New ASU & Miami-Dade College Agreement Assists Students in Furthering Their Education

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By Kenneth Mullinax/ASU. 

Officials with Alabama State University (ASU) and Miami-Dade College (MDC) executed a memorandum of understanding recently to announce and conclude an agreement that provides a pathway for qualified MDC students to enroll for study at ASU with the goal of obtaining a bachelor’s degree.

Both ASU President Quinton T. Ross Jr., and Interim MDC President Rolando Montoya signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to formalize an agreement that will allow all interested and qualified Miami-Dade College students who meet identified criteria an effortless transfer process to attend and obtain a degree from a four-year university - ASU.  

"This joint Memorandum of Understanding between Alabama State University and Miami-Dade College gives interested students at MDC an opportunity to participate in a seamless enrollment process, which means that qualified students may obtain a four-year degree from ASU," said President Ross.

Alabama State University's Dr. Tanjula Petty, who is the University's interim assistant provost for Academic Affairs, has been integrally involved in working with both schools to put the agreement together.

"Alabama State University takes pride in serving our community in creative ways that includes inviting students from neighboring states like Florida to attend ASU," Petty said.

She says that the newly signed MOU is a "win-win" situation for both institutions of higher education. Petty said that the MOU allows any MDC student who receives an in majors that align with ASU's curriculum acceptance into the University's degree program. Additionally, she said that ASU will accept credit hours of appropriate coursework toward a degree from a MDC student. 

"This agreement demonstrates how ASU and Miami-Dade College are working together to meet the education needs of the students at each school. We are honored to be a partner with Miami Dade College in this endeavor," Petty stated.



ASU's Ross said the entire agreement is about student success, via a great partnership between the two schools.

"At ASU ,we believe opportunity changes everything, and providing Miami-Dade College students an opportunity to transition to ASU with a continuation of access to quality and affordable higher education is a top priority for us," Ross said.  "We are also delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with the Miami Dade College and add this institution to Alabama State University's institutional partners. This MOU exemplifies our commitment to creating new avenues to higher education for all students," Ross added.

"It's all about student success," Ross said. "This is a great partnership between our two schools, which we believe can be a successful example nationwide," he added.

"By signing this agreement, ASU and MDC are promoting and providing its students with an opportunity to achieve far reaching heights in their education and careers,” said Ross. "After all, we are all about helping students."