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New Partnership Bridges Entry into Georgetown College

Presidents Julian and Greene sign “BCTC Tiger Trail Bridge to GC” agreement

Kentucky high school students who do not immediately meet Georgetown’s admission requirements may benefit from a new agreement between Georgetown and Bluegrass Community and Technical College (BCTC). The “Bridge to Georgetown College: BCTC Tiger Trail” partnership was signed by Presidents Dr. Augusta Julian of BCTC and Dr. M. Dwaine Greene of Georgetown College. Students enroll full time at BCTC, live on the Georgetown College campus, and take one course per semester at Georgetown after successful completion of their first BCTC semester. Bridge students may earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree at BCTC and then complete their Bachelor’s degree at Georgetown College. “We are pleased to be able to strengthen our ties with BCTC,” commented Dr. Greene. “Our institutions share a common goal in helping students find the right path to academic success.” “This great partnership gives students direct involvement in

campus life at Georgetown College while supporting their academic success at BCTC. With our new campus under construction in Scott County, BCTC looks forward to working closely together to support more students through the pipeline to a bachelor’s degree,” said Dr. Julian. For freshman admission, a student must submit a completed application, an official high school transcript and SAT or ACT scores to the Georgetown College Office of Admission. If a student does not meet admission requirements, but his or her application demonstrates being college-ready in English and reading with high potential upon successful completion of BCTC course work, that student may be invited to participate. Bridge students will have access to the academic support services of both colleges. Participants must earn a minimum of 24 transferable semester credit hours and have a minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average during their first year at BCTC to remain in the program.

This summer was GC’s inaugural year hosting

Georgetown Reading Camp Local civic leaders and community volunteers joined with GC faculty, staff and students to inspire 3rd through 5th grade students to develop their reading skills. Reading instruction was offered through games and activities, presentations in art and science, and by hearing celebrity guest readers.

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Profile for Georgetown College

GC Magazine Fall 2015  

GC Magazine Fall 2015