UNCG and Guilford Technical Community College already have a strong relationship. Soon, students will reap the benefits as that relationship expands.

UNCG and GTCC are co-developing a dual admission agreement for two programs – psychology and business administration – with a pilot group of 30 students in each major.

The plan is that students would apply to GTCC and UNCG at the same time and be co-admitted. They would start at GTCC and complete an Associate in Arts degree, then finish their BA program in Psychology or BS program in Business Administration at UNCG.

Students will be able to enroll in the dual-admission program in Fall 2014.

The collaborative program is designed to offer high school graduates a lower cost, high value educational pathway that would be among the best values in higher education in the United States.

The business administration and psychology majors were chosen because of high interest among current transfer students from GTCC.

GTCC enrolls about 7,000 students in varied college transfer programs. About 22 percent of the students who transfer to UNCG come from GTCC.

The UNCG/GTCC collaboration builds on GTCC’s dual-enrollment agreement with NC A&T State in engineering.

Story by Mike Harris, University Relations