The JCTC transfer discount creates a clear path for transfer students to earn a bachelor’s degree

There are many reasons why a student may choose to begin their college career at a community college. So when they are ready to complete a bachelor’s degree, Spalding University wants them to have no doubts about the individualized support system they will have in our community and the financial savings they will access.

As part of the partnership, This tuition discount saves over $12,000 per year for full-time students. Spalding has designed these tuition rates to be among the lowest in the area.

  • Full Time Students – $6,900 / semester
  • Part Time Students – $460 / credit hour

The JCTC transfer discount is a continued investment and partnership designed to support community college students who begin their journey at a two-year school and eventually transfer to Spalding, providing options to finish in as little as two years with a bachelors for specific programs. Transfer students will get many of the perks of being Spalding students — access to facilities, the option for on-campus housing, the option to buy a meal plan and parking pass — all while attending JCTC.

Within one block of each other in downtown Louisville, Spalding University is proud to partner with Jefferson Community and Technical College (JCTCS) to create an affordable college transfer opportunity. This program allows students from the JCTC campus to easily transfer their credits with no application fee.

This long standing agreement between Spalding and JCTC summarizes the cooperative efforts to establish a partnership for students who desire to transfer upon successful completion of their associate’s degrees.

“Spalding has been a part of this community since the Sisters of Nazareth started the University in 1920,” SU President Tori Murden-McClure said. “As we refocus on our community, connecting with our neighbors increasingly becomes important. We want to encourage students to be lifelong learners: What better place to build community and encourage learning than at JCTC. We are committed to creating affordable pathways for students to continue their education career.”

The program’s goal is to increase the number of degrees completed by students in the region, and reinforce each institution’s commitment to serve the evolving and diverse workforce demands while expanding educational opportunities.

Transfer students will rest easy in the knowledge that we’ll help them find the right classes to transfer, allowing them to cost-effectively navigate between schools without lost credits. They will get to know SU’s admissions staff. When the time comes to officially join the Spalding family, the path will already have been carved out for them.

Through this transfer pathway Spalding and JCTC will cooperate to promote a successful undergraduate experience for students who wish to attend both institutions. This partnership will result in better service to students and will increase the potential for future collaboration.

“Speaking as someone who completed their degree as a transfer student, this pathway is simple and streamlined,” SU Director of Admissions Jill Gaines said. “Our goal is to empower our JCTC neighbors with two important things, how long and how much. Your time is valuable and we are here to make sure we don’t waste a second of it. We encourage any JCTC student to make an appointment or just stop by. Bring your transcripts, we are ready!”

Spalding wants all students to succeed. SU’s 6-week block scheduling creates huge flexibility for working students and parents looking to return to school. Our small class sizes ensure students get more attention and assistance than larger schools can offer.

Ultimately, this is part of Spalding University and JCTC’s ongoing work to eliminate barriers for students in achieving their educational goals. This includes total coverage of transferable credits, reverse transfer back to JCTC, and access to the numerous benefits Spalding students obtain.

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