Salem College has announced a new co-admission agreement with Forsyth Technical Community College (Forsyth Tech) to facilitate degree completion and student success by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities, and support systems.

“Forsyth Tech is excited to collaborate with Salem College in this agreement,” said President of Forsyth Tech Janet N. Spriggs. “Having this strategic alliance will offer tremendous benefits to our students and to the community in demonstrating how higher education works together to improve student completion and success.”

“Salem College is honored to be a key member of the wonderful higher education eco-system that we have in Winston-Salem,” Salem College President Sandra Doran said.  “We offer a diverse and inclusive community at Salem College as we prepare graduates to make a bold impact locally, nationally, and globally.  We’re thrilled to welcome Forsyth Tech students to our campus.”

In partnership, Salem College and Forsyth Tech will enhance and expand the educational opportunities for Forsyth Tech’s Associate in Arts (AA), Associate in Science (AS), and Associate in Applied Science (AAS) graduates. Salem College will establish a seamless, guaranteed transfer guide for Forsyth Tech’s AA, AS, and AAS graduates with a 2.0 grade point average or higher for the Bachelor of Arts degree. In most cases, up to 60 hours of transfer credit will be accepted. Salem College will maintain a part-time Coordinator of Transfer Admission on Forsyth Tech’s campus one day each week.

Initially, Salem College will offer a Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Studies to Forsyth Tech students who meet admission requirements. Recruitment will begin immediately upon signing with classes being offered in the Spring 2020 term. Both colleges will participate in a joint Advisory Committee comprised of Salem College and Forsyth Tech faculty, staff, and/or administration that will meet twice a year to review this partnership.

Forsyth Tech has launched four new co-admission partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical University, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and Winston-Salem State University, to improve student access to undergraduate and graduate education. The programs began enrolling students this fall.