WSCC, WGU-Tennessee Sign Transfer Agreeement
November 19, 2013
Walters State Community College and WGU Tennessee announced today the signing of an articulation agreement that allows Walters State graduates and staff to receive application fee waivers and discounted tuition to WGU Tennessee.
The announcement was made during a press conference held at Walters State’s Morristown campus. The agreement between the two institutions facilitates the seamless transfer of credits from Walters State to WGU Tennessee.
“This agreement creates more opportunities for students to transfer easily to a four-year university,” said Dr. Wade B. McCamey, president of Walters State. “It also supports the intent of the Tennessee Complete College Act and Governor Haslam’s ‘Drive to 55’ initiative to increase the educational attainment levels of Tennesseans.”
“Today we’re inaugurating an important new relationship between Walters State Community College and WGU Tennessee,” said Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee. “WGU Tennessee provides a smooth transition for community college graduates who want to complete a bachelor’s degree. With this agreement, it will be easier and more affordable for Walters State graduates to meet their educational goals and advance their careers. We are also pleased to extend the application fee waiver and 5 percent discount to Walters State staff members, too.”
Launched by Gov. Bill Haslam earlier this year, WGU Tennessee is an online, accredited, nonprofit university aimed at expanding Tennesseans’ access to higher education. Established to meet the needs of working adults who wish to complete a bachelor’s or master’s degree and advance their careers, WGU Tennessee offers accredited bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in business, K-12 teacher education, information technology, and health professions, including nursing. WGU Tennessee was created through a partnership between the state of Tennessee and nationally recognized Western Governors University.
CUTLINE: Dr. Kimberly K. Estep, chancellor of WGU Tennessee, and Dr. Wade McCamey,president of Walters State Community College, sign an articulation agreementproviding for transfer of credit and discounted tuition for Walters Stategraduates.