St. Louis Community College and Florida Memorial University (FMU) have signed a credit transfer agreement that provides students with a new pipeline to bachelor’s degree studies.
Under the new partnership, any students who have earned an associate degree (Arts, Science, Fine Arts and Arts in Teaching) from STLCC with a minimum grade-point average of 2.0 will qualify for admission to FMU, located in Miami Gardens, Fla.
FMU is a private, coeducational, Baptist-affiliated institution that is one of the oldest academic centers in the state of Florida, and the only Historically Black University in South Florida. FMU offers 41 undergraduate degree programs and four master’s programs that focus on graduating students who are well prepared in their discipline to enter a competitive job market in their field of study.
“Entering into an articulation agreement with Florida Memorial University expands opportunities for St. Louis Community College students interested in transferring to a four-year university,” said Larry Johnson, D.A., provost at STLCC’s Forest Park campus. “As a graduate of a Historically Black College and University, I benefitted from the social and educational experiences which fostered essential life skills that continue to help me throughout life.”
Transfer students also will be eligible for additional services, such as housing selection on the basis of their class standing and access to financial aid resources. In addition, the FMU application fee also will be waived for students participating in the agreement. Transfer students also will work with designated liaison officers and staff members to oversee and assist with their transition and success.
“This agreement allows a seamless transition for STLCC students to transfer into Florida Memorial University, while continuing their educational pathway in their chosen field of study,” said Emmanuel Lalande, Ed.D., FMU’s vice president for student affairs. “Our mission is to provide access to students who wants to obtain a bachelor’s degree, this agreement makes it possible as we’re furthering that mission.”
STLCC will continue to foster relationships with four-year colleges and universities in order to streamline pathways to transfer opportunities for students.