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Published: Thu Jan 13, 2011

<thumb_Bell_GoffTennessee Tech University President Bob Bell (left) meets with Roane State Community College President Gary Goff to sign the new Dual Admissions Program agreement.COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (Jan. 13, 2011)—A recent agreement between Roane State Community College and Tennessee Tech University means double the support for students striving to earn a college degree. >

TTU President Bob Bell and RSCC President Gary Goff signed the Dual Admissions Program agreement, which offers RSCC students the advantage of a structured plan for completing an associate's degree and then enrolling at TTU 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 RSCC 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 RSCC and TTU 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 TTU.

Debbie Thurman, TTU's associate director, says 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," said Thurman.

For more information, contact Thurman at 931-484-7413 or dethurman@tntech.edu.

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