Joe Wyatt
Published May 11, 2017

A formal agreement that will help students transfer seamlessly between Amarillo College and Baylor University will be signed by the presidents of both institutions at a ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 16 at AC.

AC BU Web GraphicThe Baylor Bound partnership will be formalized on the second floor of the College Union Building on the Washington Street Campus.

AC President Russell Lowery-Hart and BU Interim President David Garland will be on hand to sign the document. Also in attendance will be Linda Brian of the Baylor Board of Regents, and Howard Batson, former chairman of the Baylor Board of Regents and senior pastor at First Baptist Church of Amarillo.

The Baylor Bound program allows Amarillo College students to have access to Baylor advisors, online degree requirement guides, special mailings and access to the Baylor Library System interlibrary loan system. After completing course work at Amarillo College, Baylor Bound students will be able to apply for scholarships available to transfer students.

“This agreement formally connects Amarillo College with Baylor in a way that will benefit any of our students who are interested in becoming Baylor Bears,” Bob Austin, AC’s vice president of student affairs, said. “Baylor has always been very gracious in working with our students during the transfer process.

“However, this agreement will ensure that the process is seamless, that the coursework our students undertake meshes perfectly with the academic pathways they wish to pursue at Baylor.”

AC students may declare their intent to transfer to Baylor before they enroll at AC or while enrolled full time. Admission to the program will be determined by Baylor University.