MCC President Johnette McKown and Baylor President Ken Starr signed the agreement Monday afternoon. (Photo by Ke'Sha Lopez)
WACO (September 16, 2013)--The presidents of Baylor and McLennan Community College signed an agreement Monday that will facilitate transfers from MCC to the university.
MCC President Johnette McKown and Baylor President Ken Starr signed the agreement Monday afternoon on the MCC campus.
“The distinct Baylor Bound program will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions once they meet specific transfer criteria,” the schools said.
Students admitted to the program will enroll initially at MCC and will follow a four-year degree plan that will lead to an approved bachelor’s degree from Baylor, school officials said.
Most students in the program will take classes for one year at MCC and then for the remaining three years at Baylor, although some may spend two years on each campus.
Admission to Baylor requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and some university colleges or schools, programs, and departments may require a higher GPA.
“Our commitment to the students of McLennan County is to help create clear and smooth pathways to careers and to higher education institutions for advanced degrees,” McKown said.
“Baylor’s partnership is critical to making this happen since many of our students desire to be part of the Baylor nation. Our Board of Trustees and I value this relationship and look forward to the doors it will open for our students.”