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2019-2020 College Catalog 
2019-2020 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Transfer/Articulation Programs and Admission Agreements

State Policy on Transfer

The Joint Committee on Transfer recommended a statewide policy to facilitate transfer between state supported community colleges and senior colleges and universities. The State Policy on Transfer provides a mechanism for community college students to transfer to a four-year institution. Although community colleges typically recommend that students complete the associate degree prior to transfer, many students choose to transfer before graduating. A certificate of general education was adopted by the committee that provides a recommended program of study for students who begin at the community college without a clear sense of their future educational goals, assists students in planning a rigorous and well-rounded program of study prior to transfer, and provides them with certain guarantees about the acceptability of courses in this program of study.

Transfer/Articulation Agreements

Thomas Nelson Community College is a member of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Both the College and the VCCS have entered into articulation agreements with many of the four-year colleges and universities in Virginia. These agreements are developed jointly by representatives from the College or the VCCS and the four-year institutions. The articulation agreements list the appropriate courses to take at Thomas Nelson that will transfer to the four-year college towards completion of the bachelor’s degree.

Through a system-wide negotiated agreement, students who graduate from a Virginia Community College with an Associate of Science or Associate of Arts degree, the minimum grade point average, and any specified courses as listed in the agreement are guaranteed admission to many of the Commonwealth’s colleges and universities. A complete listing of guaranteed admissions agreements can be found on the VCCS website at https://www.vawizard.org/vccs/TransferGAA.action.

Thomas Nelson also has a number of articulation agreements with Old Dominion University, including agreements for the Associate of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology with General Education Certificate to Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology and the Associate of Science in Electronics Technology (Electrical Engineering Technology specialization) with General Education Certificate to Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Technology: Electrical Systems Technology.

Thomas Nelson also has a program that allows students to co-enroll at the College of William and Mary. For information on this and other transfer agreements, please contact the Academic Planning and Transfer Center in Griffin Hall, Room 201K, or visit their website at https://tncc.edu/programs/transfer.

In addition to contacting the Academic Planning and Transfer Center, students who plan to transfer are strongly advised to contact the four year institution to verify current information concerning academic program and transferability of courses. Students are encouraged to utilize the four-year college’s transfer guide to assist with planning. Many transfer resources are available in the Academic Planning and Transfer Center in Griffin Hall, Room 201K. They may also be obtained from the senior institution, and most transfer resources are available online. Students may obtain additional information from the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) web site at http://www.schev.edu/index/students-and-parents/explore/transfer-options.

Program Specific Transfer Agreements:

Art Institute of Washington
Bellevue University
Cambridge College
Capella University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Hampton University–Nursing
James Madison University
Kaplan University
Norfolk State University
Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding Newport News
Old Dominion University
Radford University
Southern New Hampshire University
St. Leo University
Strayer University
University of Maryland University College
Victory University
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech – College of Engineering & College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Guaranteed Admission Agreements, VCCS Approved:

Bluefield College
Christopher Newport University  
College of William and Mary
ECPI University
Emory & Henry College
Ferrum College
George Mason University
George Washington University–Nursing
Hollins University
Liberty University
Longwood University
Lynchburg College
Mary Baldwin College
Norfolk State University
Old Dominion University
Radford University
Randolph College
Regent University
Regis University
Shenandoah University
St. Leo University
Strayer University
Sweet Briar College
Troy University
University of Mary Washington
University of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia State University
Virginia Tech University
Virginia Union University
Virginia Wesleyan College
Western Governor’s University