UNCG announces co-admission program with Rockingham Community College

Dana Dunn and Mark Kinlaw signing documents

UNCG today announced a new co-admission agreement with Rockingham Community College (RCC) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities and support systems.

The UNCG-RCC “Spartan Passage” partnership expands opportunities for transfer students, regardless of location, to access and complete their baccalaureate degrees in a selection of nearly 60 popular majors including business administration, biology, psychology and computer science.

The first of its kind in Rockingham County, the UNCG-RCC partnership is significant for the mostly rural community, with an average population density of 250 people or less per square mile. Rockingham is not alone; approximately 2.2 million people – one in five North Carolinians – live in the state’s rural communities. Of the 100 counties in the state, 80 are considered rural.

“Our new partnership is designed to improve accessibility to resources and expand educational choices for RCC students,” said UNCG Chancellor Franklin D. Gilliam, Jr. “With a seamless transition to our campus, this collaboration with RCC will produce a greater number of qualified graduates in a shorter timeframe at a tremendous cost-savings.”

“Rockingham Community College is excited to partner more closely with UNC Greensboro, a university with such a rich history,” said RCC President Dr. Mark O. Kinlaw. “Traditionally, UNCG has been the primary university of choice for RCC students who want to transfer and complete a four-year degree. Making this a more seamless transfer for our students, I think, will help to encourage more RCC students to look more closely at UNCG to further their education. This is such a great opportunity for our students. They can co-enroll and have access to all the resources that a major university can provide, from access to their library, tutorial and advising services, to their fitness and wellness center and much more. It also gives our students the opportunity to enjoy the smaller environment that RCC offers while also easing our students into the larger environment of a major university. I believe this is a win for both RCC and UNCG, and I am very thankful to the UNCG administration for making this possible for RCC students.”

Application for the Spartan Passage program has been streamlined to benefit students. Prospective students complete one application, with a waived application fee for UNCG. Admitted students will have access to campus facilities, events, activities and services, including UNCG’s Jackson Library (in-house and online), the new Leonard J. Kaplan Center for Wellness, academic advising and financial aid, among other benefits.

In summer 2017, UNCG launched two new co-admission partnerships with Guilford Technical Community College (GTCC) and Alamance Community College (ACC) to improve student access to undergraduate and graduate education.

For more information on the RCC, GTCC and ACC programs, visit admissions.uncg.edu/apply-coadmissions-programs.php.

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