WINSTON-SALEM, NC (MARCH 15, 2019)—In addition to granting junior status to any graduate of a North Carolina community college who holds an associate in arts or an associate in science degree, Salem College has signed two new articulation agreements that make it easier for students at participating community colleges to transfer to Salem to study fine arts and music.
The program, which goes into effect fall 2019, allows students to seamlessly transfer from community colleges after receiving associate degrees, complete their college study at Salem College, and receive bachelor’s degrees in fine arts or music. Interim Dean of the Martha H. Fleer Center for Adult Education at Salem College Betty Telford represented Salem at the signing ceremony in Raleigh.
With these new agreements, Salem College joins 13 other private colleges in providing opportunities for those with associate degrees in fine arts from community colleges across the state and 14 other colleges in providing opportunities for those with associate degrees in music. Students from the 33 community colleges that offer fine arts degrees and the 18 that offer music degrees now have the chance to pursue bachelor’s degrees in their fields at Salem. The agreements provide a progression degree plan that includes required general education and prerequisite courses that are acceptable to all signatory programs. Salem’s widely recognized arts and music undergraduate programs are now more readily available to those who begin their studies at North Carolina community colleges.
“We embrace the students of all ages who have benefitted from their community college education,” Salem Academy and College President Sandra Doran said. “We look forward to helping them as they take the next step in their educational journey here at Salem.”
These new degree-specific opportunities add to the ways that Salem College ensures opportunity for North Carolinians who begin their studies at community colleges. Salem participates in a statewide general articulation agreement as well as specific partnerships with both local and regional institutions such as Surry Community College and Davidson County Community College.
“Salem College is committed to supporting all North Carolina students, and we are particularly thrilled to be part of these new community college articulation agreements,” Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs and Dean of the College Susan Henking, Ph.D. said. “This is a very positive step for community college students who would like to continue their education by studying fine arts and music at Salem.”
Salem Academy and College is the oldest educational institution for girls and women in the United States. With more than 15,000 alumnae who serve as teachers, physicians, researchers, artists, musicians, inventors, community volunteers, and business executives, Salem Academy and Salem College continue to educate the next generation of global leaders. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit salemacademy.com. For more information about Salem College, please visit salem.edu.