HARTSVILLE - Coker College and Florence-Darlington Technical College have created a bridge program to make it easier for tech students to get a bachelor's degree from Coker.
The program will include dual admission, dual advisement and dual student development opportunities. "Our goal is to enhance their academic preparation so they can continue their education by earning a degree at Coker," said Robert Wyatt, Coker's president.
The enroll in the bridge program, students must declare their intent to transfer to Coker and submit an official information form to the admissions office of either school.
Tech students transferring 30 or more hours of college-level credit with at least a 2.0 grade-point average will be admitted to Coker. To transfer less than 30 hours of credit, students need to have a high school grade-point-average of at least 2.85, a minimum SAT score of 830 or a minimum ACT score of 17. Such students also will need to complete an admissions application for either school.
Tech students in the bridge program will be allowed to use Coker's library, access the school's wireless network and attend Coker athletic and cultural events at Coker student rates.