Missouri State and Ozarks Technical Community College have just made it as easy as possible for students to obtain a bachelor’s degree.
The two schools signed a 2 plus 2 transfer plan that will allow OTC students a seamless path to finish a bachelor’s degree at Missouri State and avoid unnecessary duplication of classes.
“MSU takes great pride in being a transfer-friendly institution,” Dr. Frank Einhellig, provost at Missouri State, said in a statement. “The collaboration of our academic departments with OTC to develop efficient transfer pathways will be a significant benefit to students as they seek to complete a bachelor’s degree program.”
The agreement will allow OTC students automatic admission to Missouri State if they meet specific requirements:
- Students complete an Associate of Arts (AA) at OTC.
- Students who complete an AA or Missouri CORE 42 at OTC automatically meet MSU’s general education requirement. The student won’t need to complete additional general education courses unless specifically required for the student’s major program.
- Students with an AA from OTC are guaranteed admission to MSU unless subsequently enrolled at another institution.
After eight semesters of recommended coursework between the two schools, students will earn a Bachelor’s Degree from MSU.
“I’m so proud of our academic department leaders at OTC and MSU who worked together to create these agreements,” Dr. Tracy McGrady, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at OTC, said in a statement. “This is yet another example of the strong partnership that exists between OTC and MSU. Both institutions keep a sharp focus on doing what is best for students.”
The 2 plus 2 transfer agreement will be reviewed annually to see if revisions are necessary to maintain the seamless transfer between the schools.