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Austin Peay and Vol State sign new dual admissions agreement

Submitted on June 16, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Students at Volunteer State Community College who wish to enroll at Austin Peay State University after earning their associate degree will be able to transfer with ease, in large part due to a new dual admissions agreement between the two postsecondary institutions.

Leaders from both APSU and Vol State signed the dual admissions agreement, known as the Austin Peay Guarantee, during a press conference at Vol State's campus in Gallatin.

"Over the years, Vol State has sent us great students, and I'm happy to see our two institutions take this new step, which will pave the way for other students in the future," APSU President Tim Hall said.

Vol State President Dr. Warren Nichols also expressed excitement in the new agreement.

"This agreement provides a clear path for student success, beginning here at Vol State and continuing with Austin Peay," he said. "Making the college transfer process easier is important for our students and critical for the future of higher education in Tennessee."

The dual admissions agreement offers Vol State students the advantage of a structured approach for completion of the associate degree followed by enrollment to pursue the baccalaureate degree.

A dually admitted student first enrolls at Vol State. Upon completion of the two-year degree, the student then will enroll at APSU to pursue a bachelor's degree. Each student under this agreement is advised by both Vol State and APSU, assuring a seamless transition from Vol State to APSU.

A Vol State student can begin the process to enter into a dual admissions agreement at any time while enrolled at Vol State.

"This can be right after they graduate from high school or when they start community college or as they progress," said Ryan Forsythe, director of admissions at APSU.

The dual admissions agreement is applicable for Vol State students wanting to pursue any academic discipline at APSU.

For more information about dual admissions agreements between Volunteer State Community College and APSU, call Ryan Forsythe at (931) 221-7015 or e-mail at forsyther@apsu.edu.

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