BCTC & Georgetown College announce bridge program

Georgetown, Ky. (June 1, 2015) — Today, Presidents Dr. Augusta Julian of Bluegrass Community and Technical College and Dr. M. Dwaine Greene of Georgetown College signed a partnership agreement that will create a bridge program for students who have applied for but do not initially meet Georgetown College admission requirements.

The bridge program will allow students to enroll in a minimum of nine credit hours at BCTC and live on the Georgetown College campus, participate in campus life at Georgetown, and be eligible to take one course per semester at Georgetown after successful completion of their first semester at BCTC.

“We are pleased to be able to strengthen our ties with BCTC,” said Dr. Greene. “Our institutions share a common goal in helping students find the right pathway to academic success.”

Georgetown College will offer admission to the “Bridge to GC Program: BCTC Tiger Trail” to students
•who are first-time freshmen who do not qualify for regular admission to Georgetown College;
•who have a minimum 2.0 high school grade point average or equivalent; and
•whose academic preparation, as reflected in their application to Georgetown demonstrates
obeing college ready in English and reading; and
ohaving a high potential of achieving good academic standing at Georgetown upon successful completion of college-level course work at BCTC.

“This great partnership gives students direct involvement in campus life at Georgetown College while supporting their academic success at BCTC. With our new campus under construction in Scott County, BCTC looks forward to working closely together to support more students through the pipeline to a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Julian.

Both institutions wish to promote the successful undergraduate education of students who are admitted and enrolled. The partnership will allow Tiger Trail students to earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at BCTC and complete their Bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College. Students interested in the program will complete a bridge program interest form and provide ACT scores and high school transcripts. Bridge students will have access to the academic support services of both BCTC and GC.

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