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July 14, 2016

Herzing University-Atlanta and Georgia Piedmont announce DEGREE UP partnership

As a part of Herzing University’s DEGREE UP initiative, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) students who earn an associate degree.

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As a part of Herzing University’s DEGREE UP initiative, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) students who earn an associate degree with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or greater are eligible for admission to Herzing University to pursue a four-year degree. The purpose of this agreement is to provide GPTC graduates with the opportunity to maximize the amount of transfer of credits received at GPTC. The Degree Up initiative also provides a flexible scheduling option that will allow GPTC students to complete four-year degree requirements at Georgia Piedmont when available at GPTC’s tuition rate.

Pictured sitting: GPTC President Dr. Jabari Simama (l) and HU President Theo Anderson (r)

Standing: GPTC Executive Director and Special Assistant to the President, Keith Sagers (l), HU Director of Community Partnerships, Amber Murphy Raines (m), and GPTC Executive Vice President of Academic & Student Affairs, Dr. Ivan Harrell (r) 

Herzing University has partnered with more than 20 schools nationwide to provide DEGREE UP opportunities across its 11 campuses and online. The initiative is designed to provide flexible enrollment and scheduling for students who desire to continue their education. As an additional benefit to the student, some credits that are taken with Herzing University through the DEGREE UP initiative may be applied toward a Master's degree with Herzing University.


Georgia Piedmont Technical College is a unit of the Technical College System of Georgia providing technical education, custom business and industry training, and adult education.


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