San Jacinto College and the University of Texas at Dallas entered into an articulation agreement at the July 2, 2012 Board of Trustees meeting. Present for the signing were (seated, left to right): Mr. Curt Eley, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management, University of Texas – Dallas; Dr. Brenda Hellyer, Chancellor, San Jacinto College. (standing, left to right): Mr. Dan Mims, Vice Chair, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; Mr. John Moon, Jr., Assistant Secretary, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; Ms. Marie Flickinger, Chair, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; Dr. Ruede Wheeler, Member, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees; and Mr. Brad Hance, Member, San Jacinto College Board of Trustees. Photo credit: Amanda L. Booren, San Jacinto College marketing department.
University of Texas at Dallas and San Jacinto College add new articulation agreement
Andrea Vasquez-- July 6, 2012
PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College and The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) have signed a new articulation agreement, giving students yet another option for a seamless transfer opportunity.
Effective this Summer semester, San Jacinto College students are now eligible for transfer to UTD through the university’s Comet Connection Program. San Jacinto College students that meet UTD admission requirements, or complete an associate of arts or an associate of science degree with at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA, will receive automatic admission to UTD. Students who wish to enter the UTD honors program are required to have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better on all college work. The UTD honors program will accept up to 12 semester hours of honors credit with a grade of 3.5 or better earned at San Jacinto Community College toward the 24 honors hours required for honors program recognition upon graduation from UTD.
“We are always working to create and improve career and academic pathways for our students; agreements like this one with The University of Texas at Dallas allow our students to transfer easily and successfully to a university,” said Dr. Chris Duke, San Jacinto College director of curriculum and assessment. “With opportunities for automatic admission, guaranteed tuition, and reverse transfer, the Comet Connection program offers students specific benefits and services to support their successful transition from San Jacinto College to UTD. We are appreciative of UTD as a partner institution and are looking forward to the ongoing collaborative effort to help our students achieve their long term goals.”
One of the best benefits for San Jacinto College students transferring to UTD through the Comet Connection program is automatic enrollment in the UTD Guaranteed Tuition Program, which locks in the current year’s tuition rates at the time of joining the program. Students will also have access to the UTD Pre-Health Resource Center, pre-law advising events, and access to UTD libraries through TexShare and public terminals. This transfer agreement not only allows students to proactively financially plan by securing a tuition rate, but it also allows students to have access to university facilities and advisors prior to enrollment, ensuring they have a smooth start to finishing courses toward their bachelor’s degree.
“This agreement helps students by streamlining course selections, protecting them against tuition increases at four-year institutions, and provides access to some of the most highly-rated undergraduate academic programs among public universities in Texas,” said Curt Eley, University of Texas at Dallas vice provost for enrollment management.
In addition, students who wish to transfer to UTD before completing their associate degree at San Jacinto College, and have earned at least 32 credit hours or more in appropriate course work, can have courses completed at UTD reverse transfer back into the associate degree program at San Jacinto College and be awarded an associate degree at no cost to them, if all graduation requirements are met.
For more information and requirements on San Jacinto College transfer agreements with The University of Texas at Dallas and other four-year institutions, visit www.sanjac.edu/transfers.
About University of Texas at Dallas
The University of Texas at Dallas is a comprehensive public institution within the University of Texas System. UTD offers 130 degree programs including recognized programs in science, math, engineering, and business.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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