College notes, Nov. 3

November 3, 2013 

Lander to offer free housing to qualifying freshmen

Lander University has announced plans to offer free housing for the fall 2014 semester to qualifying freshmen who commit to the school by Jan. 15.

In addition to enrolling early, students interested in participating in the Early Decision Enrollment program also must complete at least six hours of study at the school next summer and score at least 1100 on the math and reading portions of the SAT.

Claflin, O-C Tech reach deal to transfer credits

Claflin University and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College have established a formal agreement to facilitate the transfer of academic credit between the two schools.

Students who take specific courses at Orangeburg-Calhoun will be able to transfer to Claflin to earn bachelor’s degrees in education (early, elementary or mid-level) and politics and justice studies.

The partnership also will allow professional and continuing studies students at Orangeburg-Calhoun to transfer to Claflin for bachelor’s degrees in sociology and criminal justice administration or organizational management.

Oldest building at Coastal Carolina to be renovated

The Singleton building, the oldest structure on Coastal Carolina University’s campus, is facing a renovation, though the extent of the work has not been determined and could cost up to $10 million.

The potential cost is $6 million more than the $4 million already approved by the board of trustees for cosmetic improvements to the building, such as new paint and carpeting.

The university asked the board at its last meeting for the additional funds. They would cover a more extensive renovation, including gutting and restructuring the building’s interior.

Contributing: The Myrtle Beach Sun News, Rebekah Friedman

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