State Fair Community College (SFCC) and The University of Missouri – Columbia (MU) entered into an articulation agreement on Thursday, ensuring all credits under certain degrees earned at the community college transfer seamlessly to the university.

The agreement allows students who have earned an Associate in Arts (AA), an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing (AAS), or an Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) at SFCC guaranteed admission to MU, provided all current admissions standards, policies and procedures of MU are met at the time of admission to the MU bachelor’s program.

“This is a great way for students to take advantage of all of those financial opportunities that a community college affords and still get to their end goal,” said Dr. Joanna Anderson, SFCC president.

With this agreement SFCC and MU will collaborate and coordinate the recruitment and transfer of students, jointly market the partnership, and review course articulations annually to improve advisement by both institutions for transfer students.

“It reflects our commitment to everybody in Missouri, and we want to make sure that if they choose to go to a community college first, that we give them a pathway to complete a four-year degree at Mizzou,” said Dr. Alexander Cartwright, University of Missouri – Columbia chancellor.

The MU Office of Admissions will evaluate student transcripts.  MU will accept all transfer credits from SFCC geared toward a baccalaureate degree, except any courses that are technical, vocational or developmental not otherwise specified under an articulation agreement.

While coursework may be taken at a college or university other than SFCC, it will not automatically transfer to MU and must be reviewed prior to credit being issued.

Associate in Arts or AAS in Nursing graduates from SFCC, upon acceptance into the appropriate program at MU, will have junior classification at MU. Go to www.sfccmo.edu/transfer to read the agreement and other details.

In the photo:  Dr. Joanna Anderson, SFCC college president (left) and Dr. Alexander Cartwright, University of Missouri – Columbia chancellor sign an articulation agreement at the SFCC – Boonville campus.