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Eliminating the collegiate credit transfer headache

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - Officials at Western Technical College and Viterbo University signed a new co-admission agreement.

This agreement aims to eliminate the headache that involves transferring credits between the two institutions.

The new admissions process will allow students to be formally admitted to both schools.

While the two schools already have a good transfer program in place, students can now have access to resources from both colleges. This includes access to the advising staff. All of this to ensure that every credit taken at Western transfers to Viterbo and that no money is wasted.

Viterbo President Glena Temple said that this will eliminate any question as to whether or not classes taken will transfer. "Sometimes colleges change their requirements from year to year, and what this guarantee will do is make sure students are admitted under the catalog at Viterbo, and those requirements won't change," said Temple. "So they know the work they are doing at Western will immediately transfer in."

Officials from both schools also said that this joint agreement includes access to larger scholarship opportunities.

Both colleges believe that these types of programs are what make La Crosse such an attractive place to go to school.

The new co-admission agreement begins in the fall of 2020.

Warren Sears

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