N.C. Wesleyan College recently reauthorized an agreement that will help qualified graduates of Edgecombe Community College transfer to N.C. Wesleyan.
The agreement aims to provide a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at ECC.
Leaders of both colleges attended the Sept. 29 signing held on the campus of N.C. Wesleyan. The Memorandum of Understanding expands upon the previously signed agreement, allowing ECC students to transfer an additional 15 hours of general education credits, whereas the last memorandum allowed for 60 total transfer credits.
“At Edgecombe Community College, our goal is to strengthen and enrich learning opportunities for our students,” said ECC President Greg McLeod. “We have a long history of successful partnerships with N.C. Wesleyan. For local students who prefer to complete their education in this area, our transfer agreements are especially beneficial.”
The agreement will enhance and expand the educational opportunities of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science graduates by offering ECC graduates access to the benefits of the Wesleyan Works program, pre-admission advising, generous transfer credit and a clear definition of the transfer of courses from ECC to NC Wesleyan.
“Wesleyan has partnered with Edgecombe Community College for over a decade. We are honored that Dr. McLeod and ECC continue to value the undergraduate and graduate opportunities afforded at NCWC by renewing and strengthening this long-standing partnership,” said Michael Drew, dean of admissions and adult studies.
Students who graduate from ECC and transfer under this agreement may select any of N.C. Wesleyan’s programs of study or may transfer to the college’s Adult and Professional Studies program, taking advantage of the Wesleyan Works program. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing. The agreement brings NC Wesleyan within the reach of ECC students who may not have otherwise been able to attend the College.
Wesleyan Works is a transfer program designed for community college students who plan to continue their education at N.C. Wesleyan. Students who participate in Wesleyan Works will have access to academic advising and financial aid counseling through N.C. Wesleyan, as well as access to events on the college’s main campus. The program is ideal for students who would like to attend N.C. Wesleyan’s evening or online programs.