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Alma, Mid Michigan Colleges Partner for Transfer Transition

“This is a terrific partnership that provides opportunities for conditionally admitted students to engage with all aspects of the Alma College community while taking courses at Mid.”— Jeff Abernathy

Presidents Abernathy, Hammond sign the transitional admissions agreement.Presidents Abernathy, Hammond sign the transitional admissions agreement.

Leaders from Alma College and Mid Michigan College have signed a transitional admissions agreement that provides educational and campus life experiences for students who have applied to Alma but must first attend Mid to meet admissions requirements.

“This is a terrific partnership that provides opportunities for conditionally admitted students to engage with all aspects of the Alma College community while taking courses at Mid,” says Jeff Abernathy, president of Alma College. “Our goals are to create a path for students to achieve an appropriate level of academic preparedness and enhance their ability to succeed Alma. I’m excited about this partnership model.”

Students who apply to Alma but don’t meet standard admissions requirements will be offered a spot in the program, which is one of only a few in the nation that provides housing, student services and campus engagement activities for conditionally admitted students. First-year students in the program will live in Alma College residence halls and get involved in Alma student life activities before transferring to Alma in their sophomore year.

During the first semester, students will enroll in at least 12 credit hours at Mid and one course at Alma that centers on academic success and preparation. Students must successfully complete 24 credit hours while enrolled at Mid to be considered for regular admission to Alma.

“For more than 50 years, Mid Michigan College has helped students from mid-Michigan get started on their higher education paths,” says Christine Hammond, Mid Michigan College president. “We’re pleased to partner with Alma College to help students launch their college careers on a strong footing.”

Story published on July 26, 2018