Baylor, MCC renew transfer agreement

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WACO, Texas (KWTX) A Central Texas community college and university renewed their transfer agreement Tuesday that they say will help students at both intuitions.

Below is the press release from Baylor University:

Baylor University and McLennan Community College solidified their partnership with the signing of a new Baylor Bound transfer agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the two institutions and continue to expand educational opportunities for young people across the region.

Baylor President Linda A. Livingstone and MCC President Johnette McKown signed the partnership agreement during a ceremony today on the MCC campus in Waco.

“Many of our students seek a faith-based education, and this partnership helps make that possible in an affordable way at a great university,” President McKown said. “Having the opportunity to stay in their hometown means more students will choose to remain in Waco and McLennan County, and seamless transfer helps make this possible.”

The Baylor Bound program will serve highly motivated students from MCC who, upon meeting the program’s criteria, will transfer to Baylor to complete their baccalaureate degrees.

“Over the years, Baylor University and McLennan Community College have been collectively joining efforts to enhance educational opportunities for students in Central Texas. Today’s Baylor Bound signing represents our continued commitment and strengthening our partnership for years to come,” President Livingstone said.

“I look forward to the program assisting students to become successful Baylor graduates who contribute to the world in meaningful and impactful ways.”

Participants in the new Baylor Bound program are offered opportunities to apply for specific scholarship programs, such as the
Baylor MAC Scholarship, Baylor-MCC Cooperative Scholarships, Baylor-Waco Foundation/MAC Grants and the MCC Transfer Student Engagement Scholarship, which provides $3,000 per year.

“In 2013, Baylor and MCC partnered together to create Baylor Bound, which was designed to provide MCC students with a more direct path to transfer to Baylor,” said Sinda Vanderpool, Ph.D.,associate vice provost for academic enrollment management at Baylor.

“Over the years, some facets of this partnership have changed, but there are two things that will remain the same—a deep commitment to one another and a deep commitment to helping students succeed.”

Interested students can submit their intent to transfer to Baylor by completing the Transfer Interest Form while enrolled as a full-time MCC student.