Western Carolina University

WCU ANNOUNCES GUARANTEED ADMISSION                                                                                        

To members of the graduating classes of 2006 from community colleges across North Carolina, Western Carolina University has a surprise graduation gift – a policy that guarantees admission to the university for the fall semester.

Under the recently announced policy, N.C. community college graduates who have earned their associate of arts or associate of science degrees are guaranteed admission to Western. For those graduates, the university also will waive its Liberal Studies Program requirement, which will enable them to begin working immediately toward their bachelor's degrees.

Western also guarantees admission to any community college student who has completed the General Education Core of 44 semester hours of study with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and no grade of less than a “C” on all courses.

“We know that when students graduate from North Carolina's community colleges, they leave well-prepared for the rigors of university study,” said Fred Hinson, WCU senior associate vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Western has a long history of working with our community college partners to provide a seamless flow of education, and our guaranteed admissions policy is another example of smoothing the process for community college graduates to continue their educations.”

Western's announcement of the guaranteed admissions policy for community college graduates comes as North Carolina's two-year colleges are enrolling a larger number of traditional-age college students, many of whom intend to transfer to four-year institutions upon completion of their associate degrees.

For complete details about the guaranteed admissions policy, call Western's Office of Admissions at (828) 227-7317, toll-free at (877) WCU-4YOU, or visit www.poweryourmind.com and click on the transfer link.

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Last modified: Monday, April 24, 2006
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