KCTCS Signs Statewide Transfer Agreement with University of Pikeville

Transferring to a four-year institution became easier for Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) students today with the signing of a statewide agreement with the University of Pikeville (UPIKE). The agreement allows KCTCS students to be jointly enrolled at both institutions and enables KCTCS students with designated associate degrees to receive a bachelor’s degree in 10 different programs.

Upon completion of the associate degree outlined in the agreement, KCTCS graduates who meet the admissions requirements and academic policies of UPIKE will be eligible for admission to the following bachelor’s degree programs:

• The associate in applied science degree in criminal justice to the bachelor of arts or science in criminal justice,
• The associate in applied science degree in human services to the bachelor of arts or science in social work,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of science in biology,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to bachelor of science in business administration,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in communication,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in elementary education,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in English,
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in middle grades education.
• The associate in arts or the associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in psychology, and
• The associate in arts or associate in science degree to the bachelor of arts or science in religion.

“This historic agreement between KCTCS and UPIKE is a significant step forward in providing the citizens of this state with the college access they need to achieve their education dreams,” said KCTCS President Michael B. McCall. “Partnerships between KCTCS and the state’s four-year institutions are critical to providing Kentuckians with the access to higher education they need to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy and increasing the number of baccalaureate degrees.”
Students seeking admission to UPIKE must (1) complete the designated associate degree, (2) meet UPIKE’s requirements for admission which include a minimum grade point average of 2.0 for all classes taken, and (3) apply to and be accepted into one of the 10 bachelor’s degree programs at UPIKE, outlined in the agreement. Details and application materials are maintained on UPIKE’s website.

The KCTCS/UPIKE Joint Admission/Joint Enrollment Program is a special alliance between KCTCS and UPIKE. This partnership was developed to make the transition from KCTCS to UPIKE as smooth as possible for KCTCS students. Specifically, students who participate in the KCTCS/UPIKE Joint Admission/Joint Enrollment Program will receive additional advising support; can enroll in courses at UPIKE while they are enrolled in classes at KCTCS, and at a reduced tuition rate. Additionally, students who successfully complete this program are eligible for guaranteed admission to UPIKE. See the agreement for more details/criteria.

"The University of Pikeville is pleased to enter into this partnership,” said UPIKE President Paul E. Patton. “KCTCS does a great job of providing a high quality, affordable associate degree. This transfer agreement will build upon the strong community college foundation and encourage a smooth transition to a bachelor’s degree program at the University of Pikeville. Creating more opportunities for student success is something both institutions value."

More information is available by contacting Nicole McDonald (KCTCS) at 800-256-3100 or University of Pikeville Office of Admissions at 606-218-5251.


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