A bridge program that allows students to have dual enrollment and seamless transfer between Pellissippi State Community College and UT will open its doors to more students and become more affordable, thanks to changes being implemented for the coming year. UT Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and Pellissippi President Anthony Wise met at 10:00 a.m. today to sign a memorandum of understanding enhancing the Volunteer Bridge Program.
Bridge Program News
Seventy-five freshmen are now studying at UT Knoxville as part of the new dual-enrollment program with Pellissippi State Community College. Guided by advisers on both campuses, these Bridge Program students are attending the second summer session at UT and taking a set of credit courses to help them adjust to college life and get a head start on their UT degree.
Sixty students have now confirmed their attendance in a new program in which students will be dually enrolled at UT Knoxville and Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). The agreement formalizing the bridge program was signed this week by UT Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy G. Cheek and PSCC President Allen Edwards.
Starting this summer, a pilot group of students will be dually enrolled at UT Knoxville and Pellissippi State Community College (PSCC). This new bridge program — the type of partnership required by the 2010 Complete College Act of Tennessee — will allow some students who are wait-listed for admission at UT to tackle initial program requirements at the community college.