TAMU-CC Announces Transfer Student Partnership with San Jacinto College

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas –Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi, in collaboration with San Jacinto College, has announced the creation of a formal partnership agreement creating clearer pathways for future Islander transfer students.

TAMU-CC President and CEO Dr. Kelly Miller alongside San Jacinto College Chancellor Dr. Brenda Hellyer, signed the partnership agreement during the San Jacinto College Board of Trustees meeting earlier this month.

“We are extremely honored to welcome San Jacinto College as members of our Islander community,” Miller said. “Through this new partnership, we are establishing new and clearer pathways for students to transform their collegiate journey into life-long career opportunities. This partnership opens up a world of possibilities and will help more students make their Islander Impact.”

San Jacinto College, established in 1961, is located in East Harris County and serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually throughout its five campuses.

As part of the agreement, interested San Jacinto students with a grade point average of 2.0 or greater may apply to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at any time during their enrollment at San Jacinto and enjoy the benefit of a waived application and admission fee. 

“We want to make sure that the transfer process for every student is an enjoyable experience,” Loida González Utley, TAMU-CC Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment, said. “Our university is committed to providing students with a seamless transition. We truly understand the needs of transfer students, and as we continue to learn more about those needs, we make adjustments tailored to meet the gaps.”

According to Andy Benoit, TAMU-CC Vice President of Enrollment Management, current enrollment numbers for transfer students have gone up by 10%  for fall 2021.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome new students to our campus and help continue their journey through higher education,” Benoit said. “It is our mission to create accessible resources and opportunities for students everywhere to attend college and follow their passion to completion.”

A maximum of 66 semester credit hours earned at San Jacinto College with a grade of C or better will be accepted and applied to designated TAMU-CC degree plans.

“This agreement will provide students not only a seamless transfer opportunity but also a chance to complete their bachelor’s degree at one of the top institutions in Texas,” Hellyer said.

In addition to the new partnership with San Jacinto College, the Island University is working to secure contracts with at least five other colleges and recently earned a spot on the 2021 Phi Theta Kappa Transfer Honor Roll. The distinction recognizes four-year colleges and universities that have developed dynamic transfer pathways that lead to excellence and success among community college transfer students.