VGCC holds College Day for students exploring transfer options
Vance-Granville Community College hosted admissions officers from four-year colleges and universities on Nov. 13 on VGCC’s Main Campus. The event was VGCC’s annual “College Day,” which allows students to obtain important information about transfer requirements, financial aid and scholarships that can help them take the next steps in their educational journeys.
The VGCC Student Learning and Success Center organized the fair in partnership with the Carolinas Association of Collegiate Registrars & Admissions Officers (CACRAO).
VGCC students browsed through displays, picked up informational materials, and talked with representatives from 23 four-year schools. Almost all of the represented colleges and universities were from North Carolina.
Each year, large numbers of students start their higher education at VGCC before transferring to four-year institutions. VGCC has numerous articulation agreements with four-year schools (both public and private) that allow students to transfer credits in various programs.
The VGCC College Transfer program provides students with the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree. College Transfer courses are offered at all four VGCC campuses and online. In recent years, the comprehensive articulation agreements between all North Carolina community colleges, the UNC System and the private N.C. Independent Colleges and Universities have been revised with clearer pathways. Graduates of the Associate in Arts and Associate in Science programs at VGCC are guaranteed admission into one of the 16 UNC schools, typically transferring in with the standing of juniors.
A new, separate agreement allows graduates of VGCC’s new Associate in Fine Arts – Visual Arts degree to transfer to seven public universities, where they can complete bachelor’s degrees in art or studio art.
High school students in one of the four Early College programs operated by VGCC in partnership with local public school systems can earn up to two years of college-transferable credit, tuition-free. Likewise, eligible students at other high schools and homeschools can take free College Transfer courses through the “ Career and College Promise ” (CCP) program.
The spring semester starts Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. For more information on enrolling at VGCC and transfer options, contact the Student Learning and Success Center at email@example.com or (252) 738-3330, or visit any campus.
Above: From left, VGCC Associate in Arts student Stackia Burwell of Henderson talks with Frank Leggett, coordinator of the office of transfer services at North Carolina Central University, during College Day in Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus. (VGCC photo)
Above: From left, Emma Robinson, transfer credit evaluator from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, talks with VGCC Associate in Science student Shadi Nagi of Henderson at College Day in Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus. (VGCC photo)
Above: Seated at left, Western Carolina University representatives Paul Denkinberger and Molly Tippett talk with VGCC Associate in Arts student Kenneth “KJ” Finley of Louisburg at College Day in Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus. (VGCC photo)
Above: From left, Isaiah Foster, a Wake Forest High School student in the VGCC Career & College Promise (CCP) program, talks with Joshua Chasse from Pfeiffer University during College Day in Building 6 on VGCC’s Main Campus. (VGCC photo)