Under the arrangement, which was formally signed on Monday, March 21, PCC students are eligible to apply for all state and federal financial aid. Other components of the agreement include:
Mount Olive College will guarantee admission and a seamless acceptance of 64 credits from Pitt Community College Associate of Arts or Associate of Science graduates with a GPA of 2.0 or higher into all Mount Olive College degrees in accordance with the North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.
Provide guaranteed admission and acceptance of appropriate transfer hours, up to 64 credits from AAS programs with a minimum GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
The partnership between MOC and PCC is what Dr. Philip P. Kerstetter, President of Mount Olive College, says will create an excellent opportunity for community college students to continue their education and prepare them for the future.
“This agreement is in keeping with the commitment of Mount Olive College to offer high quality education,” said Kerstetter. “Whether you’re a student involved in traditional programs, or one who needs the flexibility of our degree completion programs, we want you to have the chance to finish a four-year degree.”
PCC President G. Dennis Massey, said, “Mount. Olive College has long been a good partner in transfer for our students. This agreement is particularly favorable for its acceptance of Associate of Applied Sciences graduates. We are looking forward to working even closer with Mount Olive College in the years to come.”
The Mount Olive College – PCC partnership enhances Mount Olive College’s relationship with the North Carolina Community College System, as a participating member of the North Carolina Comprehensive Articulation Agreement.