UA, Shelton State Strengthen Ties Through New Agreement

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The University of Alabama and Shelton State Community College have signed a transfer agreement to create a seamless pathway to earning a bachelor’s degree from the Capstone for Shelton State students. 

Representatives from both institutions signed a memorandum of understanding Sept. 11 outlining a collaborative and seamless pathway for Shelton State students to transfer to UA while providing students with academic advising, career coaching and counseling. 

“The University of Alabama is committed to creating paths for transfer students to continue their education at the state’s flagship university, which is evident through our agreement with Shelton State Community College,” said UA President Stuart R. Bell. “Our goal is to make the transfer process seamless so students can focus on earning their bachelor’s degree from the Capstone and commanding legendary futures.”

Alabama President Stuart Bell and Shelton State President Chris Cox shaking hands
UA President Stuart R. Bell and Shelton State President Chris Cox following the memorandum of understanding signing.

According to the terms of the agreement, Shelton State students with a minimum 2.0 grade point average and 24 transferable credit hours are guaranteed a seamless transfer process to UA. Both institutions will provide designated admissions counselors to identify eligible students, facilitate a smooth transfer to UA and maximize students’ transferable coursework. 

“This partnership will help to reduce barriers and hurdles for our students who desire to complete bachelor’s degrees at The University of Alabama,’ said Dr. Chris Cox, President of Shelton State. “Providing our students with direct access to UA advisors and counselors means additional support as they prepare for the next phase of their academic careers.”

The University says institutional scholarships are available to any eligible student transferring from Shelton State. Transfer students can also access wrap-around services during their first semester at UA, including tutoring and career coaching. 

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus. A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.


Bryant Welbourne, UA Strategic Communications,, 205-348-8325