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Old 03-08-2009, 07:35 AM
 
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In TX some of the local community colleges and 4 yr colleges/universities have paired themselves

a student can attend a community college and after two years with the right GPA and courseork can get automatic admission to the larger sister school to finish and get the degree...
it works for Dallas County or Tarrant county community colleges to go to universities like UT Dallas, UT Austin, UT Arlington, UNT.
It is cheaper for the first two years--easier to gain admission as a junior because you don't really have to apply for admission as a freshman--and you don't have to worry about all your classes not being credited
and in TX ANY student with a high school diploma can enroll at a community college--you don't have to take the SAT or ACT--you do have to pass a basic math/English test if you did not test out with your score on the state TAKS test--what you have to pass to get hs diploma...so that you can take the initial college level math/English freshman classes...and some students frankly do have trouble with that...

do other states pair up community colleges and 4 yr institutions...
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:59 AM
 
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Yes. Here it's called the 2+2 program.
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Old 03-08-2009, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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I know that Temple University in Philadelphia has an arrangement to automatically accept Pennsylvania CC students who maintain a certain GPA (not sure what the GPA is).
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Old 03-08-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Our Community Colleges have it here with the State U's and also with some privates. The CC close to us has a specific program that is paired with Drexel University in Philadelphia. It's pretty common for kids to do their first two years at the local CC and then go onto a State U.

Penn State has a similar program with their satellite campuses around the state.

Growing up in Delaware our CC's had that arrangement with the University of Delaware. Isn't it kind of the norm for most CC's and state U's? Excellent way to save money.
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Old 03-08-2009, 03:47 PM
 
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it is really so difficult for freshmen to get into the University of TX Austin campus--just very, very competitive
by the time junior year has rolled around many of those same freshmen have either dropped out, flunked out or decided to try another college for their degree--so it is easier to get in
and knowing that you have taken the correct courses for the first two years means you don't have any holes in your transcript...
just smart to me...
don't know why so many people are derrogatory about CC--just depends on what you are doing there...
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Old 03-08-2009, 06:58 PM
 
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Colorado has an "articulation program" in which certain CC courses are automatically accepted by the public colleges and universities. I have seen the list; it is the academic subjects. In other words, they will accept English 101, but not auto mechanics, etc.
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:26 AM
 
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but accepting the credits does not always translate into automatic transfer acceptance...
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Old 03-09-2009, 06:52 AM
 
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MD also does it.
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Old 03-09-2009, 07:54 AM
 
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but accepting the credits does not always translate into automatic transfer acceptance...
No, when you put it that way, I guess not. I don't know how exactly it works. My kids didn't go that route.
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Old 03-18-2009, 07:25 PM
 
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Many places are, and have been for years. Some 4 year schools began doing this when their own classes were over capacity. Also, some students (or their parents) cannot afford a full 4-year program.

In the case of UT-Austin though, it's being done to defer people to make room for those admitted under the 10% law.
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