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Kilgore College, UT Tyler will sign MOU for co-enrollment, seamless academic transition

Kilgore College and The University of Texas at Tyler (UT Tyler) will continue their long history of partnership and cooperation by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will create a new pathway to UT Tyler through KC.

A press conference and MOU signing are set for 10 a.m. Thursday, March 21, on the second floor of the McLaurin Administration Building, located at 805 Ross Ave. on the Kilgore campus.

All media members are invited to attend.

The MOU will allow students to co-enroll at both institutions. For the first two years, students will take the majority of their classes at KC, but are eligible to complete three credit hours per semester from a pre-approved list of UT Tyler courses – while attending KC.

“Concurrent enrollment will facilitate a smoother transition for students who plan to transfer from Kilgore College to UT Tyler,” said Dr. Tracy Skopek, KC’s vice president of instruction. “It will also simplify the transfer process, ensuring students have the necessary prerequisites and credits to seamlessly continue their education at UT Tyler.”

Students who fulfill the program requirements will finish their bachelor’s degree at UT Tyler. Credits earned at UT Tyler can also be applied toward an associate’s degree from KC, meaning participating students can earn two college degrees in just four years.

“We are delighted to expand our longtime partnership with Kilgore College and create this co-enrollment plan to better serve students in and around the Kilgore College district,” said Dr. Amir Mirmiran, UT Tyler provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. “By working together and offering co-advising, students will have a much clearer picture of their degree plan, which will, in turn, help reduce the time and the cost for their four-year degree completion.”

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About Kilgore College:

Kilgore College is an accredited public two-year community college that has met the academic and workforce needs of East Texas since 1935 by providing a learner-centered environment that focuses on student access, success and completion via collaborative partnerships. KC promotes great value – primarily for its 20-member school district service area in Northeast Texas – with a highly competitive cost and more than 140 academic majors for students to choose from.

About UT Tyler:

With a mission to improve educational and health care outcomes for East Texas and beyond, UT Tyler offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate programs to nearly 10,000 students. Through its alignment with UT Tyler Health Science Center and UT Health East Texas, UT Tyler has unified these entities to serve Texas with quality education, cutting-edge research and excellent patient care. Classified by Carnegie as a doctoral research institution and by U.S. News & World Report as a national university, UT Tyler has campuses in Tyler, Longview, Palestine and Houston.

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