University Of West Florida And Pensacola State Make Getting A Degree Easier

Jun 30, 2014

The University of West Florida and Pensacola State College have announced an agreement to make getting a bachelor's degree easier on the panhandle.

PSC President Dr. Edward Meadows and UWF President Dr. Judy Bense sign the agreement that creates the PSC2UWF partnership.
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

Dr. Judy Bense, President of the University of West Florida was at Pensacola State College Monday morning to sign a new partnership agreement between to two schools. The program is called PSC -2- UWF...and it makes it much easier for a student to transfer from Pensacola State to the university to complete a bachelor's degree.

Under the program, students enrolled at Pensacola State will be offered admission to UWF early on to make for an easier transfer of studies between the two schools. Dr. Bense says some of the red tape should have been removed years ago.  The agreement ends the application fee  and the need to order transcripts when transferring from PSC to UWF.  Another advantage of this "Direct Admit" agreement between PSC and UWF is that advisors can work between schools to make sure students are taking to right courses as they earn their degree.

After the signing there was a cake cutting
Credit Bob Barrett / WUWF News

And the hope is that making the process easier will allow more students to enter college and help both schools retain the students they already have.

The signing ceremony was held Monday morning at Pensacola state and was attended by board members and employees of both schools as well as others from the community.

You can learn more about this partnership on line at