TAMUC and Weatherford College Create Pathway for Transfer Students

A freshly inked agreement between Texas A&M University-Commerce and Weatherford College paves a smooth pathway for transfer students between the two institutions. Representatives from both schools met at A&M-Commerce at Dallas on Monday, February 21 to sign the agreement.

Through the agreement, Weatherford College students interested in transferring to A&M-Commerce may join the TransferPride@Weatherford program through their academic advisement office. The program helps students successfully transition between the two institutions. As participants, Weatherford students receive support from both A&M-Commerce and Weatherford College throughout their journey from an associate degree to a bachelor's degree.

Among the program's benefits, qualified students from Weatherford College receive guaranteed admission to A&M-Commerce. The program also ensures that students may easily transfer credits between the two institutions. A&M-Commerce will accept at least 60 applicable and transferable college-level credits from Weatherford transfer students. Conversely, A&M-Commerce students may transfer course work back to Weatherford College to complete requirements for an associate degree.

In addition, the TransferPride program comes with attractive scholarship opportunities. A&M-Commerce will designate incentive scholarships of $500 per semester for four semesters, specifically for highly qualified Weatherford College transfer students who meet specific criteria.

Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, president of Weatherford College, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership.

“We are deeply privileged to associate with The Texas A&M University System and, more particularly, Texas A&M University-Commerce,” Farmer said. “…we look forward to expanding this opportunity for many years to come.”

Dr. Mark Rudin, president of A&M-Commerce, said the partnership fulfills the purpose of the university's new Dallas site.

“A&M-Commerce at Dallas was founded on the idea of creating partnerships and pipelines for various schools to come in and create opportunities for students,” Rudin said. “This partnership with Weatherford College perfectly fulfills that mission.”

For more information about the TransferPride@Weatherford program and how to join, contact [email protected].

Photo: (L) Dr. Mark Rudin, president of A&M-Commerce and (R) Dr. Tod Allen Farmer, president of Weatherford College