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APSU, Motlow State to sign dual admissions agreement

10/14/2011

Students at Motlow State Community College who wish to enroll at Austin Peay State University after earning their associate degree will be able to transfer with ease, in large part due to a new dual admissions agreement between the two postsecondary institutions.

Leaders from both APSU and Motlow State will sign the dual admissions agreement, known as the Austin Peay Guarantee, during a press conference at 1 p.m., Monday, Oct. 17 at Motlow State’s campus. The agreement signing is open to the public.

“Over the years, Motlow State has sent us great students, and I’m happy to see our two institutions take this new step, which will pave the way for other students in the future,” APSU President Tim Hall said.

The dual admissions agreement offers Motlow State students the advantage of a structured approach for completion of the associate degree followed by enrollment to pursue the baccalaureate degree.

A dually admitted student first enrolls at Motlow State. Upon completion of the A.S. or A.A. transfer degree, the student then will enroll at APSU to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Each student under this agreement is advised by both Motlow State and APSU, assuring a seamless transition from Motlow State to APSU.    

A Motlow State student can begin the process to enter into a dual admissions agreement at any time while enrolled at Motlow State.

“This can be right after they graduate from high school or when they start community college or as they progress,” said Amy Deaton, interim director of admissions at APSU.

The dual admissions agreement is applicable for Motlow State students wanting to pursue any academic discipline at APSU.

APSU also has Austin Peay Guarantee agreements with Hopkinsville (Ky.) Community College, Nashville State Community College, Volunteer State Community College and Columbia State Community College.

For more information about dual admissions agreements between Motlow State Community College and APSU, call Amy Deaton at (931) 221-7015 or email at deatona@apsu.edu. - Melony Shemberger