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Georgia Southern and Ogeechee Tech create accelerated pathway for student success

Today, Georgia Southern University signed a memorandum of understanding with Ogeechee Technical College (OTC) to provide an automatic admission pathway for local students.

The agreement creates an Accelerated Transfer Program that allows students who have been denied admission to Georgia Southern to enter OTC with intent to transfer to Georgia Southern at a later date.

“Georgia Southern University is committed to providing opportunities for student success,” said Georgia Southern President Kyle Marrero. “We are proud to partner with Ogeechee Tech to provide students with the tools and support they need to excel.” 

The Accelerated Transfer Program will begin in the Fall 2020 semester. Georgia Southern advisors or admission counselors will work with Accelerated Transfer Program students in cooperation with OTC advisors to provide appropriate academic support and advising to help the students succeed at OTC and then transfer seamlessly to Georgia Southern. Application fees for students in the program will be waived at OTC.

“Ogeechee Tech and Georgia Southern have been partners in education for many years,” said Ogeechee Technical College President Lori Durden. “The Accelerated Transfer Program takes the partnership one step further by removing certain enrollment process friction points that may serve as barriers for students. This is another significant step in ensuring a smooth transition between our two institutions.” 

Georgia Southern University, a public Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution founded in 1906, offers 141 degree programs serving more than 26,000 students through nine colleges on three campuses in Statesboro, Savannah, Hinesville and online instruction. A leader in higher education in southeast Georgia, the University provides a diverse student population with expert faculty, world-class scholarship and hands-on learning opportunities. Georgia Southern creates lifelong learners who serve as responsible scholars, leaders and stewards in their communities. Visit


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