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AUM, Southern Union State Community College announce partnership

(Source: WSFA 12 News) (Source: WSFA 12 News)
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Auburn University Montgomery and Southern Union State Community College announced a partnership Wednesday.

The agreement will help students who want to transfer from Southern Union to AUM by offering special transfer credits and scholarships.

AUM Chancellor John Veres and SUSCC President Glenda Colagross participated in a signing ceremony in Montgomery Wednesday.

The schools have agreed to:

  • Work closely together on student advisement, creating a pathway for students who want to earn a bachelor's degree to easily transfer into AUM.
  • Allow SUSCC students to "reverse transfer" credits back to SUSCC and receive an associate's degree while completing a bachelor's at AUM.
  • Provide scholarships to incoming AUM students. Beginning Fall 2015, all SUSCC students transferring to AUM with a minimum 3.0 GPA will be provided a $1,000 to $2,500 scholarship. The top SUSCC student transferring to AUM, as selected by the SUSCC administration, will receive tuition and fees for two years.
SUSCC has campuses in Wadley, Valley and Opelika.

Officials say it will be a great opportunity for students to further their education.

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