BCTC and Georgetown College partner to create bridge program for students seeking entry into college
Georgetown, Ky. Today, President Augusta Julian of Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC) and President M. Dwaine Greene of Georgetown College (GC) signed a partnership agreement that will create a bridge program for students who have applied for but do not initially meet Georgetown College admission requirements.
The bridge program will allow students to enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours at BCTC and live on the Georgetown College campus, participate in campus life at Georgetown, and be eligible to take one course per semester at Georgetown after successful completion of their first semester at BCTC.
We are pleased to be able to strengthen our ties with BCTC, said President Greene. Our institutions share a common goal in helping students find the right pathway to academic success.
Georgetown College will offer admission to the Bridge to GC Program: BCTC Tiger Trail to students
- who are first-time freshmen who do not qualify for regular admission to Georgetown College,
- who have a minimum 2.0 high school grade point average or equivalent, and
- whose academic preparation, as reflected in their application to Georgetown demonstrates
- being college ready in English and reading, and
- having a high potential of achieving good academic standing at Georgetown upon successful completion of college-level course work at BCTC.
This great partnership gives students direct involvement in campus life at Georgetown College while supporting their academic success at BCTC. With our new campus under construction in Scott County, BCTC looks forward to working closely together to support more students through the pipeline to a bachelors degree, said President Julian.
Both institutions wish to promote the successful undergraduate education of students who are admitted and enrolled. The partnership will allow Tiger Trail students to earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at BCTC and complete their Bachelors degree at Georgetown College. Students interested in the program will complete a bridge program interest form and provide ACT scores and high school transcripts. Bridge students will have access to the academic support services of both BCTC and GC.
BCTC has six campuses and three centers that are within a 30-minute drive of 95% of Central Kentuckians. The college enrolls some 18,000 students annually and provides training for business partners to more than 2,000 employees.