ASHEBORO (March 28, 2018)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro today announced a new co-admission agreement with Randolph Community College to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities and support systems.
(L-R) Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr., president of Randolph Community College; Suzanne Rohrbaugh, vice president for instructional services, RCC; Dr. Dana Dunn, provost and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs, UNCG.
The UNCG-RCC “Spartan Passage” partnership expands opportunities for transfer students, regardless of location, to access and complete their baccalaureate degrees in a selection of nearly 60 popular majors including Business Administration, Biology, Psychology, and Computer Science.
The first of its kind in Randolph County, the UNCG-RCC partnership is significant for the mostly rural community, with an average population density of 166 people or less per square mile. Randolph is not alone; approximately 2.2 million people – one in five North Carolinians – live in the state’s rural communities. Of the 100 counties in the state, 80 are considered rural.
“Our new partnership is designed to improve accessibility to resources and expand educational choices for RCC students,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam Jr. “With a seamless transition to the UNC Greensboro campus, our collaboration with RCC will produce a greater number of qualified graduates in a shorter timeframe at a tremendous cost-savings. In addition to financial aid, co-admitted students are eligible for scholarships and other benefits.”
“We are delighted to be entering into this new partnership with UNCG,” said Dr. Robert S. Shackleford Jr., president of Randolph Community College. “Many of our students already transfer to UNCG after completing their work at RCC, and this provides a more seamless pathway for them. This will be a wonderful opportunity that will provide many benefits for UNCG, RCC, and especially for our students.”
Application for the “Spartan Passage” program has been streamlined to benefit students with a waived application fee for UNCG; access to campus facilities, events, activities, and services, including the UNCG University Library (in-house and online); the new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Health and Wellness; academic advising, among other benefits. For more information, visit: https://admissions.uncg.edu/apply-coadmissions-programs.php.