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University of West Florida and Pensacola State College announce new partnership

The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College announced a new partnership today, as the two institutions establish the PSC2UWF program. This program will provide students the opportunity to complete an associate’s degree program at PSC and transfer to UWF to complete a bachelor’s degree.

“It is a great day when two institutions, that have partnered together since their origins, find new ways to serve our students and support the goals of our region and state,” said Bense. “This partnership will streamline processes, create efficiencies and expand offerings but most importantly, it will enhance the student experience and opportunities. Together UWF and PSC can harness the full potential of our students and prepare them for the professional workforce.”

UWF President Dr. Judy Bense and PSC President Dr. Edward Meadows introduced the program today at a signing ceremony. UWF and PSC will share joint coordination of the program, which includes executing outreach to high school students and other members of the community in an effort to encourage them to pursue an associate’s degree through PSC, while also providing tailored, intensive advising that will place students on a path toward a bachelor’s degree from UWF.

“We often ask ourselves what is best for our students and Dr. Bense and I have that discussion often,” Meadows said. “There is no doubt that, as proven at other colleges, the ‘Direct Admit’ agreement between Pensacola State and the University of West Florida is in the best interest of students who wish to transfer to our regional university. This agreement will streamline the process and ensure that the courses taken at PSC will place each student in the position of taking full advantage of the opportunity to be admitted to the University of West Florida at the same time they are admitted to PSC.”

Students enrolled at PSC will be offered admission to UWF early in their academic career in order to receive personalized and attentive transition services for a seamless transfer.

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