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Two years ago East Central College and the University of Missouri-Columbia completed an articulation agreement so ECC students interested in earning a bachelor’s degree in journalism could  transfer seamlessly to MU to complete their studies.


Details about that transfer program will be outlined Thursday, April 18, at the ECC campus in Union.  An advisor from the MU School of Journalism and the transfer coordinator from the Columbia campus will attend an information session starting at 7 p.m. in Room 100 of ECC’s Health and Science Building.


“We encourage family members to accompany their high school students to the free event to learn about this transfer agreement, noted Leigh Kolb, ECC English and journalism instructor and journalism adviser.  “If enrolling in Mizzou’s Journalism School is the ultimate goal, starting out at ECC can allowstudents to save money while completing their basic courses.”    


ECC students who earn an associate of arts in journalism degree are guaranteed that MU will accept designated freshman and sophomore journalism credits and all general education credits. The three journalism courses students take at ECC cover an introduction to mass communications, newswriting and diversity in the media.   “The courses are applied to the bachelor of journalism degree in a manner consistent with the treatment of students enrolled on the Columbia campus,” noted Kolb.


"We are excited to offer this opportunity to the students at East Central as we prepare them to be successful at MU's world-renowned journalism school,” Kolb said.  She stated that the articulation agreement highlights a shared commitment by ECC and the Missouri School of Journalism to increase opportunities for student access to and success in higher education.


In addition to the MU staff attending the April 18 event, an admissions representative from ECC will be on hand to explain the application and registration process.  Financial aid will also be covered, specifically utilizing A+ Program funding to cover tuition costs while attending ECC.


For more information about the information session call 636-584-6643 or email:   Seats can be reserved at:

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