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TJC announces partnership with Texas A&M-Commerce

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A formal announcement was made Thursday morning A formal announcement was made Thursday morning
TYLER, TX (KLTV) - On Thursday, Tyler Junior College announced that they are partnering with Texas A&M at Commerce.

Starting Friday, TJC students who have followed the common core and transfer curriculum, earned their associates degree and meet all other admission requirements will automatically receive admission to Texas A&M- Commerce to begin work on their bachelor's degree.

Students who are dually enrolled in both colleges will be considered students of both institutions and will have access to facilities on both campuses to make the transition smoother. However, TJC students will not need to leave Tyler in order to finish their degrees.

TJC graduates who enroll in six semester hours at Texas A&M- Commerce this spring will receive a $1,000 scholarship courtesy of the Texas A&M- Commerce alumni in Smith County. Students who enroll in 15 semester hours and meet certain academic criteria will be eligible to receive transfer scholarships ranging between $1,000- $2,000 per academic year.

Students may apply at the beginning of their second year of enrollment at TJC to secure dual admission status with Texas A&M- Commerce. Students transferring for dual enrollment must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 31 semester credit hours of core math and english courses.

School administrators say this new program will help cut down on the time and cost of obtaining a bachelor's degree after an associate's degree because it will eliminate the need for transfer students to retake certain courses that did not transfer to a different institution.

TJC President Dr. Mike Metke says the college is very excited to create more pathways for academic growth and success for their students.

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