UT Dallas Announces Concurrent Admissions Agreement With CCCD

The University of Texas at Dallas announced a concurrent admissions agreement with Collin County Community College District, which allows students to be admitted into both CCCCD and UT Dallas simultaneously, thus facilitating the student transfer process.  The agreement was signed at a ceremony held today at CCCCD’s Spring Creek Campus in Plano, Texas. 

An historic agreement: Dr. Franklyn Jenifer of UTD (left) and Sam Roach of the CCCCD Board of Trustees.

An historic agreement: Dr. Franklyn Jenifer of UTD (left) and Sam Roach of the CCCCD Board of Trustees.

“This new agreement marks a new direction in our relationship [with CCCCD] and recognizes that students who begin their career at Collin County are well prepared in all areas of the general educational curriculum and have been very successful at UTD students,” stated Dr. Franklyn Jenifer, president of The University of Texas at Dallas, during the signing ceremony.  “This [agreement] is a fine example of how two institutions working together can enhance the education available to those in our community.”

Under the terms of the agreement, CCCCD students who apply to UT Dallas and meet UTD’s admissions requirements will receive automatic admission to UT Dallas.  These students will have full admission status at both CCCCD and UTD.  Students may apply for concurrent admission at the beginning of their first or second year of study and can do so using one joint application form.

This agreement benefits students by enabling them to complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degrees while paying CCCCD tuition rates, by offering them an easier way to transfer classes from CCCCD to a four-year institution and by ensuring students that they will be admitted to a quality, four-year institution prior to leaving the community college.

Dr. Jenifer also stated that with the onset of Collin County’s new Center for Advanced Studies in Mathematics and Natural Sciences, the number of students who will utilize the expertise and facilities of both institutions will increase dramatically.  Last year over 800 CCCCD students transferred to UTD, reflecting a marked trend over the past few years of a progressively higher transfer rate from Collin County to UTD.

“These concurrent admissions agreements allow the maximum amount of flexibility for our students,” stated Sam Roach, chairman of the CCCCD Board of Trustees.  “Having such privileges . . . are a major benefit for our students.”  Attending the signing ceremony were faculty, deans and vice-presidents from UT Dallas and Collin County Community College as well as State Representative Jerry Madden.

The University of Texas at Dallas and Collin County Community College are at the heart of Silicon Prairie, an area comprised of over 600 technology companies that call the Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex their home.  The University of Texas at Dallas is known for its expertise in science, technology and management sciences.

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