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Calhoun and Athens State Sign Learning Assessment Memorandum of Understanding

On May 30, the Presidents of Calhoun Community College and Athens State University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to facilitate educational opportunities and streamline credit transfers for students between the two institutions. This agreement focuses on recognizing and applying credits from prior learning assessments (PLA) at Calhoun towards bachelor’s degree programs at Athens State.

According to Dr. Catherine M. Wehlburg, Athens State University President, the MOU aims to encourage students to complete their associate degrees at Calhoun and seamlessly transfer their credits to Athens State to enhance their academic and career prospects. This initiative demonstrates the strong commitment of both institutions to providing flexible and accessible pathways to higher education.

Dr. Jimmy Hodges, President of Calhoun Community College, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership, stating, "This agreement is a significant step forward in supporting our students' educational journeys. By collaborating with Athens State University, we are ensuring that our students can maximize their prior learning and achieve their academic goals more efficiently. We are proud to work together to provide such valuable opportunities for our community."

The agreement outlines that students must meet the following criteria to transfer credits to Athens State University:

  • A minimum of 36 earned transferable semester hours from institutions accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
  • A minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
  • At least 15 hours applicable to general education requirements.
  • Eligibility to return to previously attended colleges or universities.

Additionally, students can apply up to 64 semester hours of non-traditional/non-graded college credit towards a bachelor’s degree.



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