Virginia Intermont College and Wytheville Community College have forged an agreement that will allow graduates of WCC to transfer to VI as juniors so they may pursue their bachelor’s degrees.
In order to qualify, students must complete a college/university transfer degree program at WCC, which will guarantee them acceptance to VI. Upon completing at least 30 credit hours in their chosen transfer program at WCC, students will receive dual admission status at Virginia Intermont. Traditional students transferring to VI will be eligible for academic, athletic, and performance-based scholarships at VI.
“Virginia Intermont is very pleased to continue our long-standing educational partnership with Wytheville Community College to ensure four-year degree opportunities exist for students in Southwest Virginia. VI also offers those who graduate with a transfer degree from WCC both traditional day programs as well as evening degree tracks for working adults,” said Dr. Mark Roberts, Virginia Intermont College’s Provost.
“Such agreements are common among Virginia community colleges and four-year colleges and universities across the Commonwealth,” said WCC President Charlie White. “Our goal is to make the transition from the community college to the four-year institution as smooth as possible so that our students can complete their bachelor’s degrees without so much as a hiccup.”
Articulation agreements, over the years, have eliminated many of the problems that were once inherent in the transfer process, including ensuring that the courses taken at the community college level are acceptable to the four-year institution. The Virginia Community College System, of which WCC is a member, has established many such agreements with senior institutions for the purpose of easing student transition.
“Under the articulation agreement between WCC and VI, Virginia Intermont College formally accepts the WCC transfer program curricula as satisfying the first two years of general education at VI,” explained Dr. Bill Hightower, WCC’s Vice President of Instruction and Student Development. “For our students this means they can complete their first two years of college at substantial savings on tuition and fees before heading to the senior institution to complete their four-year degree.”
Virginia Intermont College is a private, four-year liberal arts college in Bristol. VI offers degree programs or concentrations in over 40 areas of study, including business, pre-law, pre-veterinary medicine, photography, psychology, social work, and teacher education. See a complete list of majors at www.vic.edu.
Wytheville Community College was founded as a branch of Virginia Tech in 1963 and in 1967 became a member of the newly-created Virginia Community College System. WCC serves the counties of Bland, Carroll, Grayson, Smyth, Wythe, and the city of Galax.