Texas Wesleyan and TCC announce new articulation agreements

Fort Worth, Texas (May 7, 2014) – Tarrant County College and Texas Wesleyan University officials came together today to announce revised articulation agreements, reaffirming the longstanding partnership between the two schools.
Signed by Texas Wesleyan President Frederick G. Slabach and TCC Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley in a ceremony at Texas Wesleyan, the revised agreements represent their mutual commitment to making transferring to Texas Wesleyan easy for students.
This announcement shortly follows the launch of Texas Wesleyan’s new “Smaller. Smarter.” Promise Scholarship, a scholarship that offers free tuition for qualifying transfer students.
New articulation agreements
The articulation agreements are formal agreements between TCC and Texas Wesleyan that outline which credit hours are transferrable toward a degree plan. The agreements save students’ time and money by ensuring that completed courses at TCC count towards a Texas Wesleyan bachelor’s degree.
“We continue to grow our longstanding partnership with TCC to benefit students and the entire Tarrant County community,” President Slabach said. “Together, we are simplifying the process of transferring into our bachelor’s programs.”
Chancellor Hadley, alongside several TCC officials, visited Texas Wesleyan for the signing, demonstrating their commitment to the schools’ partnership.
“The articulation agreements allow us to build on our already successful relationship with Texas Wesleyan University by further streamlining the process for Tarrant County College students to transfer to Texas Wesleyan when ready,” said Chancellor Hadley. “We are serious about our role as advocates for our students and view this agreement as another opportunity to bolster their numbers beyond the current 50 percent who comprise Wesleyan’s transfer students.”
TCC Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree students will receive junior standing and credit for their Texas Wesleyan core classes. A student who completes the state Core Complete
curriculum requirement of 46 hours receives credit for their Texas Wesleyan core. For many transfer students, a religion course may be also required, if not already taken.
Texas Wesleyan’s Smaller. Smarter. Promise.
In addition to the agreements, Texas Wesleyan launched a new scholarship that offers free tuition to transfer students. The “Smaller. Smarter.” Promise Scholarship will pay 100 percent of tuition for qualifying students who transfer from any regionally accredited college or university and have completed at least 42 credit hours.
“We are excited about this scholarship – how it opens doors for more students to attend Texas
Wesleyan who may not have previously considered a smaller, private university,” Slabach said.
In addition to the credit hour requirements, students must also have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA, be a first-time Texas Wesleyan student and qualify for the Federal Pell Grant. Students will automatically apply for the scholarship when they submit their application for admission. If eligible, they will have to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester until graduation in order to keep the scholarship. For more information about additional qualifications visit txwes.edu/promise.
About Tarrant County College
Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is the nation’s 15th- largest higher education institution. As a comprehensive two-year college, TCC offers a wide range of opportunities for learners of all ages and backgrounds, including traditional programs, such as Associate of Arts degrees, Continuing Education courses, workshops and customized training programs. The College has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including the newest virtual campus, TCC Connect, which provides online courses and Weekend College. TCC also assists employers in training their workforces with its TCC Opportunity Center. TCC is one of only 72 Achieving the Dream Leader Colleges in the nation, earning the distinction during its first year of eligibility.
About Texas Wesleyan University
Texas Wesleyan is a Methodist Institution founded in 1890 and located in Fort Worth, Texas. The university is dedicated to an intentionally small atmosphere, where students can thrive in classes that spotlight critical thinking opportunities.