COPY-KC makes transferring to black colleges easier

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - The five-campus Metropolitan Community College system in Kansas City has reached its first deal to make it easier for students to transfer to historically black colleges and universities.

The debut agreement is with Clark Atlanta University. Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Mark James says the system wants to "develop a rich catalog" of agreements with other historically black colleges and universities.

The agreement takes effect this fall and provides Metropolitan Community College students transferring to Clark equal access to registration, class enrollment and financial aid if they do two things. They must have completed at least 58 credit hours of approved courses at the MCC system and maintained a minimum 2.5 GPA.

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