Transfer students to benefit from South Texas College, Stark College articulation agreement
South Texas College and Stark College and Seminary signed an articulation agreement April 16 that will streamline the process for transfer students among the colleges.
Students will now be given the opportunity to take required general education courses thanks to a new partnership between South Texas College (STC) and Stark College and Seminary.
Administrators from STC and Stark signed their first ever articulation agreement Tuesday, April 16, that involves an arrangement between the two institutions, determining transfer opportunities for students receiving a baccalaureate degree.
Corpus Christi based Stark is a college that is based on ministry classes and offers a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry from three campuses, Corpus, McAllen, and Victoria. They do not however offer required general education courses that are required in order to continue their desired field of study.
The articulation agreement will save students time by taking general education courses like composition and history at STC rather than having to travel out of town.
Dr. Shirley A. Reed, President of South Texas College, says this agreement will greatly prepare students for their career field.
“Students of Stark College and Seminary will begin college at STC to take their general education course and then transfer to Stark College,” said Dr. Reed. “It’s an opportunity for those students to be on our campus. These students will be very prepared for when they transfer.”
Generally defined, an articulation agreement describes how courses are going to transfer between two institutions. The agreement between STC and Stark marks a historic first between the two colleges in Texas, these colleges have the authority to award bachelor degrees to students.
Tony Celelli, President of Stark College and Seminary, says working with South Texas College amounts to working with the best.
“We are looking for partners to help with general education courses and for us, South Texas College is the gold standard for community colleges in South Texas,” explained Celelli. “We wanted to work with the best.”
Students interested in transfer opportunities can visit https://academicaffairs.southtexascollege.edu/transfer-center/index.html.
For more information regarding the articulation agreement, please contact Cordelia Shotts at 956-872-2659.
“Students of Stark College and Seminary will begin college at STC to take their general education course and then transfer to Stark College.”