Articulation and Transfer Agreement
Dallas County Community College District
Wiley College


This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) formally recognizes that the Dallas County Community College District and Wiley College are active educational partners, committed to providing greater educational opportunities and services for students transferring between institutions. This commitment strongly supports the concept of seamless transfer that embraces the principle that transfer students should not be required to repeat competencies already achieved.

DCCCD and Wiley College enter into this MOU in the spirit of cooperation and mutually recognize each other as quality institutions of higher learning. Each institution, furthermore, is dedicated to serving students from all walks of life, regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, disability, color, age, marital status, national origin or other non-merit factors.


The purpose of the agreement is to enable DCCCD students who transfer to Wiley College to carry with them the credit they have already earned for as much relevant study as possible. The MOU provides a structure through which transfer articulation on all levels can be supported. Wiley College understands and agrees that transfer articulation is with DCCCD as a whole and not with individual colleges within the district. Therefore, it is understood and agreed that courses taken at any DCCCD college are considered equally transferable. This is particularly important at DCCCD where students may be enrolled at more than one DCCCD college.

Transfer Elements

DCCCD Associate Degrees

This MOU establishes the principle that all Associate Degrees-Associate in Arts (AA), Associate of Arts in Teaching (AAT) and Associate in Sciences (AS)-at DCCCD transfer to Wiley College as a block. Completed blocks are treated as a whole; the components are not examined separately to determine transferability.  DCCCD graduates with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 entering under the terms of the agreement are guaranteed admission into the university.

DCCCD graduates will not have to repeat lower-division requirements at Wiley College. All credits are accepted and applied toward the designated/appropriate university degree(s).  All DCCCD graduates applying for admission to Wiley College must meet all admission requirements and program requirements.

DCCCD students transferring without an Associate Degree, will have all courses, numbered 1000 and above and with a grade of C or better, accepted for transfer as either an elective, general education requirement, or an exemption or replacement for a required course.

DCCCD graduates will go through the Wiley College transfer process and therefore must meet all applicable requirements and deadlines pertaining to application for admission, orientation and registration, and payment of tuition and fees. They will abide by the policies and procedures, along with any revisions thereof that apply to all students from that institution.

DCCCD - Core Curriculum

Completion of the DCCCD Core Curriculum, a 42 semester-credit general education program of study will transfer as a block and will satisfy lower-division general education requirements at Wiley College. The Core can be transferred and accepted as a component of an Associate Degree or as a stand alone general education block not affiliated with an Associate Degree.

Concurrent Privileges

Dallas County Community College District students who meet Wiley College admission requirements or complete the Associate of Arts/Science degree, will receive automatic admission to Wiley College. A student may apply for concurrent admission status at the time of first enrollment at any DCCCD institution, or at any time thereafter when enrolled at DCCCD, by completing a Wiley College Concurrent Admissions Application. The student’s formal application to Wiley College will be activated when the student has completed the transfer Texas Common Application for Admission (paper or electronic version) within 12 months of anticipated enrollment at Wiley College and when the college determines that the student meets the Wiley College transfer admission requirements.

The institutions will work together to provide appropriate transfer guides utilizing the Texas Common Course Numbering System to identify the courses to be completed at DCCCD that will transfer to Wiley College. Special attention will be given to courses that will apply toward pre-requisites or requirements for a major at Wiley College.

Concurrent admission students will have access to the Wiley College library.  Concurrent admission students will have the right to purchase tickets to athletic and other selected events on the Wiley College campus at the student guest rate.

Wiley College will provide additional opportunities for Dallas County Community College District students to learn about Wiley College scholarships.

Total Number of Transferable Credits

The maximum number of transfer credits that can be accepted and applied toward degree completion is based on the Wiley College upper-division requirement. This transfer credit limit will be the difference between the total credits required for degree completion and the university upper division requirement.

Note: Remedial/developmental or technical/vocational courses will not be included for transfer in this General Articulation Agreement from DCCCD colleges unless specified by individual colleges in a Program-to-Program Articulation Agreement.

Joint Obligations

DCCCD and Wiley College agree to provide direct links between their institutional Web sites, indicating the existence of this Agreement. 

No transfer articulation materials developed by an articulating institution are valid without a MOU signed by the DCCCD Vice Chancellor for Educational Affairs.

Development, distribution, and accuracy of all transfer articulation products (e.g., Transfer Guide) are the responsibility of Wiley College.  DCCCD and Wiley College agree to exchange data and documents as agreed that will contribute to the maintenance and improvement of these transfer arrangements, and promote effective cooperation between the two institutions. The institutions will exchange admissions, grades, and retention data after obtaining appropriate permission from the students involved and in compliance with all federal, state, and local laws.


There will be an annual evaluation process of the partnership supported by this MOU. The information obtained from this evaluation will be used to improve the transfer process for the benefit of students.

Longevity of the Agreement

This MOU is in perpetuity or until it is discontinued by either educational partner by submitting written notification to the other partner one year prior to the identified cancellation date in order to protect all students transferring between these institutions.

Dallas County Community College District


Dr. Wright L. Lassiter, Jr.                 (date)



Wiley College:


Dr. Haywood Strickland             (date)


Contact Information at DCCCD:

Gregg Williams

Transfer Services/Articulation and University Relations Office

701 Elm Street

Dallas, TX 75202

(Tel) 214-378-1759

Contact Information at Wiley College:

Lalita Wilson Estes

Director of Admissions and Recruitment

Marshall, TX 75670

(Tel) 903-927-3300

(Fax) 903-938-8100