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Marshall, New River CTC sign agreements

Marshall University and New River Community and Technical College have entered into two agreements that will allow students of New River CTC to apply up to 72 of their credits earned to bachelor’s degrees at Marshall.

One agreement is for students who wish to complete a traditional bachelor’s degree at Marshall and the second is for students who intend to pursue the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree at Marshall. Provided a student is in good standing with New River CTC and meets the admission requirements for Marshall, that student is eligible to begin coursework at Marshall.

“Marshall University is committed to finding better and more efficient ways to help students earn a college degree,” said Dr. David Pittenger, Interim Associate Vice President for Outreach and Continuing Studies at Marshall. “Many students elect to begin their education at a community college before transferring to a four-year program such as Marshall University. Our experience tells us that these students have a received a high quality education and have the resolve to complete their education. As such, we want to ensure that the transfer process supports their goals.”

The two institutions will provide specialized advising and tracking services for the students. Included will be a Plan of Study covering the coursework at both institutions that will lead to the completion of the baccalaureate degree.

“We encourage New River CTC students to continue their education and earn a four-year degree. These agreements are in our students’ best interest and will provide a more seamless transfer for those who wish to further their studies,” said New River CTC President L. Marshall Washington.

For students pursuing the Regents Bachelor of Arts degree, which includes credit for prior learning and career experience, a plan is being developed for New River CTC to review the students’ relevant military, work, and other professional experiences which may be translated to the equivalence of college-level credit hours. As necessary, students participating in this program may be required to complete a portfolio development course to develop materials necessary for the assessment of prior learning. The credits awarded will be applied toward the student’s Regents Bachelor of Arts degree.