MARTIN, Tenn. – Dr. Keith Carver, chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, and Dr. Allana Hamilton, president of Jackson State Community College, signed a Dual Admission Partnership Agreement on Sept. 10 to give students a clear transition path between the two institutions.
“This is another step in solidifying a great, long-standing relationship with Jackson State,” said Carver. “Let me tell you what we know at UT Martin when we get a Jackson State student who has finished an associate degree. … They are ready to study. They are ready to continue on, and they are going to take a clear path to graduation from UT Martin. They are mature, and they are prepared, so we really appreciate the great work that happens here (at JSCC).”
According to the partnership agreement, students who enroll at JSCC with fewer than 15 college-level semester hours, major in an eligible Tennessee Transfer Pathway baccalaureate program and meet current UT Martin admission criteria can complete an intent-to-enroll application with UT Martin. Doing so will guarantee the student a position at UT Martin after completion of their JSCC associate degree, provided the student maintains at least a 2.0 grade point average at the end of their second year.
Students who participate in the dual admission partnership will be considered students of both institutions and be assigned to both JSCC and UT Martin academic advisors to ensure they stay on track to complete both two-year and four-year degrees in their chosen fields. Students will also have full access to the UT Martin library, computer labs and student affairs offices during their time at JSCC. Those who elect to pay applicable student fees will be able to attend UT Martin sporting events and participate in campus activities as well.
The UT Martin Jackson Center is now located in the Ned R. McWherter Center on the JSCC campus and offers upper-division courses in a variety of degree fields. Dual-admission students can choose whether to continue coursework at the Jackson Center or transfer to the UT Martin main campus to complete their four-year degrees.
UT Martin established a similar partnership with Dyersburg State Community College in 2015 under the leadership of then-chancellor Dr. Bob Smith.
For more information about the agreement, contact Dr. Larry Bailey, vice president of academic affairs at JSCC, at firstname.lastname@example.org or Destin Tucker, director of undergraduate admissions at UT Martin, at email@example.com.
PHOTO ID: Dr. Keith Carver (left), chancellor of the University of Tennessee at Martin, and Dr. Allana Hamilton, president of Jackson State Community College, signed a Dual Admission Partnership Agreement on Sept. 10 to give students a clear transition path between the two institutions.