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Averett & DCC Announce New Partnership

July 8, 2014

Over the years, Averett University and Danville Community College (DCC) have signed a number of agreements in an effort to make attaining a college education more accessible, and more affordable, for residents of this region. Now, the two schools are partnering again, this time with a joint enrollment agreement that will allow DCC students to take one course a semester at Averett. The bonus to the agreement is that students will be paying tuition at DCC rates.

"We are very excited about this new agreement with Danville Community College," said Dr. Janet Laughlin, Averett's vice president for academic affairs. "We believe it is going to make a difference in the lives of area students who want a college education and were worried about its affordability. Now, thanks to this agreement, DCC students will be able to take up to four classes at Averett at DCC's tuition rate."

DCC's Vice President of Academic and Student Services Dr. Chris Ezell added, "This is an outstanding opportunity for Danville Community College students to continue their academic careers at Averett because Averett is the main transfer institution for DCC graduates."

According to the new agreement, students may take one course at Averett a semester, including during the summer, after completing one semester at DCC. This not only increases affordability, but allows students to take courses that may not have an equivalent at DCC, ensuring that once they transfer to Averett they can complete the degree as seamlessly as possible. Students may enroll in pre-requisite courses for their major or another course of their choosing provided that space is available in the class and that pre-requisites for that course have been completed. Students admitted through the agreement will be able to attend select events at Averett.

Students who enroll at Averett as part of the joint enrollment program must be in good academic standing at DCC. In addition, students must earn a grade of C or better in each Averett course to continue as a joint enrollment student.

Under the agreement, DCC students will be enrolled in an associate of arts and science degree program or an associate of applied science degree program. Upon completion of the requirements in the joint enrollment agreement, students will be able to transfer to Averett and complete their bachelor's degree in the traditional undergraduate program.