September 7, 2023 – Shelton State Community College (SSCC) and The University of Alabama (UA) are partnering to create a seamless pathway for SSCC students to transfer to UA. The institutions’ leaders will sign an articulation agreement during a ceremony on Monday, September 11, at 11:00 a.m. at Shelton State’s Martin Campus (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405).
This agreement allows UA and Shelton State to have a clearly defined transfer process and enhanced communication with students regarding transfer from the College to the University. The agreement includes scholarship opportunities, academic advising, career coaching, and counseling.
“Partnering with The University of Alabama provides Shelton State students more opportunities to continue their educations here in Tuscaloosa,” said SSCC President Dr. Chris Cox. “We hope this agreement further strengthens our relationship with UA and encourages our students to continue pursuing higher education.”
Through the agreement, students at Shelton State with a minimum 2.0 grade point average (GPA) and 24 transferable credit hours are guaranteed a seamless transfer process to UA.
Both institutions will provide designated admissions counselors to identify eligible students, facilitate a smooth transfer to UA and maximize students’ transferable coursework. Academic scholarships are also available from UA to any eligible student transferring from Shelton State.
About Shelton State Community College
Shelton State Community College, an accredited, two-year institution in the Alabama Community College System, offers over 30 associate degrees in technical and health services programs. Shelton State, located in Tuscaloosa, is one of six Historically Black Community Colleges in Alabama and one of only 12 in the nation. For nearly 70 years, the College has educated students in West Alabama and is an institution where academic skills transfer to workplace skills through progressive partnerships with local industry. SSCC is a member of the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) and competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) at the Division I level. The institution holds 29 NJCAA Region XXII Division I titles in men’s and women’s basketball and baseball, 13 National Championships in competitive cheerleading, and seven recognitions as an Academic Team of the Year for softball. For more information about Shelton State, visit www.sheltonstate.edu.
About The University of Alabama
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.