Alvin Community College signed an articulation agreement with Stephen F. Austin State University during a virtual ceremony on February 22 to make a clear pathway for ACC students wishing to pursue a Bachelor’s degree.
“It is designed to expand opportunities for ACC students who want to transfer to Stephen F. Austin State University,” said Dr. Christal M. Albrecht, ACC President. “This is a win-win for our institutions and most of all a winning arrangement for our students.”
Last year, more than 600 students from Alvin region were admitted to SFA, said Dr. Scott Gordon, President of SFA.
“I am very excited about this relationship and we are ready to welcome ACC students with open arms,” Dr. Scott Gordon, SFA President. “It really helps those students who want to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree with access and affordability. This agreement will help remove those roadblocks.”
The agreement will ensure that students at ACC can transfer completed courses to SFA without any loss of credit or recognition of approved courses applied toward the degree.
“This articulation agreement also provides a mechanism to enable students who have completed courses prescribed by this agreement to transfer those courses from ACC to SFA and, thereby, satisfy up to 66 semester hours credit toward the degree,” said Dr. Jessica Ranero-Ramirez, ACC director of College and Career Pathways.” In addition, this process will stream line the reverse transfer process for students to complete their ACC degrees by applying courses taken at SFA back to the Associates Degree.”
Under the agreement, students taking Associate Degree courses at ACC in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies and Teaching can use their courses towards SFA Bachelor’s programs in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, General Studies and Interdisciplinary studies.