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KCTCS, Asbury University partner for greater educational attainment

A new agreement between Asbury University and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System creates a seamless and supportive transfer opportunity for KCTCS students to continue their education at Asbury, including through the Asbury Online modality, helping further the institutions’ shared mission of increased educational attainment in the Commonwealth.

KCTCS’ Acting Provost Reneau Waggoner and Asbury University President Kevin Brown exchange pennants following the signing ceremony.“We’re very excited to partner with Asbury University to offer pathways to bachelor’s degrees,” said Reneau Waggoner, KCTCS acting provost and vice president. “For our place-bound students and those who need flexible schedules, Asbury Online provides a great option with seamless program-to-program pathways in several high-need majors.”

Asbury offers a diverse range of educational opportunities on campus and online, including flexible schedule formats in high-demand fields with direct pathways for Associate of Arts (A.A.) or Associate of Science (A.S.) graduates entering education, business, digital content creation, instructional design, social work, and leadership and ministry degree programs through Asbury Online. Several of these programs also offer pathways to online graduate programs. The in-person transfer options at Asbury include more than 130 areas of study.

“With a shared commitment to keeping talented Kentucky students in the commonwealth, Asbury is excited to partner with KCTCS to maximize the application and acceptance of student transfer credit, provide program-to-program degree agreements, and provide intuitive and relevant pathways for students to meet their educational goals,” said Asbury President Kevin Brown. 

Asbury University and all 16 of the colleges within KCTCS are accredited by SACSCOC. This agreement seeks to maximize the acceptance and application of transfer credit from KCTCS to Asbury University, at any time during the transfer process. Students earning an A.A. or A.S. from KCTCS receive transfer credits for Asbury’s foundations courses except for Bible classes. In addition to a variety of other benefits, many of these programs are tailored to directly meet urgent workforce needs throughout the state, while providing care and support for students through smaller class settings.

Bethany Henry, a mom of three and a full-time facilitator for a thriving ministry,  transferred to Asbury from JCTC.

“My transfer from KCTCS to Asbury University was smooth and straightforward,” said BethanyHenry, a junior leadership and ministry major. “As a wife, mother of three, and full-time facilitator for a thriving ministry, among other treasured roles, this ease was vital for me as a student. Asbury’s caring staff encouraged me every step of the way. Asbury ensured that I received full credit for my hours with KCTCS. I even benefitted from a transfer scholarship from Asbury. I am excited to continue learning at Asbury as I grow in God’s purposes for my life.”

Learn more about Asbury’s transfer process and scholarships at asbury.edu/kctcs.