Laredo College and Texas Woman’s University sign transfer agreement

Laredo College and Texas Woman’s University (TWU) have entered into a memorandum of understanding to ease the transition of LC students into TWU baccalaureate programs.
The MOU was signed on Thursday, June 1 by Laredo College President Dr. Minita Ramírez and Texas Woman’s University Chancellor Dr. Carine Feyten during a ceremony at the Laredo College Ft. McIntosh Campus.
This agreement aims to facilitate a seamless transition from LC to TWU baccalaureate programs by accomplishing two objectives–communicating a message that encourages completion of the bachelor's degree among college transfer students and assisting the state of Texas in reaching its 60X30 goals.
“This partnership with our friends from Texas Woman’s University aligns with our commitment to the success of all our students,” Laredo College President Minita Ramírez said. “Agreements between community colleges and universities expand the opportunities for students, particularly those who are economically disadvantaged and minorities, to further their education by streamlining the transfer process.”
“Texas Woman’s has pioneered a distinctive space in the higher education landscape for more than 120 years,” said Texas Woman’s Chancellor Carine Feyten. “Today, I am excited to be pioneering new opportunities for South Texas students who can really thrive at a public university with a woman-focused mission.”
Feyten noted the Laredo partnership is the latest in a series of agreements the university has signed with community colleges aimed at extending greater higher education access to students in underserved areas.
The MOU is designed to serve primarily LC students interested in transferring to TWU. Laredo College Associate of Arts (AA) graduates and Associates of Sciences (AS) graduates who are certified core complete will be considered to have met TWU general education requirements for all courses in which they have earned a “C” or higher. Some majors may require additional coursework classified as core at TWU.
Laredo College transferees who have not completed an AA or an AS or who are not core complete must complete TWU’s general education requirements. Under the agreement, Laredo College students who earn associate degrees, including Associate of Arts (AA), Associate of Science (AS) and Associate of Applied Science (AAS), will be guaranteed admission to Texas Woman’s University.
LC associate degree graduates admitted to TWU will enroll as juniors. Policies for financial aid, academics, advising and graduation will apply the same for LC transfer students as for any student, including those who started as a first time in college (FTIC) student at Texas Woman’s. LC transfer students will be required to complete the same degree requirements as FTIC students at Texas Woman’s.
TWU and LC will work closely together to encourage and maintain a high degree of cooperation among their support staff in the operation of this MOU.
For more information regarding this agreement, Laredo College students may contact the Admissions Office at or (956) 721-5109.