Earning a bachelor’s degree is getting simpler with the expansion of the University of Alabama’s (USA) Pathway USA program. Read on to learn how plus which colleges have recently joined the program.
About Pathway USA
A study by the Community College Research Center shows that 80% of community college students aim to move on to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree, but transferring schools is not always easy.
This is where the Pathway USA program comes in. It’s a collaborate program between USA and select two-year colleges. Its purpose is to provide a smooth transition process for students who have earned an Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree and are planning to transfer to USA.
A transfer team not only assists students through the enrollment process, but also advises them to plan two-year or four-year coursework.
Pathway USA students also receive access to certain on-campus benefits including:
- Tutoring help
- Resources at Marx Library
- Admission to sporting events
“We want our students to complete their degree in as short amount of time as possible. We work closely with them and make sure they’re earning credits that apply to their associates degree and towards their bachelors level degree, and that they utilize financial aid efficiently through degree completion.”Dr. Nicole Carr, Associate Vice president of student academic success, USA
Schools newly partnering with Pathway USA
Lurleen B. Wallace Community College in Andalusia is the latest school to sign a partnership agreement with Pathway USA. Trenholm State Community College in Montgomery and Reid State Technical College in Evergreen has also both signed contracts with USA to be part of their new Map Your Path program.
The schools join USA’s growing list of Pathway USA Schools that include:
- Bishop State Community College
- Coastal Alabama Community College
- Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College
- Jones College
- Northwest Florida State College
- Pensacola State College
“One of our priorities is to expand access to education along the Gulf Coast, and that includes Alabama’s important Wiregrass region from Andalusia to Dothan. Pathway USA and Map Your Path give more students the opportunity to earn a South Alabama degree, and through that, a first-class ticket to a brighter future.”Jo Bonner, President, Lurleen B. Wallace Community College
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