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Millsaps College partners with Hinds CC, other community colleges to strengthen transfer student opportunities

An agreement signed between Millsaps College and each of the state’s 15 community and junior colleges, including Hinds Community College, enhances the opportunities for students to transfer directly from a community or junior college campus to the Millsaps campus in Jackson. The agreement outlines coursework that aligns with the Compass Curriculum followed by all students at Millsaps.

“Millsaps College is an excellent college with high standards. We are so pleased that Millsaps sees the strengths to be found in our students and is actively seeking their transfer to their campus,” said Hinds President Dr. Clyde Muse. “This is particularly significant for Hinds Community College because Millsaps College is in the city of Jackson right in the heart of our district.”

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Hinds Community College President Dr. Clyde Muse, left, and Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College

Millsaps has, for several years, worked to attract transfer students from community and junior colleges.

“The execution of this agreement streamlines the path for students to transfer from community and junior college campuses across Mississippi, where they have been building an incredibly strong academic foundation, into the classrooms at Millsaps,” said Dr. Robert W. Pearigen, president of Millsaps College. “We are proud to partner with these institutions from around the state and support their students as they continue their education and find their path in the world.”

Millsaps College offers the following support specific to transfer students:

  • Students who have at least a 2.8 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $10,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students with at least a 3.2 GPA and 30 transferrable credit hours are guaranteed admission and at least $15,000 in scholarship funds.
  • Students who are part of Phi Theta Kappa honorary society with a GPA of 3.5 and 30 transferrable credit hours are eligible for at least $17,000 in scholarship funds.

 

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Hinds Community College is celebrating its 100th year of Community Inspired Service in 2017. Hinds opened in September 1917 first as an agricultural high school and admitted college students for the first time in 1922, with the first class graduating in 1927. In 1982 Hinds Junior College and Utica Junior College merged, creating the Hinds Community College District. Today, as Mississippi’s largest community college, Hinds Community College is a comprehensive institution with six locations. Hinds offers quality, affordable educational opportunities with academic programs of study leading to seamless university transfer and career and technical programs teaching job-ready skills. To learn more, visit www.hindscc.edu or call 1.800.HindsCC.

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    Cathy Hayden is a 30-year career journalist with a bachelor's degree in journalism and English from the University of Mississippi and a master of theological studies from Spring Hill College in Mobile. Hayden, who covered education at The Clarion-Ledger for 17 years, came to Hinds Community College in January 2007.

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