Southern Arkansas University recently signed a dual admission memorandum of understanding (MOU) with South Arkansas Community College (SouthArk) and SAU Tech (Tech). The purpose of the MOU is to simplify and expedite the college-to-university transfer process. To qualify for the benefits listed in the MOU, students must complete a dual admission request form within their first 30 hours of course work at SouthArk or Tech and must begin coursework at SAU within one year of receiving an associate degree. Program benefits to students include personal academic advising and transcript review from SAU annually, transfer planning, access to SAU facilities, career services, student activities, library, and more.
Recognizing the demand for an educated labor force and the need to reduce student debt, Dr. Barbara Jones, President of SouthArk, facilitated the MOU to help students realize cost-effective pathways to earning a bachelor’s degree in a timely process. Signing the MOUs between SAU and area colleges are Dr. Barbara Jones, South Arkansas Community College President; Dr. Trey Berry, Southern Arkansas University President; and Dr. Jason Morrison, SAU Tech Chancellor. Members of each campus witnessed the signing, along with students from SouthArk who will immediately benefit from the new MOU.