Dual Admissions Program at Tri-C Highlighted on NBC News
Future Vikings program helps ease transfer pathways for students
When it comes to easing transfer pathways for students from a community college to a four-year institution, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is a national leader.
NBC News and The Hechinger Report recently featured Future Vikings, a guaranteed dual admission partnership between Tri-C and Cleveland State University, as a best-practice example for making the transfer process as smooth as possible.
Future Vikings participants are simultaneously admitted to both institutions, allowing access to transfer specialists and advisors from both schools, early connections with CSU departments, pathways to ensure Tri-C courses apply to a CSU degree, and priority consideration for transfer scholarships.
"This is a way to introduce Tri-C students to coursework at CSU," said Melissa Swafford, director of Tri-C's Transfer Centers. "The sooner they have that connection, the better."
Exposure to a four-year institution when starting classes at a two-year college "makes a huge difference" for students, Swafford said. "If they know where they’re going, they can see that end goal."
July 19, 2022
By Anthony Moujaes, 216-987-3068 or firstname.lastname@example.org