Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) and Coker College teamed up with the signing of a bridge partnership agreement on Tuesday, June 27, 2017. This Bridge Program will make it easier for FDTC students to transfer to Coker College and earn their four-year degree.
FDTC President Dr. Ben Dillard and Coker President Dr. Robert Wyatt signed the agreement in the 5000 Building on FDTC’s main campus. Leaders from both colleges were also in attendance.
Students who are accepted into the program will receive dual admission, dual advisement and dual student development opportunities from both colleges. The Bridge Program agreement marks the first time that the two institutions have come together to form a partnership.
“This is yet another example of how FDTC collaborates with its neighboring institutions of higher learning toward enhancing opportunities for the citizens of Pee Dee region,” said Dr. Suresh Tiwari, Vice President for Academic Affairs.
FDTC students who apply to the Bridge Program will complete developmental and other required coursework at Coker towards a baccalaureate program.
Benefits for Bridge Program Participants:
- FDTC students may attend Coker College athletic and cultural events at no cost.
- Coker College will provide an academic advisor that will provide academic information as well as course selection to students in the Bridge Program.
- The application fee will be waived for Bridge Program participants when they apply for admission to Coker College.
- FDTC students may transfer a maximum of 76 semester hours with a grade of C or better to Coker College. A list of transferable courses is posted on coker.edu/bridgeprogram.
- Bridge Program participants will attend an orientation program on the Coker College campus prior to the beginning of their initial attendance.