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CCCS students enrolled in the CMU Admissions Promise program will not need to retake prescribed freshman/sophomore coursework after transferring to CMU, enabling them to graduate in a timely manner.


New partnership geared towards helping transfer students succeed

A new agreement between the Colorado Community College System and Colorado Mesa University will help community college students succeed in earning a baccalaureate degree.

Under the agreement, first-time freshmen applying for admission to any of the 13 Colorado Community College System (CCCS) institutions may now enroll in a new program called the CMU Admissions Promise while they are still attending community college.
Students in the program will automatically be admitted to CMU without having to submit their high school record or test scores, and their application fee will be waived. After earning an associate’s degree from a CCCS institution, a student will begin as a junior at CMU without having to retake any of the prescribed freshman/sophomore coursework.

“Our community colleges look to strategically remove barriers to the educational aspirations of our students,” said CCCS President Nancy McCallin, PhD. “This partnership provides a clear pathway from high school to an associate’s degree to a baccalaureate degree in an affordable and seamless manner. This program will increase college degree attainment and student success to ensure the competitiveness of Colorado’s workforce in today’s global economy.”

Advisors often play a critical role in a student’s degree completion. High-quality academic advising has been repeatedly shown to have a positive impact on student retention. This partnership helps students from the time they begin their studies and then ensures the students meet regularly with the advisors to ensure they are on track.

“We really value our partnership with the Colorado Community Colleges System and we think this agreement will go a long way towards helping students achieve their goals,” said CMU President Tim Foster.

“Working together, advisors from both institutions will now have more tools at their disposal to help students save money and earn their baccalaureate degree in a timely fashion.”
CCCS is the state’s largest system of higher education, with 13 colleges across Colorado serving more than 144,000 students annually.

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