Article updated June 18.
Thanks to an agreement signed earlier this week it will be even easier for Tarrant County College students to transition to Tarleton State University in Stephenville to complete their education at the upper-level institution.
TCC’s Toro and TSU’s Texan, school mascots, along with TCC nursing students were on hand to witness the historic event that TSU President F. Dominic Dottavio called “a great day to be a Texan,” referencing both TSU students, Dallas-Fort Worth residents and those statewide.
The Memorandum of Agreement helps students connect with TSU in a way that “makes a difference in lives,” said TCC Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Wells during the signing ceremony in the auditorium at Trinity River East Campus in downtown Fort Worth.
Eligible students will be able to apply to a variety of university programs after completion of their associate degree. Students may apply to Tarleton online at ApplyTexas.org. In the Fort Worth region, students may visit Tarleton’s Southwest Metroplex Center at 6777 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Suite 500, for assistance with the application process. Additionally, it will allow students who have transferred to TSU to return to TCC to take additional courses when necessary.
Other components outlined in the MOA that will allow TCC and TSU to promote the success of their students in the common geographic region are: Dual Admission, Program Specific Agreements, Two-Step Program Agreements, Laboratory Medicine Consortium Agreements, Alternate Delivery of Baccalaureate and Graduate Programs and Non-Academic Consortium Agreements.