CSU signs agreement with S.C. technical colleges to ease transfer process
Charleston Southern University and 16 other South Carolina private nonprofit colleges and universities have signed a partnership agreement with the state’s 16 technical colleges to ease the transfer process for technical school associate degree recipients.
The agreement between South Carolina’s Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) and the S.C. Technical College System (SCTCS) will enhance transfer functions to expand and encourage access for students who complete an associate of arts or an associate of science degree at one of the state’s 16 technical colleges. The agreement is designed to provide a clearly defined path to graduation and reduce the cost of obtaining a degree.
“We are excited to be part of this agreement,” said Jim Rhoton, CSU’s vice president for enrollment management. “This partnership will make it easier and more straightforward for students transferring from a South Carolina technical college to Charleston Southern University in order to earn their bachelor’s degree.”
“This partnership creates a tremendous opportunity for more students to have access to baccalaureate education,” said Mike LeFever, president and CEO of SCICU. “This partnership works to build the educated workforce we need for stronger communities and a stronger economy.”
Once implemented, the program will aid students in making a more seamless transfer between institutions. It will help reduce lost time to graduation and relieve some of the added financial burden now associated with transferring. Students who have completed an associate of arts or associate of science degree program at a South Carolina technical college with an agreed-upon cumulative grade-point average will enter a participating SCICU college or university with junior standing. All transfer courses will be accepted and applied to the attainment of the degree appropriate to the student’s major.