Shelton State Community College and Miles College have partnered to create scholarship opportunities and a new pathway to earning a bachelor's degree.

According to a press release announcing the partnership, there are four components to the new agreement between the schools -- a collaborative and seamless transfer process, scholarship eligibility, reverse transfer credit and student services.

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“We are proud to partner with Miles College, a fellow HBCU, to increase opportunities for Shelton State students,” said SSCC President Chris Cox. “This agreement provides access to a world-class institution and helps further our goal of educating Alabama’s future workforce.”

Shelton State students will be considered for admission to Miles College after earning an Associate of Arts or Science with a maximum of 64 semester hours transferring. To qualify, students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0. The partnership will provide reciprocal privileges for use of Miles College’s Library Resource Center, College and Career Center, as well as admission to athletic events. There are also opportunities for advising from both Shelton State and Miles College.

“We are extremely pleased and happy to enter into this agreement," said Bobbie Knight, J.D., President of Miles College, "the partnership will provide a solid educational pathway for our next-generation leaders. Miles College students, faculty, and staff eagerly await the arrival of our Golden Bear students."

The institutions’ leaders will sign an articulation agreement during a ceremony Wednesday, November 16, at 11:00 a.m. at SSCC’s Martin Campus (9500 Old Greensboro Road, Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35405).

For more information, contact Dr. Steven Hairston, Miles College Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Development at, or Ashleigh Aldridge, Shelton State Community College Director of Media and Communication at

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