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Florida Gateway College Signs Historic Agreement with Bethune-Cookman University

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On Friday, December 8th, 2017, B-CU and Florida Gateway College (FGC), signed a 2+2 articulation and transfer agreement, which is its first agreement with a historically Black college and university, and fifth agreement with a four-year college or university.

FGC President Dr. Lawrence Barrett was joined by representatives from Bethune-Cookman University to sign the historic agreement, which puts in place a streamlined transfer process for FGC students wishing to continue their education in one of B-CU’s more than 40 bachelor’s degree programs and 12 master’s degree programs. All 60 credits of an Associate of Arts degree earned at FGC will be accepted for credit at B-CU.

This is the first such articulation agreement B-CU has signed with another institution since its founding in 1904. Students transferring from FGC will be eligible for early registration, application fee waivers, scholarship opportunities, and discounted tuition at B-CU. The university also will award college credits for prior knowledge from qualifying work and life experience through its Prior Learning Assessment Program.

B-CU Vice President Jason Glenn, who signed the agreement on behalf of University President Judge Hubert L. Grimes, expressed his excitement about the agreement and the benefits it will provide the students of both schools. “When you have two educational institutions working together to serve students, the opportunities are endless,” said Glenn.

President Barrett also sees a bright future for the partnership FGC has formed with B-CU. “We are excited about the scholarship opportunities that this agreement will provide for our students,” said Barrett. “And we are honored that Bethune-Cookman has chosen us for their first 2+2 agreement.”

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit  www.cookman.edu.

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