MC, PSCC announce articulation agreement

MC, PSCC announce articulation agreement

May 17, 2019

The presidents of Maryville College and Pellissippi State Community College signed an articulation agreement Thursday that will help students transferring from PSCC earn their bachelor’s degree on a timely schedule and be eligible for more financial aid.

A participant in the statewide Tennessee Transfer Pathway Program since 2012, Maryville College has been working for several years to help students with associate’s degrees from Tennessee community colleges transition seamlessly into MC classes the junior year. With the signing of this articulation agreement, the transition is even more seamless for PSCC students and could happen earlier, said Dr. Tom Bogart, president of MC.

“For many years, Pellissippi State has sent students to Maryville College who are serious about their education and serious about making important contributions to the world,” Bogart said. “Because of this history, we were pleased to work with Pellissippi administrators in putting policies in place that will encourage more of their students to finish their bachelor’s degree at Maryville.”

According to Bogart, the articulation agreement provides specific advisement for PSCC students who declare their intention to transfer to Maryville College in the freshman year. It also outlines Maryville College’s transfer credit policies in a concise program-to-program chart that shows how the two academic programs align.

“If you know what you want to major in at Maryville College, the program-to-program chart shows you exactly what courses you need to take at Pellissippi that will transfer and keep you on track for graduation,” he explained. “Also, when students declare their intent to enroll at Maryville College in their first year at Pellissippi, they will be awarded a scholarship valued at $2,000 per year at Maryville College.”

The signing ceremony was held at PSCC’s Hardin Valley campus with Dr. L. Anthony Wise, Jr., participating.

“Pellissippi State is always looking for ways to enhance relationships with four-year institutions like Maryville College that have strong academic programs and great support for students,” he said. “This agreement will allow us to offer our students a clear path to an important post-secondary partner committed to student success.”

For more information, contact the Maryville College Admissions Office at 865.981.8092 or the Pellissippi State Office of Admissions and Enrollment Services at 865.694.6400.

Written by Karen Beaty Eldridge '94, Executive Director for Marketing & Communications

Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the Fall 2018 semester is 1,154.