TRANSFER SERVICES AT MECC
Transfer Services at Mountain Empire Community College assists students who wish to pursue their education beyond the Associates degree by providing programs and services in the form of one on one advising sessions, transfer fairs, course equivalency planning, campus visits, as well as assistance with the application process. These programs and services are designed to provide MECC students with a smooth transfer process in an environment that promotes academic excellence.
The Associate of Arts & Sciences degree also prepares you to enter pre-professional programs in the areas of Dentistry, Law, Medical Technology, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, and Radiologic Technology.
MECC Transfer Programs include:
· Electives at MECC
o Arts & Science Electives - Humanities, Health & PE, Social Science, Transfer
Guaranteed Admission Programs & Articulation Agreements
Mountain Empire Community College has guaranteed admission agreements with several four-year colleges and universities in Virginia and around the region. These agreements provide certain benefits for students who graduate from MECC with an Associates of Arts & Sciences degree in one of the transfer programs listed above. Students may be guaranteed entrance to specific institutions providing they meet the criteria as established in each institution’s agreement for: minimum grade criteria (GPA); prerequisite course requirements in specific programs; and proper application for admission procedures.
MECC also has program-specific articulation agreements with several four-year colleges and universities within the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the region. These agreements apply to students who earn an associate’s degree and are designed to facilitate transfer of course work taken at MECC into a specific bachelor’s degree program.
Below are a list of specific guaranteed admission and articulation agreements-
Transfer Course Equivalencies
The following are a list of the most common transfer colleges and universities that MECC students tend to transfer to. The course equivalency information is linked to the representing schools website. ****Please note that each transfer schools makes the final decision as to what courses will transfer to their institution. The following lists will be update annually; however, it is the responsibility of the student to follow the instructions of each institution regarding the transfer process as well as any updated information that is available. Please see the transfer counselor for any additional information needed or if you intend to transfer to a college or university that is not listed below.
• Bluefield College (BC)
• East Tennessee State University (ETSU)
• Emory & Henry (E&H)
• James Madison University (JMU)
• Lincoln Memorial University (LMU)
• Lindsey Wilson College (LWC)
• Old Dominion University (ODU)
• Radford University (RU)
• The University of Virginia’s College at Wise (UVa-Wise)
• University of Virginia (UVA)
• Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)
• Virginia Intermont College (VIC)
• Virginia Tech (VT)
Students who entered a Virginia community college in 2007 or in subsequent years may be eligible to receive up to $2,000 annually upon transferring to a four-year institution. To qualify, students must complete a transfer associate’s degree with a 3.0 grade point average and meet financial eligibility requirements. The grant will be applied to tuition expenses at a four-year Virginia college or university, either public or private. The grant provides $1,000 for all eligible students, with an extra $1,000 for students who pursue undergraduate work in engineering, math, technology, teaching or science.
Transfer Resources and Tools
Transfer literature such as catalogs, applications and degree information are available in the Office of Student Services located in Holton Hall. A Transfer Day is held annually and gives students the opportunity to meet with representatives from many four-year colleges and universities around the Commonwealth and region. The Student Services office also publishes the College Transfer Guide annually. The Transfer Guide provides information on how individual courses available at MECC are credited at the most common transfer institutions in the region.
· SCHEV Transfer Tool- provides additional information on how certain VCCS courses transfer to Virginia’s public and private colleges and universities.
· VA Wizard
· VCCS Transfer Made Easy Brochure
· VCCS Transfer Planning Timeline
· VCCS Transfer Wheel
For additional information about transfer, contact:
Lelia Bradshaw, Transfer Counselor
Office of Student Services
276-523-2400 ext. 288
Carolyn Reynolds, Dean of Arts & Sciences
276-523-2400 ext 243