San Jacinto College, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi announce partnership

Aug 26, 2021Melissa Trevizo

HOUSTON, Texas — San Jacinto College and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi have created a formal articulation agreement that will help students transfer more easily between the institutions.

Signing the partnership agreement Aug. 2

San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer and TAMU-CC President and CEO Dr. Kelly Miller signed the partnership agreement during the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees meeting, Monday, Aug. 2.

"We are very excited about the possibilities and opportunities this agreement will have for our students," said Hellyer. "Student success is at the heart of our mission, and this agreement will provide students not only a seamless transfer opportunity but also a chance to complete their bachelor's degree at one of the top institutions in Texas."

As part of the agreement, interested students may apply to TAMU-CC at any time during their enrollment at San Jac and enjoy the benefit of a waived application and admission fee.

San Jacinto College students earning an Associate of Arts, an Associate of Science, or an Associate of Arts in teaching with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater will be guaranteed admission to TAMU-CC. A maximum of 66 semester credit hours earned at San Jacinto College with a grade of C or better will be accepted and applied to designated TAMU-CC degree plans.

"We are extremely honored to welcome San Jacinto College as members of our Islander community," Miller said. "Through this new partnership, we are establishing new and clearer pathways for students to transform their collegiate journey into lifelong career opportunities. This partnership opens up a world of possibilities and will help more students make their Islander Impact."

In addition to the TAMU-CC agreement, San Jacinto College partners with more than 20 other universities to assist in transfers and is the only Texas community college in the Transfer Scholars Network through the Aspen Institute. This network provides an opportunity for students to apply, with assistance, to some elite and Ivy league institutions.

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the people of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certificates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.

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