ROCKY MOUNT, NORTH CAROLINA – North Carolina Wesleyan University (NCWC) recently reauthorized an agreement that will help qualified graduates of Pitt Community College (Pitt CC) transfer to Wesleyan. The agreement will strengthen the partnership the two have had in place since 2012 and provides a seamless transfer for students who enroll at Wesleyan following completion of their two-year degree at Pitt CC.
“Pitt Community College is proud and excited to continue our transfer partnership with NC Wesleyan. This partnership has provided our graduates with a seamless transfer to a four-year institution, and this enhanced agreement will bring additional opportunities to our students,” stated Dr. Thomas Gould, VP of Academic Affairs for Pitt CC.
The agreement will enhance and expand the educational opportunities of Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science graduates by offering Pitt CC graduates access to the benefits of the Wesleyan Works program, pre-admission advising, generous transfer credit and a clear definition of the transfer of courses from Pitt CC to NC Wesleyan. This MOU allows Pitt CC Associate in Applied Science students to transfer an additional 15 hours of general education credits for a total of 75 transfer credits.
“We have enjoyed a successful partnership with Pitt Community College and are excited to enhance this agreement which provides additional opportunities for their students. Our goal has always been to support the community college mission and provide their graduates with a convenient and affordable pathway to complete their 4-year degree,” stated Katie Farrell, Associate Dean of Adult & Professional Studies.
Students who graduate from Pitt CC and transfer under this agreement may select any of NC Wesleyan’s programs of study or may transfer to the college’s Adult and Professional Studies program, taking advantage of the Wesleyan Works program. Students are required to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be in good academic standing. The agreement brings NC Wesleyan within the reach of Pitt CC students who may not have otherwise been able to attend the College. NC Wesleyan remains committed to Pitt CC as a partner and has staff members on their campus designated specifically to assisting graduates of Pitt CC with the admission and advising processes.
Wesleyan Works is a transfer program designed for community college students who plan to continue their education at NC Wesleyan. Students who participate in Wesleyan Works will have access to academic advising and financial aid counseling through NC Wesleyan, as well as access to events on the College’s main campus. The program is ideal for students who would like to attend NC Wesleyan’s evening or online programs.