The University of Oklahoma is working to make sure some students who want to be Sooners have a more efficient path to get there.
On Wednesday, the University announced three new agreements with Tulsa Community College, Oklahoma City Community College, and Cameron University.
Their goal, to provide students at these schools with clear and efficient pathways to transfer and identify required coursework for a bachelor's degree.
"So often times students from community colleges to end up with really more credits than they need to transfer into a degree," said Dr. Jim Sluss, the Interim President of OU’s Tulsa campus.
Sluss says the University as a whole has been working for a while to help these students.
Its students, officials at Tulsa Community College hope will earn 4-year degrees.
"We've always had a good partnership and opportunity for students,” said Dr. Angela Sivadon. “But the important thing now with this is that we're really making a concerted effort to increase the number of bachelor's degrees in our community as well as across the state."
Chief Academic Officer Dr. Angela Sivadon says the new pathways and partnerships will also save their students both time and money. Advisors at TCC and the other schools have already been telling their students.
"We make it very clear that they know what they need to take in order to obtain their goal," said Sivadon.