West Georgia Technical College and the University of West Georgia have signed a new articulation agreement that will allow students to transfer credits from one institution to the other in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree in psychology from UWG.

The articulation agreement was signed by WGTC President Steve G. Daniel; UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero; WGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Kristen Douglas; and UWG Provost Dr. Micheal Crafton earlier this month.

Pictured left to right are University of West Georgia Provost Dr. Micheal Crafton; UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero; West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel; and WGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Kristen Douglas.
Pictured left to right are University of West Georgia Provost Dr. Micheal Crafton; UWG President Dr. Kyle Marrero; West Georgia Technical College President Steve G. Daniel; and WGTC Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Kristen Douglas.

“This is our fourth articulation agreement with the University of West Georgia, and as a transfer pathway that leads our students straight from our classrooms to those at UWG, we are proud to offer this valuable and important opportunity to our students,” Daniel said. “This particular type of articulation agreement is the first of its kind in the state of Georgia between a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia and a school in the University System of Georgia. We’re proud to be breaking new ground with UWG.”

Marrero said the agreement will go a long way in ensuring student success, by making a college education more accessible and more affordable.

"Our two institutions have a special and unique partnership built on a strong, mutual desire to see students succeed,” Marrero said. “We look forward to building more bridges with West Georgia Technical College by which we can share the transformative power of a college education."

According to the agreement, any WGTC student who completes the Associate of Science in Psychology will be able to transfer to UWG. Eligible students must be in good standing at WGTC and meet the appropriate admissions requirements to attend UWG. 

Once admitted, up to 60 hours of pre-determined courses earned at WGTC with a grade of C or above will automatically transfer toward UWG’s bachelor’s degree in psychology.

The transfer articulation agreement aligns with the Complete College Georgia Initiative’s goal of improving retention, progression and graduation among Georgia college students.

“We feel strongly that this new effort will further our efforts toward the goal of Complete College Georgia to increase significantly the number of Georgians with a post-secondary degree,” said Crafton. “We are very proud to work with our partner institution West Georgia Technical College in order to help the students in our area gain greater access to a higher education in general and a bachelor's degree in psychology in particular.”

Posted on June 13, 2017