On Wednesday, Nov. 18, many students will step into the Warren Student Center on the Campus of Sampson Community College to explore opportunities beyond a two-year degree. Over 20 Universities will be on campus and available to discuss “the next step” for students to continue their educational journey.
“The showcase has been growing over the past few years. With Sampson county being so rural, we want to provide our students not only hope of acquiring a 4 year degree but knowing that you can transfer to a four year college regardless of who and where you come from. Education is the key a better and brighter future”said Sharon Leggett, coordinator of this year’s showcase.
Currently, over 200 students are enrolled within the AA and AS programs at SCC. From trends in years past, about 85 percent of early college students also take advantage of the college transfer programs before they graduate. Additionally, many local high school juniors and seniors, who qualify, take advantage of transfer classes offered by the Arts & Sciences Division through Career and College Promise. Students interested in taking transfer classes while still in high school are encouraged to contact their high school guidance counselors for additional information about Career and College Promise.
“Sampson Community College offers two degree programs, the Associate in Arts (AA) and the Associate in Science (AS), whose purpose is to provide students the coursework that parallels the first two years of a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science at many four-year colleges and universities” states Carole Phipps, Division Chair. “This showcase is a great opportunity for students to meet with a variety of 4-year institutions to see which will be the best fit for them as they continue to accomplish their educational goals.”
Phipps continues, “Graduates of these transfer programs have the opportunity to enter four-year public and many private institutions in North Carolina with junior status, provided they earn at least a “C” in all transferable courses and have an overall grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale. Students who transfer to four-year universities in NC prior to earning an AA or AS degree also may be allowed to transfer many of the credits they earn at SCC.”
For further information about the showcase, contact Leggett or for further information about the AA and AS degree programs at Sampson Community College, please contact Phipps at 910-592-8081 or visit www.sampsoncc.edu.