Engaging Minds, Transforming Lives

Strengthening Pathways

About the Program

Benefits of students participating in the program include:

  • Competitive financial aid package
  • Academic advising on curricular choices
  • Peer-to-peer mentoring
  • Civic engagement projects
  • Trips to Southwestern University
  • Summer academic experiences at Southwestern University
  • Membership in ACC’s Transfer Academy, providing valuable access to expertise, guidance, and resources for students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university
  • Reverse transfer courses, enabling receipt of ACC Associate’s Degree while continuing academic progress at Southwestern University 

Program Criteria:

  • Current Austin Community College student
  • Completed a minimum of 12 semester hours at Austin Community College
  • At least a 3.25 GPA
  • Must be Pell Grant eligible

Program Requirements:

  • Students will carry a full (at least 12 hour) course load each fall and spring semester
  • Students must maintain a 3.25 cumulative GPA and make satisfactory academic progress at ACC
  • Participate in civic engagement activities sponsored by the program
  • Participate in peer-to-peer mentoring program
  • Participate in academic activities on Southwestern’s campus during the summer
  • Perform grade checks each semester

Why transfer to Southwestern University?