Under a new student transfer agreement, eligible Delgado Community College students will have a seamless path to a four-year degree at the University of New Orleans. Delgado students also will have access to new financial aid opportunities and UNO admissions counselors who can admit transfer students on Delgado’s campuses.
UNO President John Nicklow and Delgado Community College Interim Chancellor William Wainwright took part in a signing ceremony Thursday afternoon on Delgado’s City Park campus.
Here are some of the highlights of the newly signed student transfer agreement:
• Delgado students with 24 or more hours of transferable, college-level coursework, including the completion of a college-level math and English, and an overall GPA of 2.25 or higher receive guaranteed admission to UNO.
• UNO admissions counselors will hold a number of “quick admit” days on Delgado’s City Park and West Bank campuses. UNO will waive the application fee, and eligible Delgado students will be admitted to UNO on the spot.
• For students seeking admission before the completion of an associate degree, they may participate in a financial aid consortium. Students may take classes at Delgado and UNO but use financial aid through UNO to fund their education at both institutions.
• UNO will participate in a reverse transfer agreement with Delgado. Under this agreement, transcripts of students who apply and attend UNO for at least one academic year at UNO will be sent back to Delgado for articulation and possible award of an associate degree.
• All students interested in transferring to UNO will have weekly access to pre-admission advising through a transfer admission counselor in a dedicated on-campus Delgado location.
“The agreement represents a major step forward as we seek to work more closely with our partners at Delgado Community College,” Nicklow said. “This will provide Delgado students who are interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree with a clear and predictable path to achieving that objective. We hope this leads to more degree completion.”
“Strengthened collaborations between Delgado Community College and the University of New Orleans represent unity centered on student success, and this agreement represents a commitment by our institutions to expand opportunities for qualified Delgado students to achieve a baccalaureate degree by making the transfer rules and requirements seamless and supportive of achieving their goals,” Wainwright said. “Special thanks to our UNO partners for their work to create this enhanced pathway for Delgado students.”
The student transfer agreement must still be approved by the University of Louisiana System and the Louisiana Community and Technical College System.