|Published: 9:23 AM, 06/19/2013
||Last updated: 9:24 AM, 06/19/2013
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
MADISONVILLE-The Monroe County School
System is "dualing" out whether it will be Hiwassee College or
Cleveland State Community College who they partner with for dual
At the Board of Education meeting on
Thursday night, 2nd District member Janie Harrill asked the board to
continue their partnership with Monroe County's own Hiwassee College.
While both colleges had representatives present at the meeting, most
questions were pointed at Hiwassee.
"We know for a fact that not all
things transfer from Cleveland State to other colleges either," she
said. "Hiwassee will work with the student and go to a lot of
different means to make sure the classes are transferrable. They will
even challenge it if a college turns down a credit."
There have been multiple complaints
about Hiwassee's credits transferring, however, in recent years.
"My concern is that we've had young
people take the classes, spend a lot of time and money, then go to
transfer those classes and they won't transfer," said Chairman Bob
Lovingood. "That's a big question in my mind. I want to support
Hiwassee College, but we cannot have our young students taking
classes that won't transfer."
Misunderstanding the system
Hiwassee College President Robin
Tricoli said there is a lot of misunderstanding about how credits
"Credits across institutions don't
necessarily always transfer. We go to the high schools at the
beginning of every semester. If a student knows where they want to
go, we'll try to make sure that the credits will transfer there in
advance. We are willing to work, on behalf of the student, to make
sure they do."
There are currently 37 institutions
listed on Hiwassee's website who have verified that they will accept
Hiwassee College's credits either as direct transfer or case-by-case
basis. This is not an exhaustive list, however, said Tricoli.
See full story in the Wednesday, June 19, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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