A landmark agreement between the University of Arkansas and Northwest Arkansas Community College will allow students to share credits while pursuing degrees at both schools.
It also allows students who don’t meet admission requirements for the U of A to enroll at the university as non-degree-seeking students.
After at least two semesters in the program, students who maintain a 2.0 grade point average or above are able to transfer full-time to the U of A.
The program also allows reverse transfer credits so university students can conversely pursue a degree at NWACC.
“I think we’ve had a history of joint degree programs where students could start this is a formalized program in the sense that students can actually live on this campus while they’re taking the classes up at Northwest Arkansas Community College and variations around that, so it’s different, I think,” said Joe Steinmetz,
University of Arkansas chancellor.
The program will begin this upcoming fall semester and will be open for between 50 and 100 students.