Transfer Partnerships

Gardner-Webb Creates Seamless Transition Process with Three Community Colleges

Transfer Partnerships

To make transferring to a four-year university from a two-year college an even more seamless transition, Gardner-Webb University recently signed co-admissions agreements with three community colleges in the region.

These partnerships make GWU more accessible and welcoming for students of all backgrounds, notes GWU President Dr. William M. Downs. “I love the idea of increasing our transfer numbers and making that process as seamless and as easy for the students as possible,” Downs affirms.

Known as the “Bulldog Bound” program, the agreements were signed between GWU and Blue Ridge Community College, with campuses in Hendersonville, Brevard and Flat Rock, N.C.; Greenville Technical College (GTC) in Greenville, S.C.; and Gaston College in Dallas, N.C.

Currently-enrolled students at each community college will have a seamless direct-entry pathway to Gardner-Webb upon graduation. Students who wish to participate in the Program must satisfy the GWU admission and transfer degree requirements.

In addition to admission to Gardner-Webb, “Bulldog Bound” allows for seamless entry into some majors through formal Pathway agreements that already exist.

These Pathways include:

• Five associate degrees earned at Blue Ridge Community College to fully transfer to four bachelor’s degree programs at Gardner-Webb. The associate degrees are accounting/finance, business administration, marketing, computer technology, and criminal justice. The bachelor’s degree programs that correlate are in accounting, management, computer information systems, and criminal justice.

• 11 associate degrees earned at Greenville Technical College (GTC) to fully transfer to 10 bachelor’s degree programs at GWU. The associate degrees are in accounting, computer technology, management, marketing, supply chain management, criminal justice, paralegal, and human services. The bachelor’s degree programs that correlate are in accounting, computer information systems, management, criminal justice, organizational leadership, and human services.

• Seven associate degrees earned at Gaston College to fully transfer to four bachelor’s degree programs at GWU. The associate degrees are accounting, business administration, global logistics and distribution, human resource management, criminal justice, paralegal technology and human services. The bachelor’s degree programs that correlate are in accounting, management, criminal justice, and human services.

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