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A recent agreement between Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technological University of Cookeville means double the support for students striving to earn a college degree.
Tennessee Tech President Bob Bell and Roane State President Gary Goff signed the dual admissions program agreement, which offers Roane State students the advantage of a structured plan for completing an associate’s degree and then enrolling at Tennessee Tech to pursue a bachelor’s degree.
“This program eases the transfer process and fosters students’ academic success,” said Goff.
The Tennessee Board of Regents initiated the dual admissions contracts, and Roane State was the first to sign a contract with Tennessee Tech.
“We are delighted to take this step that will support students who are highly motivated to earn degrees,” said Bell.
Dual admission allows students to have direct contact with both Roane State and Tennessee Tech faculty and staff.
It also provides enhanced advisement and transition support services. Dually admitted students first enroll at Roane State, complete an associate’s degree and then enroll at Tennessee Tech.
Debbie Thurman, Tennessee Tech’s associate director, said the transferring between institutions will be an easier process, and more students are expected to take advantage of this new plan.
“This plan has several advantages for students, including saving money, gaining academic support and advisement and having a clear plan for pursuing a bachelor’s degree after receiving an associate’s degree,” she said.
Contact Thurman at 931-484-7413 or firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.