Transferring from nearby community colleges to ECSU has just gotten easier

Kesha Williams
April 10, 2013

Four ECSU employees (deputy admissions directors) now work on the site of four community colleges: College of the Albemarle (Elizabeth City campus and the Dare County campus), Halifax Community College, Martin Community College and Roanoke-Chowan Community College, to help students at those sites with the transfer process. Students can complete the university application for admission, gather financial aid information and learn about academic majors and more at ECSU. A new webpage will soon follow to assist prospective transfer students when then deputy admissions directors are busy serving others or when their offices are closed. ECSU administrators say this process can save transfer students time and move them one step closer to earning a bachelor's degree. Next, an office will open in Moore Hall to receive all incoming transfer students. There, transfer students will receive the valuable information that deputy admissions officers are sharing at the three above stated community colleges. At this office, transfer students will find an advisor and a list of key university contacts. University administrators say this process will allow them to provide one-stop service to transfer students. ECSU administrators met with administrators from four area community colleges back in October of 2011 to establish 12 articulation agreements. The agreements were designed to increase the number of students who fulfill their dream of earning a bachelor's degree. Since that time, ECSU administrators decided to place these deputy admissions directors on sites that are most convenient for students attending the community colleges. Under the 12 articulation agreements, up to 65 credit hours earned by students in a two-year associate in arts or associate in science program can be transferred to select degree programs at ECSU. Those ECSU programs are pre-aviation science; birth through kindergarten education; pre- business administration/marketing; computer engineering/industrial technology; computer engineering technology/engineering technology, associate science, engineering with a minor in mechanical and automation; associate in science, engineering technology, with a minor in computer and information technology; pre-criminal justice; pre-marine environmental science; pre-middle grades education; pre-pharmaceutical science, with a concentration in biotechnology; pre-pharmaceutical science, with a concentration in clinical science. To date, a total of 30 articulation agreements are in place. The agreements also serve as blueprints for community colleges advisors to ensure their students are adequately prepared to transfer. Once the specified courses are completed under the community college's two-year program, the student earns an associate's degree. It also helps community colleges to meet their goals of awarding a specified number of degrees each year. ECSU administrators take great pride in the articulation agreements which will simplify the process for everyone involved. The articulation agreements exist with College of the Albemarle, Halifax Community College, Martin Community College and Roanoke-Chowan Community College. Contact Ms. Althea Riddick, coordinator of programs and curriculum development at ECSU, for more information on transferring to ECSU, 252-335-8787. See the following staff members who serve as deputy admissions directors:
  • Lu Ann Riddick: College of the Albemarle
  • Hilda Arline: Roanoke Chowan Community College
  • Kimberly Robinson: Halifax Community College
  • Robert Chadwick Jr.: Martin Community College
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