‘Destination WT’ Program Coming to South Plains College
South Plains College (with campuses in Levelland and Reese Center) and West Texas A&M (WT) in Canyon have announced a new partnership which will help SPC graduates transfer to West Texas A&M. SPC will become the fourth community college to join the ‘Destination WT’ program.
The ‘Destination WT’ program is designed to save students time, money and to allow as many credits as possible to transfer to WTAMU.
Starting in fall 2012, students entering South Plains College can designate that they plan to attend WTAMU after earning their Associate’s Degree at SPC. Students can either complete their degree at SPC or transfer their credits to WTAMU. In return, the partnership agreement will include a reverse transfer process where South Plains College will be able to award Associate Degrees to former students who earn the required credit at WTAMU.
Benefits for SPC students who participate in ‘Destination WT’ include the waving of the WT application fee, admission to the student’s degree program, free admission to select WT cultural and sporting events and scholarships up to $1,500.
According to Dr. Patrick O’Brien, president of WTAMU, “This is a win-win situation for students, and that’s what it’s all about. The goal is to produce more college graduates.”
Students that transfer with a 3.0 grade point average will earn a guaranteed $1,000 scholarship. Students who are members of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society and transfer with a 3.0 grade point average will earn a guaranteed $1,500 scholarship for each year while attending WTAMU.
The other colleges participating in ‘Destination WT’ are Amarillo College, Clarendon College and Frank Phillips College in Borger.
For more information about the ‘Destination WT’ program call 806-651-2020 or go to www.wtamu.edu/DestinationWT