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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct 8, 2009    #118
Contact: Laura Byerley
(816) 235-1592

Metropolitan Community College and UMKC sign dual admission agreement

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Metropolitan Community College (MCC) and the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) have signed a dual admission agreement that allows students to seamlessly transition from MCC to UMKC.

Through the dual admission agreement, MCC students can complete an online form that indicates their plans to transfer to UMKC. Each semester, UMKC academic advisors will review MCC student transcripts to evaluate how credits may transfer. The agreement also allows students to transfer UMKC credits to MCC.

"This agreement is a great partnership between the two largest educational institutions in Kansas City," said MCC Chancellor Jackie Snyder. "We're pleased to give our students this opportunity to more easily continue their education."

Dual admission students can utilize several UMKC programs and services, such as those offered by UMKC Career Services and Multicultural Student Affairs. In addition, they can participate in intramural sports at UMKC’s Swinney Recreation Center.

"As Kansas City's university, we strive to make higher education accessible to all students and are pleased to be able to partner with Metropolitan Community College on this dual admission program," said Mel Tyler, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management. "This agreement will help MCC students as they transfer to earn their bachelor’s degrees."

For more information about the agreement, visit http://www.umkc.edu/admissions/dap/.

About MCC: MCC began in 1915 and was the first community college to award an associate’s degree in the United States. MCC has five campuses-Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley and the Business & Technology- that serve 46,000 students annually through credit and non-credit courses and business services. More information can be found at www.mcckc.edu.

About UMKC: The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a four-part mission: life and health sciences; visual and performing arts; urban issues and education; and a vibrant learning and campus life experience.

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