Salem College and Forsyth Technical Community College Signed new transfer agreement on October 10, 2019

Salem College and Forsyth Technical Community College Signed new transfer agreement on October 10, 2019

Press Release For Immediate Release
October 10, 2019

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (October 10, 2019) –– Salem College today announced a new co-admission agreement with Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities, and support systems.

“Forsyth Tech is excited to collaborate with Salem College in this agreement,” said President of Forsyth Tech Janet N. Spriggs. “Having this strategic alliance will offer tremendous benefits to our students and to the community in demonstrating how higher education works together to improve student completion and success.” 

“Salem College is honored to be a key member of the wonderful higher education eco-system that we have in Winston-Salem,” Salem College President Sandra Doran said.  “We offer a diverse and inclusive community at Salem College as we prepare graduates to make a bold impact locally, nationally, and globally.  We’re thrilled to welcome Forsyth Tech students to our campus.”

In partnership, Salem College and Forsyth Tech will enhance and expand the educational opportunities for Forsyth Tech’s Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) graduates. Salem College will establish a seamless, guaranteed transfer guide for Forsyth Tech’s AA, AS, and AAS graduates with a 2.0 grade point average or higher for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In most cases, up to 60 hours of transfer credit will be accepted. Salem College will maintain a part-time Coordinator of Transfer Admission on Forsyth Tech’s campus one day each week.

Initially, Salem College will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies to Forsyth Tech students who meet admission requirements. Recruitment will begin immediately upon signing with classes being offered in the Spring 2020 term. Both colleges will participate in a joint Advisory Committee comprised of Salem College and Forsyth Tech faculty, staff, and/or administration that will meet twice a year to review this partnership.

Forsyth Tech has launched four new co-admission partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Winston-Salem State University, to improve student access to undergraduate and graduate education. The programs began enrolling students this fall.

About Salem College

Salem Academy and College is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. With more than 18,000 alumnae who serve as entrepreneurs, physicians, researchers, artists, lawyers, teachers, community volunteers, and corporate executives, Salem Academy and Salem College continue to educate the next generation of global leaders. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit

About Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Technical Community College provides students with guided educational pathways into a competitive workforce for the community and global economy. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in more than 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech is the seventh largest community college in North Carolina and serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff.  For additional information, please visit and follow on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.