Cleveland State and Tennessee Wesleyan sign Dual Admission agreement

Cleveland, TN (WDEF)- Cleveland State and Tennessee Wesleyan sign a Dual Admission agreement, aiding students to pursue a four year degree.

On Wednesday, Dr. Harley Knowles, President of Tennessee Wesleyan College, and Dr. Bill Seymour, President of Cleveland State Community College, signed the Dual Admission agreement between the two colleges.

In response to the Tennessee Promise, which guarantees every Tennessee student two free years at a community college, this agreement provides students the opportunity to complete their Associate’s degree at Cleveland State and then progressing to Tennessee Wesleyan to complete their Bachelor’s degree.

"The Tennessee Promise can really be a win-win for everybody," Dr. Seymour said "the ultimate concept is it gets more students in the pipeline of higher education. The more students that get in that pipeline, that’s more students to have available to be educated."

Students who are granted admission into the program will receive student ID cards for both campuses, allowing them access to both colleges’  libraries and other resources for the extent of their involvement with the program.

"Imagine how exciting this is from a student’s point of view," Dr. Knowles said "You can really double your educational value by participating in both institutions, and we get to develop a relationship with some really top students This just gives us an opportunity to get to know them earlier and inculcate them into our community, so that they can be a part of our family a little bit earlier."

Tennessee Wesleyan College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution affiliated with the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church.

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