Shelton State Community College + University of Alabama sign new agreement

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The University of Alabama has now strengthened ties with Shelton State Community College. (Sarah Gronberg / The Bama Buzz)

The University of Alabama just signed an agreement with nearby Shelton State Community College that strengthens their ties and offers students more opportunities. Here’s what you need to know.

Shelton State Community College + the University of Alabama’s agreement

Shelton State Community College, located in Tuscaloosa, has built strong ties with the University of Alabama over the years. Now, those ties are even stronger.

The University of Alabama, located just a short drive north of Shelton State Community College, announced that the two higher education institutions have signed a transfer agreement. This allows students at Shelton State to transfer credits seamlessly to the University of Alabama.

Here’s what the agreement stipulates:

  • Shelton State students with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and 24 transferable credit hours are guaranteed a seamless transfer process to UA.
  • Both institutions will provide designated admissions counselors to identify eligible students, facilitate a smooth transfer to UA and maximize students’ transferable coursework.

Why the Shelton State partnership is so important

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The University of Alabama draws bright minds from all across the nation and beyond. (Jacob Blankenship / The Bama Buzz)

Allowing students seamless transfer to the University of Alabama is a huge deal. The transfer process can be a difficult, tedious and time-consuming one. However, with this new partnership, Shelton State students don’t have to be daunted and can much more easily obtain a Crimson Tide diploma.

But this isn’t the first time that the two institutions have fostered a relationship. Just last year, the University of Alabama hosted leaders from Shelton State Community College and others two-year institutions. According to a release from Shelton State Community college in January 2022:

“The University of Alabama views Shelton State Community College as a strategic partner and we’re always looking for new ways to develop this special connection.”

Dr. Matthew McLendon, UA associate vice president and director of enrollment management

With this newly-signed agreement, they have found a new way to develop that special connection.

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Sarah Gronberg
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