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King University and Northeast State Community College Announce Dual Admission Agreement

August 21, 2018

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 21, 2018 — King University and Northeast State Community College announced a new program agreement today that will provide qualifying Northeast State students with dual admission and guaranteed acceptance to King University.

King President Alexander W. Whitaker IV and Northeast State President James D. King signed the agreement during a news conference at the Wayne G. Basler Library at Northeast State. The collaboration offers students the advantage of a structured approach for completion of an associate’s degree at Northeast State, followed by pursuit of a bachelor’s degree through enrollment at King.

“Research has indicated that students who complete an associate’s degree are more likely to be successful in attaining a baccalaureate degree,” Whitaker said. “This agreement ensures that two-year graduates of Northeast State are provided a seamless opportunity to transfer to King upon their graduation and to pursue a four-year degree, enhancing their potential for future success. We’re proud to partner with Northeast State in this arrangement, which deepens access to higher education for students throughout our region.”

Students enrolled in the dual admission program will:

  • Benefit from a strongly supportive learning environment while at Northeast State;
  • Work jointly with academic advisors at both institutions to determine course selections, based on the associate degrees they are pursuing and their academic programs of choice at King; and
  • Receive a meticulously guided transition to King, culminating in a lower-cost bachelor’s degree from the University.

“We have a long relationship with King University, and we are pleased to continue this partnership with a dual admission agreement,” King said. “This will provide an excellent opportunity for Northeast State students to achieve the next step in their educational journey.”

As part of the agreement, Northeast State will accept appropriate student credits earned at King, which will be applied toward their associate’s degree. Acceptance to King will be provided as early as the third semester of enrollment at Northeast State, and students will be able to register during King’s earliest registration event during the semester in which they will be graduating from Northeast State.

For more information about the dual admission program, contact King’s Office of Admissions at 800.362.0014 or

King University is a Presbyterian-affiliated, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, click here. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate in Virginia. King’s primary location in Virginia is Southwest Virginia Community College, 724 Community College Rd, Cedar Bluff, VA 24609.