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Newberry College streamlines admission for technical college graduates

July 8, 2024


NEWBERRY — Newberry College has announced that it is streamlining its admission process for all graduates of community and technical colleges.


Any student who has completed an associate degree with a grade of C or better from an accredited institution will meet Newberry College’s general education requirements, except for Religion 110, and be admitted as a junior. Additionally, transfer students will no longer be required to live on campus.


“Newberry College is committed not only to being transfer-friendly, but making a life-changing education more accessible to students coming out of technical and community colleges,” said Dr. Beth Hinga, vice president for academic affairs. “This new policy will make it easier for students to pursue their chosen careers and get to work quicker and more affordably.”


Prior to the changes, the college waived most core requirements for those with Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degrees, but not Associate of Applied Science degrees. The institution signed agreements with the South Carolina Technical College System in 2021 to streamline the process for those with respiratory care degrees; and with Piedmont Technical College in 2023 for those with early care & education, advertising design, and digital rendering & gaming development degrees. In-person transfer students were also previously required to live on-campus.


These policy changes will make earning a Newberry College bachelor's faster and less expensive for all associate degree holders, provided they meet the GPA criteria, and the associate degree-granting institution is accredited by a regional, specialized or national organization recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation or the U.S. Department of Education. When determining a course-to-course transfer for degree requirements, the course will be assessed on the level of the course and the title.


Newberry College’s admission is rolling, meaning students can submit their applications at any time and receive a prompt admission decision.


To apply or learn more, visit, email, or call 803-321- 5127.

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