State’s colleges and universities streamline transfer process
Release Date: July 20, 2005
Contact: Sue Patrick, Council on Postsecondary Education
Phone: 502-573-1555, ext. 308
Contact: Terri Giltner, Kentucky Community and Technical College System
(FRANKFORT, Ky.)—A new memorandum of agreement between the state’s public universities and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System streamlines the transfer process for community college students who want to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business. The agreement establishes a consistent standard across all Kentucky’s public colleges and universities.
“This is a tremendous step forward towards streamlining the transfer process for KCTCS students who want to pursue a four-year degree,” said Dr. Keith Bird, chancellor of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System. “It demonstrates the commitment of the universities and KCTCS to provide Kentuckians with a seamless education system.”
KCTCS students who complete the 60 hours of coursework prescribed by the new agreement will be eligible to transfer those hours to any of the 14 business degree programs offered by Kentucky’s public four-year institutions. Students will still need to apply for admission and meet the requirements of the university and business programs.
Tom Layzell, president of the Council on Postsecondary Education, added, “We congratulate the business deans and representatives of KCTCS for establishing a more efficient and responsive transfer process for students.”
Education and business are two of the most popular areas in which students transfer from KCTCS to public four-year institutions.
For more information on transfer, visit the GoHigherKY Web site at http://gohigherky.org/Planning/transfer/transfer_framework.asp .
Kentucky's postsecondary education system includes eight public universities, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, numerous independent institutions and Kentucky Adult Education. The system represents 231,612 students, 538,866 Kentucky alumni and 294,896 GED recipients. When Kentuckians earn postsecondary degrees, their skills improve and their wages go up; they are more likely to lead healthy lives and be engaged in their communities; and they build better futures for themselves and their families.