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TCC Partners With Valdosta State To Bridge Education Across Statelines

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Tallahassee Community College (TCC) and Valdosta State University (VSU) are partnering to simplify student transition between the two schools.

The agreements will allow TCC students with an Associate’s degree and the required grade point average to gain admission to VSU and pay in-state tuition. VSU’s Joe Weaver says the programs are a part of his school’s effort to bring non-traditional students into the Georgia university system.

“We do the same agreement with other technical colleges in the state of Georgia. We’ve already signed ten agreements so far,” Weaver says. "We also, part of our service area is not only the state of Georgia, but part of our service area is also Northern Florida and we already signed the same agreement with North Florida Community College.”

Two years ago, VSU expanded its policy to waive out-of-state tuition for residents of Leon and other border counties. Transfer students are have the option of VSU’s 100-plus degrees, certificates, and/or endorsements. The deal was signed Monday during TCC’s Board of Trustees meeting.  

Vanity Duran is a Broadcast Journalism senior at Florida A&M University. She currently writes for The Famuan, the school newspaper, serves as a reporter for Brand Newz, an online multimedia portal, is founder of UNIDOS (Uniting Nations to Inspire Diverse Opportunities in Society) and serves as an aspiring motivational speaker through her brand LIFE5TYLEZ. Vanity is excited to be interning with WFSU while preparing to graduate with a bachelor's degree in May 2015.