New Pathway for Transfer Students Between Wayne State and WCCCD

Transfer students now will have an easier path to a bachelor’s degree with a new Transfer Pathways Agreement between Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit.
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A new agreement between Wayne State University and Wayne County Community College District will benefit transfer students. // Photo courtesy of Wayne State University

Transfer students now will have an easier path to a bachelor’s degree with a new Transfer Pathways Agreement between Wayne County Community College District (WCCCD) and Wayne State University (WSU) in Detroit.

The agreement maximizes the credits students earn while completing an associate degree at WCCCD and transferring to Wayne State University to complete a bachelor’s degree, helping students limit their potential loss of credits and save both time and tuition dollars.

The Transfer Pathways Agreement between the two higher education institutions goes into effect in fall 2023.

“We are proud to announce an agreement that continues our work with an institution that shares our commitment to helping people thrive through higher education,” says Curtis L. Ivery, WCCCD chancellor. “This partnership will help more students forge career pathways to high-wage and in-demand job opportunities that will allow them to grow in place, support themselves and their families, and help their communities grow.”

WCCCD Pathways students who meet program requirements will receive guaranteed admission to WSU. Requirements include earning at least 60 credit hours with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and completing an associate degree at WCCCD.

The Pathways program provides a more seamless transfer between schools, with the goal of allowing students to complete a bachelor’s degree within four years. Students will be eligible for WSU transfer merit scholarships valued at up to $6,000 a year and receive specialized academic advising and career counseling prior to transferring and once they enroll at WSU.

WCCCD is one of the largest urban community colleges in Michigan, with six campus locations and educational centers serving students across 32 cities and townships encompassing more than 500 square miles. For more information on the district, visit wcccd.edu.