National Transfer Institute Plans Move to Georgia

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The National Institute for the Study of Transfer Students (NISTS), which strives to increase access to and attainment of higher education by promoting successful transfer for college and university students, is moving next month to Georgia.

The Complete College Georgia plan, a state initiative to encourage students to pursue higher education as a means to prepare Georgia's future workforce, notes that 41 percent of community college students nationwide transfer to four-year institutions and about one-third of all college seniors have transferred at some point during their college career. Articulation agreements and transfer practices provide students with opportunities for transitioning within and across systems of higher education.

NISTS, founded in 2002 at the University of North Texas, will be housed at North Georgia College & State University, which will be consolidating in January 2013 with Gainesville State College to become the University of North Georgia.

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