New Degree Agreement to Benefit Transfer Students
Friday, 25 October 2013
A new agreement between Trinity and Moraine Valley Community College provides a seamless path for students planning to transfer to Trinity.
The Trinity-Moraine Admissions Collaboration (T-MAC) Agreement, signed by Trinity’s President Steven Timmermans, Ph.D., and Moraine’s President Sylvia Jenkins, Ph.D. on October 23, offers transfer students a choice of collaborative program options in addition to other benefits, including:
- academic advising prior to transfer
- scholarship award of at least $4,000/year for eligible students
- application for additional need-based financial assistance
- waiving of the Trinity application fee
Collaborative program options have also been developed under the agreement.
One option allows students to earn a professional counseling degree in just five years of starting their degree at Moraine. Students first earn associate and bachelor’s degrees in psychology in three years, then, depending on eligibility and meeting entrance requirements, immediately enter Trinity’s master of arts in counseling psychology program.
The two colleges also revised the transfer agreement that leads to a bachelor’s degree in Trinity’s Adult Studies business program. This ensures that the courses students take at both institutions are coordinated and will lead to degree completion.
An additional collaborative program enables students to complete an associate degree with a psychology major at Moraine, then transfer to Trinity to complete a bachelor’s degree with a major in cognitive and speech development and a minor in speech and communication sciences.
“I’m pleased to have entered into this partnership with Moraine Valley Community College, for it ensures our two institutions make it easy for students who begin their studies at Moraine to understand, each step of the way, what is needed for their ultimate transfer to Trinity,” said Timmermans.