Representatives from Jackson State Community College and UT Martin signed a dual admission partnership (DAP) agreement as a continuation of the partnership between the two colleges on Monday, September 10, 2018. The event took place on Jackson State’s main campus in the McWherter Building lobby.
“Jackson State Community College has an excellent partnership with UT Martin, and we are pleased to continue this partnership with a dual admission agreement,” said Dr. Allana Hamilton, JSCC president. “This partnership is a tremendous opportunity for students to complete their degree at both the associate and baccalaureate levels.”
The partnership will offer students a structured, guaranteed pathway for attaining a four-year bachelor’s degree by providing a seamless and guaranteed transition from a JSCC associate’s degree program to a UT bachelor’s degree program. UTM will also guarantee admission to eligible JSCC students.
JSCC students will have access to both JSCC and UTM faculty and staff throughout their tenure in the DAP, including access to advising, support services, library services, academic and computer labs, career services, and sporting and cultural events.
The DAP will provide an opportunity for students to save money and avoid costly student loans by enrolling for their first two years at a community college with lower tuition and fees as well as the ability to take advantage of state incentives available such as Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect.
“We are excited about this partnership with Jackson State Community College,” said Dr. Keith Carver, UT Martin chancellor. “Both UT Martin and Jackson State are committed to driving access and completion for this region, and this agreement solidifies a smooth, clearly-defined path for students all across west Tennessee.”