Motlow, TCAT partner to make student transfers easier

Motlow Murfreesboro Vice President Dr. Echelle Eady, TCAT Murfreesboro President Dr. Carol Puryear, and Motlow State President Dr. Michael Torrence sign an articulation agreement that will make student tranfers easier. {Photo Provided}

LOCAL NEWS — Motlow State Community College and Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT) –Murfreesboro recently announced a partnership that will create a smooth transfer process for students studying nursing, cyber defense, business office, and mechatronics.

The articulation agreement between the schools will facilitate the transfer of TCAT – Murfreesboro students to Motlow; provide specific advisement for TCAT – Murfreesboro students who intend to transfer to Motlow; and, encourage academic and administrative coordination between the institutions. Transfer students from TCAT – Murfreesboro to Motlow may also receive credit for prior learning and certifications.

“This partnership provides expanded opportunities for students in Rutherford County and surrounding areas,” said Scott Shasteen, Motlow communications director. “Motlow nursing, cyber defense, business office, and mechatronics graduates enjoy high placement rates in high-demand, high-wage occupations.”

In particular TCAT – Murfreesbor LPN graduates will able to more easily transition into the Motlow LPN-RN program.

Students wishing to transfer credits to Motlow must meet the admissions requirements, and Motlow reserves the right to reject any student’s admission in accordance with its standard policies and procedures. Transfer students from TCAT-Murfreesboro will provide an official transcript of completed courses to Motlow.

For more information, visit the Motlow College website by clicking here. •

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Class of 2020: TN Promise applications now open

Class of 2020 students who apply for the TN Promise Scholarship may use it at Motlow State Community College and other two-year programs. {Photo Provided}

STATE NEWS — Applications for the TN Promise scholarship, which provides two years of tuition-free attendance at a community or technical college, opened on August 1. All high school seniors interested in the scholarship must register online before November 1 to be qualified.

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state. It provides students a last-dollar scholarship, meaning the scholarship will cover the cost of tuition and mandatory fees not covered by the Pell grant, the HOPE scholarship, or the Tennessee Student Assistance Award. Students may use the scholarship at any of the state’s 13 community colleges and 27 colleges of applied technology including the Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Shelbyville and Motlow State Community College.

Applications are available at The site also contains a handy checklist for students (and parents) to make sure they meet all relevant deadlines. •

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