Agreement will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions
FORT WORTH, Texas (April 27, 2016) – Baylor University and Tarrant County College today announced the creation of a formal Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people all across Texas.
Baylor President and Chancellor Ken Starr and Tarrant County College Acting Chancellor Angela Robinson, J.D., signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony at Tarrant County College’s Trinity River Campus.
As one of its goals under the Pro Futuris strategic initiative, Baylor intends to create 10 Baylor Bound partnerships during the next five years. The Baylor-Tarrant County agreement is the ninth partnership, along with McLennan Community College in Waco, Tyler Junior College in Tyler, Blinn College in Brenham, Collin College in McKinney, Temple College in Temple, Alamo Colleges in San Antonio, Midland College in Odessa and San Jacinto College in Pasadena.
The Baylor Bound program will serve highly motivated students from Tarrant County College who, upon meeting the program’s criteria, will transfer to Baylor to complete their baccalaureate degrees.
“This Baylor Bound agreement offers our students so many possibilities,” said TCC Acting Chancellor Angela Robinson. “It enhances our efforts to provide seamless transfers to our students as they seek to continue their education at a four-year institution on their path to becoming productive citizens dedicated to lifelong learning.”
“The continued expansion and growth of the Baylor Bound program is a source of deep pride for the University. We are honored to partner and collaborate with such outstanding institutions as Tarrant County College in order to increase educational opportunities for students across Texas,” Judge Starr said. “These important partnerships provide a highly affordable pathway to a superb education beginning at TCC and culminating in a transformational experience at Baylor University.”
Students may declare their intent to transfer to Baylor by submitting the Baylor Bound application prior to enrolling at Tarrant County College or while enrolled as a full-time student. Admission to the program will be determined by Baylor’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
Students at Tarrant County College who become part of the Baylor Bound program can choose a plan from 66 majors, all of which are articulated through specific MAPS – or Major Academic Planners – that will assist them as they move toward timely degree completion. More information about these majors and course transfer equivalency between Baylor and Tarrant County College is available at http://www.baylor.edu/university_advisement/index.php?id=869884.
Students must be enrolled in an approved A.A. or A.S. academic program leading to an approved Baylor B.B.A., B.A., B.S.W. or B.S. degree and refer to Baylor’s Major Academic Planner when planning coursework.
Advisers from both institutions will help students select courses that satisfy program requirements to allow for a successful transition from Tarrant County College to full-time status at Baylor. Tarrant County College Baylor Bound students also will receive information about scholarships for transfer students and special transfer residential experiences. Also, students from Tarrant County College will have access to Baylor’s libraries via the Interlibrary Loan Agreement as well as special opportunities to visit the Baylor campus and meet with Baylor representatives.
Baylor and Tarrant County College officials, along with alumni, friends and special guests from across the region, gathered at a reception following the signing to celebrate the historic partnership between the two institutions. Speakers included Baylor alumna and Tarrant County College Foundation board member Janet Hahn, J.D., ’95, as well as President Starr and Chancellor Robinson.
ABOUT TARRANT COUNTY COLLEGE
Serving more than 100,000 students each year, Tarrant County College is the nation’s 12th-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, along with Community & Industry Education courses and workshops. CIE also provides customized training programs, allowing TCC to assist employers in training their workforces. The College has six campuses throughout Tarrant County, including TCC Connect that provides flexibility with e-Learning and Weekend College. Additionally, TCC distinguished itself by becoming one of only 92 Leader Colleges in the nation during its first year of eligibility.”
ABOUT BAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 16,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries to study a br oad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.