For North Central Texas College students planning to transfer to UNT to complete their bachelors' degrees, a new agreement between the two schools will make the process much easier.
Named the Eagle Bound Program, the UNT-NCTC Admission Partnership Agreement allows NCTC students who meet the admissions requirements of UNT and participate in NCTC honor program or complete an associate of arts, an associate of science, or an associate of arts in teaching degree, will receive automatic admission to UNT.
"UNT's agreement with North Central Texas College highlights our shared commitment to give the people of the North Texas region maximum access to affordable, high-quality public higher education," says V. Lane Rawlins, UNT president. "This partnership exemplifies UNT's long, close and effective relationship with community colleges in the North Texas region. More than half of UNT's undergraduates are transfer students."
NCTC president Eddie Hadlock added, "A strong partnership between NCTC and UNT is vital to the success of our students, especially since so many students concurrently attend both institutions. To have a formalized joint admission agreement is symbolic of the strong relationship that already exists. We are grateful to UNT for extending their reach to include North Central Texas College."
UNT will have an admissions counselor on the NCTC campuses in Gainesville, Bowie and Corinth to provide individual academic counseling to students interested in transferring to UNT. Transfer scholarship information also will be provided by UNT.
NCTC students who have a TexShare Card will have access to the UNT Libraries and UNT will provide Eagle Bound Program students with an EaglePass card giving them access to the university campus.
This past year, approximately 500 NCTC students transferred to UNT to complete their degrees.
Buddy Price with UNT News Service can be reached at Buddy.Price@unt.edu.