UPDATED: Monday, September 16, 2013 - 6:58pm
Waco, TX — Baylor and McLennan Community College finalized an agreement Monday to streamline the transfer process between the two.
The schools already have programs in place that link the two, but a 'memorandum of understanding' signed Monday will create a distinct program for entering MCC students.
The idea is to allow MCC students who know they want to transfer to Baylor to get on a fast-track to do so.
Once students meet specific criteria, a transfer to Baylor should be seamless.
“We at Baylor want to join hands with MCC and council, so that students who begin their educational journey here at MCC, whether they are from a local high school or an international venue or wherever they’re from, can work collaboratively together," said Baylor President Ken Starr in a press conference Monday afternoon.
The program will be called Baylor Bound.
It will start in the fall of 2014 and offer roughly 70 different degree options for MCC students.