Agreement Between Island University and Coastal Bend College Makes Transferring Easier for Students

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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend College (CBC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding establishing a joint admissions, transfer, and enrollment program between the two schools during a ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 6, on the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi campus.  

The program will provide a more seamless transition for students by allowing them to transfer from one institution to the other, alternate enrollment between institutions, or enroll concurrently at both schools.

“We’re excited to partner with Coastal Bend College to facilitate access to higher education in the Coastal Bend community,” said Dr. Flavius Killebrew, President and CEO of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.  “Through these types of partnerships, our many online programs, and our flexible semester structures, we’re ensuring that students with all types of schedules and circumstances have the ability to get a degree.”

Students entering the program must choose and declare enrollment as a degree-seeking student at either CBC or Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and follow the core curriculum requirements of that institution. A reverse transfer program allows students who transferred to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi prior to the completion of an associate degree to transfer A&M-Corpus Christi course work to CBC towards an associate degree.

“These are the type of higher education partnerships that increase success for students; when we work together we can offer more program options and services to students with diverse career interests,” said Dr. Beatriz Espinoza, President of Coastal Bend College. “By joining with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, we are building a stronger economy and cadre of professionals to support the Coastal Bend community.”

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