamless transition from WCC’s associate degrees into MOC’s bachelor’s degree programs that our graduates enjoy.
We are pleased that our affiliation provides the opportunity for our students to complete four years of college and benefit from a full educational experience without leaving Wayne County.”
The University of Mount Olive – WCC 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.
Wayne Community College is a public, two-year college located in Goldsboro with an open-door admission policy. As it works to develop a highly skilled and competitive workforce, it serves 15,000 individuals annually as well as businesses, industry and community organizations with high quality, affordable, accessible learning opportunities.
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.