Brandman University, TCC launch new local option to earn bachelor degrees

Students could earn a bachelor’s degree in as little as three years through a new partnership between Tacoma Community College (TCC) and Brandman University. The TCC/Brandman Virtual Transfer Program allows qualified students from TCC to transfer to the fully online degree programs at Brandman. The opportunity enables students to earn a degree at their own pace, whether that is faster or slower than the traditional four-year schedule.

The program is part of the Early Advantage Agreement that was signed by both institutions in fall 2009. The partnership allows for automatic admission to qualified students who successfully complete their associate’s degree at TCC. Brandman makes the transfer process easier and more streamlined.

The Early Advantage Program includes Brandman University’s new bachelor in business administration (BBA) degree, which is offered online and at the Lacey campus. Other bachelor’s degree programs include organizational leadership, psychology, liberal studies and early childhood education. A full list of programs offered at Brandman’s fully online, Lacey or Joint Base Lewis McChord campuses can be found at .

While in the program, students will have access to the academic and student services of TCC and Brandman, including advising services, information sessions, technology support and educational planning. Students can also lock in their academic catalog, giving them the ability to transfer all completed coursework contained in the agreement while working at their own pace. The alliance between TCC and Brandman University is part of this ambition to ease the experience of balancing work with valued education. For More information on the Virtual Transfer Program visit .