Florida A&M University to Expand Its IGNITE Transfer Program

Florida A&M University, the historically Black educational institution in Tallahassee, is expanding its IGNITE transfer program to include three additional two-year colleges. Under the program, students at seven community colleges can transfer to four-year programs at Florida A&M University to complete their bachelor’s degrees in two years. The IGNITE program allows students to reduce the overall cost of obtaining a bachelor’s degree by attending two-year institutions close to home and – after obtaining an associate’s degree – transferring to Florida A&M for the next two years.

IGNITE offers transfer students from partner schools, who meet university requirements, guaranteed admission into FAMU. IGNITE also offers a “shorter time-to-degree process” that guides students to degree completion by offering customized intensive advising, curriculum maps and priority registration. Also, IGNITE participants become eligible for the FAMU Florida Community College Scholarship.

Current partner institutions are Broward College, Miami-Dade College, Santa Fe College, Tallahassee Community College, St. Petersburg College, Palm Beach State College, and Valencia College. The program has allowed Florida A&M University to surpass its goal for increasing student transfers.

With the addition of three new two-year institutions – Florida State College at Jacksonville, Florida Gateway College, and Pasco-Hernando State College – Florida A&M hopes to increase the number of transfer students by 29 percent by 2020.

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