Metropolitan Community College Chancellor Kimberly Beatty and UMKC Chancellor C. Mauli Agrawal will sign an agreement establishing a new inter-institutional transfer program called RooMentum at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, at MCC’s Administrative Center, 3200 Broadway.
This signing of the memorandum of understanding will create three RooMentum programs:
- The RooMentum “On Track” Program (starting this fall) is designed for first-time, full-time college students who may not qualify for direct admission into UMKC. This program will provide students an opportunity to explore academic and career interests, improve academic preparation and develop key academic strategies to enhance their success. Once students complete the prescribed RooMentum On Track curriculum at MCC, they will automatically be admitted to UMKC.
- The RooMentum “Pathways” Program (starting Spring 2020) will allow students to take advantage of dual enrollment at both institutions and creates transfer pathways that promote successful completion of a bachelor’s degree in as few total credit hours as possible.
- Bachelor of Applied Science (targeted for approval in Spring 2021 and implementation in Fall 2021): Students will simultaneously work toward an associate in applied science (A.A.S.) degree at MCC and a bachelor of applied science degree at UMKC.
The biggest advantages of RooMentum are seamless student transfers and transcript sharing, broad access to academic support services and the ability to take classes from both institutions at the same time.
“Kansas City students are looking for affordable ways to attain an education that will help them get ahead,” Dr. Beatty said, “and this partnership with UMKC creates convenient and accessible pathways to a top-notch degree.”