WACO - This coming fall semester, Baylor University is implementing a program offered for students that will partner them with the university and McLennan Community College (MCC). The Baylor@MCC co-enrollment program is a three-year initiative that starts this month when fall classes begin.
The students will take three to six credit hours at Baylor, along with the required chapel meetings and freshman transition course, but take nine to 12 hours at MCC. That allows students to pay MCC tuition rates for the bulk of their course load and pocket some savings.
All of the program participants will live in Baylor’s Kokernot Hall dormitory and have access to campus amenities. Baylor has also made arrangements for a Waco Transit bus to shuttle students without cars to MCC.
The initiative program allows the university to retain applicants who might otherwise enroll at competing colleges because of space limits.
Baylor received around 27,200 completed freshman applications for the 2012-13 school year, but Diana Ramey, Baylor’s associate vice president of enrollment management, said the maximum class capacity is around 3,200. There were 471 students wait-listed for the upcoming school year.
A total of 43 students are currently registered for Baylor@MCC.
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