Wayne Community College and Mount Olive University have teamed up to make it easier for students to transition between their degree programs.
The two signed an “articulation agreement” entitled “UMO Promise”. It is designed to “enhance educational opportunities and facilitate a transparent transfer of graduates from WCC associates specified in applied science degree programs to Mount Olive University degree programs,” the document said.
The agreement allows current students and recent graduates in accounting and finance, business administration, agri-food technology, animal sciences, sustainable agriculture, turf management, criminal justice, emergency management, social services and early childhood education programs. , to be admitted to the corresponding UMO programs.
UMO will accept up to 60 credit hours from these programs when the student has a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a scale of 4.0.
As part of the deal, WCC students will be exposed to UMO offerings and be provided with a UMO admissions representative to assist them.
“The bottom line has been and always will be, we can do our best for education and our best for the community by sharing our resources and working as a team,” said Dr Patty Pfeiffer, WCC Interim President , during the signing ceremony of an agreement. “Sometimes the partnership is the best for everyone.”
“Being two great educational institutions in this county, we could do a lot more for our citizens,” said Dr. H. Edward Croom, President of UMO. “We can come together to do a lot better. I think our riding needs it, our riding deserves it and I know it will benefit our students. I look forward to a great partnership and to doing great things.