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AU Signs Agreement With GTC To Create Bridge Program

Oct 10, 2018 11:20AM ● By Kathleen Maris
Anderson University formalized a partnership with Greenville Technical College that will allow GTC students to more easily transfer and complete their studies at AU.

Officials from both schools signed an agreement that puts in place the Anderson University Bridge Program, which is intended for Greenville Technical College students who complete an associate degree and who wish to transfer to Anderson to complete a bachelor’s program.

“This agreement represents an incredible opportunity for college students in our region,” said Dr. Evans P. Whitaker, president of Anderson University. “We are so appreciative of our friends at Greenville Technical College, and we look forward to welcoming their students into the AU family.”

Under the agreement, Bridge students enrolled in Greenville Technical College’s Associate of Art, Associate of Science, and designated Applied Science degrees will sign an intent to transfer to AU. If they meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.50 and earn an associate degree, they will be accepted for transfer to AU and will receive advising and academic support that will ensure a successful transition from the two-year college to the four-year university. Merit and transfer scholarships will be available for those who qualify.

Articulation agreements have also been signed for the Supply Chain Management, Marketing, and Management programs. The agreements allow graduates of these Greenville Technical College programs earning a 2.50 GPA to transfer 60-62 credit hours, depending upon the program, of GTC credit to Anderson University in order to complete a Bachelor of Business Administration.

“We are pleased to work more closely with Anderson University in order to improve academic opportunities in the Upstate,” said Dr. Jermaine Whirl, vice president for learning and workforce development at Greenville Technical College. “Together, we can provide strong paths to bachelor’s degrees and give students the support they need at both levels to succeed and graduate.”