Kilgore College and UT Tyler continue partnership promoting academic transition

TYLER, Texas (KETK) – Kilgore College (KC) and UT Tyler (UTT) announced that they plan to continue their partnership by signing a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will allow student co-enrollment.

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KC and UTT said that on Thursday they signed an MOU to let students to co-enroll for a smoother transition between their programs. The schools said that for the first two years of the program students would take a majority of their classes at KC, but would be eligible to complete three credit hours per semester from an approved list of UTT courses.

“Concurrent enrollment will facilitate a smoother transition for students who plan to transfer from Kilgore College to UT Tyler,” Dr. Tracy Skopek, KC’s vice president of instruction, said. “It will also simplify the transfer process, ensuring students have the necessary prerequisites and credits to seamlessly continue their education at UT Tyler.”

According to a release, the program will allow students to finish their bachelor’s degree at UTT, while their UTT courses will be applied towards an associate’s degree from KC, enable a student to complete two degrees in four years.

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“We are delighted to expand our longtime partnership with Kilgore College and create this co-enrollment plan to better serve students in and around the Kilgore College district,” Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and executive vice president for academic affairs, said. “By working together and offering co-advising, students will have a much clearer picture of their degree plan, which will, in turn, help reduce the time and the cost for their four-year degree completion.”

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