Austin Based HBCU Coming to California in the Fall

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This upcoming school year is set to be a thrilling one for the Golden State! NCR has partnered with Austin-based Huston-Tillotson University to establish two satellite campuses in San Diego and Los Angeles County. In a historic move, the San Diego County Office of Education and the University of La Verne have joined forces to bring the first HBCU to California.

For those interested in attending, students will have the unique opportunity to experience life at an HBCU by enrolling in the I.D.E.A.L. Summer Academy. Running from June 9th to July 20th, this 6-week program takes place on the picturesque campus of Huston-Tillotson University in Austin, Texas. Participants can earn up to 9 college credit hours, giving them a fantastic start to their college journey.

Upon completing the 6-week program, students can continue their education in California for the Fall semester at the new HTU California campuses, located either in San Diego or the Los Angeles/Inland Empire area.

To be eligible for this program, students must be incoming college freshmen or transfer students with no more than 60 credit hours. Applicants must submit a $100 commitment fee and complete both the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 FAFSA applications. Attendance at the HTU in-person residential program for the entire 6 weeks is also required.

Dr. Melva Wallace, President of Huston-Tillotson University, expressed her enthusiasm on the National College Resources Foundation website, stating, “We are so excited to partner with NCRF, the San Diego County Office of Education, and the University of La Verne to open up an HBCU in California. I look forward to having you as a part of the RAM family.”

This story was first reported on NEWSONE.

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