Greenville – College of The Albemarle’s (COA) President, Dr. Robert Wynegar, met with East Carolina University’s (ECU) Chancellor, Dr. Cecil Staton, to sign a co-admission agreement on June 5.
The agreement is structured to improve transfer student access and success through a degree completion program. Dr. Wynegar joined 14 other eastern North Carolina community colleges at this ceremony.
Students benefit from this agreement with a cost effective pathway, providing a seamless transfer process to a four-year university. Students are afforded additional benefits like access to ECU libraries and programming through the ECU Office of Student Activities and other organizations, and they’ll be eligible to use the ECU One Care. They’ll also have access to joint financial aid counseling, micro-scholarship opportunities, joint academic advising and a waiver of the ECU transfer application fee.
“This is precisely the sort of collaboration we need to better serve the people of North Carolina and the east in particular,” said Dr. Staton in a news release on June 6.
Dr. Wynegar is excited to have support from a four-year institution that ultimately encourages students to complete their degrees at a community college then have a relatively seamless transfer to ECU. The agreement is set to take effect this fall.