Chowan University Adds Transfer Programs to Curriculum
On February 28, Brenda Tinkham, Chowan University Associate Provost for External Relations, signed articulation agreements in conjunction with the North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities that will allow community college students of fine arts or music to transfer those credits to Chowan in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree for these disciplines.
“The signing of these agreements is another important step in increasing opportunities with our community college colleagues for transfer to NCICU campuses,” says NCICU president Hope Williams. “These are extensions of our comprehensive agreements and will help streamline the transfer process.”
The additional articulation agreements ensure that classes taken in these community college tracks will have equivalent course credits at the university level. “You will know what courses you need to take at the community college. And you will have peace of mind in knowing that upon acceptance into the private college or university, those courses will transfer,” states NCCCS president Peter Hans. The agreements also provide degree plans that include general education and prerequisite requirements to further smooth the transition from community college to university-level study.
Currently, a mix of 33 community colleges and 15 private colleges or universities have signed these new articulation agreements for the arts, though more are expected to follow as faculties approve the programs. These articulation agreements are expected to go into effect this fall. “The goal of this agreement is to create a more seamless and rational transfer process for community college students who wish to transfer to Chowan University,” says Tinkham.