Sunday, January 16, 2011

TTU, Roane State Now Offering Dual Enrollment

Officials say a new agreement between Roane State Community College and Tennessee Tech University means double the support for students striving to earn a college degree.  TTU President Bob Bell and Roane State President Gary Goff signed the Dual Admissions Program agreement, which offers Roane State students the advantage of a structured plan for completing an associate's degree and then enrolling at TTU to pursue a bachelor's degree. The Tennessee Board of Regents initiated the Dual Admissions contracts, and Roane State was the first to sign a contract with Tech. Dual admission allows students to have direct contact with the faculty and staff of both schools. It also provides enhanced advisement and transition support services. Dually admitted students first enroll at Roane State, complete an associate's degree and then enroll at TTU.  Debbie Thurman, TTU's associate director, says the transferring between institutions will be an easier process, and more students are expected to take advantage of this new plan.