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DeSoto Center Transfer Day features food trucks, course offerings

They were filling stomachs and course schedules at the Ole Miss-Northwest DeSoto Center campus in Southaven on Tuesday when another Transfer Day took place.

Students who attend courses through Northwest Mississippi Community College at the DeSoto Center have the opportunity to continue their studies at the University of Mississippi and remain at the same center through the 2+2 Transfer Program.  

The two schools have provided 2+2 programs that ensure that the academic coursework earned toward a NWCC associate’s degree plugs right into an Ole Miss bachelor’s degree completion program.

“We host transfer days a few times a year, where admissions counselors, program advisors, and financial aid advisors set up shop in the DeSoto Campus Lobby to answer questions and offer guidance to anyone interested in transferring,” said Joy Atwood, Communications Specialist for Ole Miss-DeSoto. “These could be Northwest students looking for their next step after an Associate’s degree, or it could be someone who wants to come back to finish a Bachelor’s degree after taking a break.” 

Atwood added the Path4 program provides a partnership between Northwest and Ole Miss to allow joint advising between the schools, so students are on the right track before they apply to Ole Miss.  

Path4 combines the convenience of the DeSoto Center with a more traditional straight line experience. The program offers a seamless, four-year experience at the DeSoto Center with exclusive benefits—including scholarship and financial aid advantages—while completing courses at both Northwest and Ole Miss.

While consuming information about the 2+2 and Path 4 programs, students and the public were invited to check out one of the four food trucks that were parked on the campus.

Northwest is the number one transfer school to the University of Mississippi, which offers 15 undergraduate completion programs at the DeSoto Center.  The 2+2 scholarship offers over $1 million in financial aid to Northwest and UM-DeSoto students.

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