Trinity Valley Community College



TVCC - Athens Campus
Admin Bldg, room 124

100 Cardinal Drive
Athens, TX 75751

(903) 675-6350 main
(903) 675-6209 fax

Tammy Denney, M. Ed.
Director of Student

Becky Lucas, B.S. 
Academic Advisor 

Jeanie Watson, B.G.S. 
Academic/Workforce Advisor 

Kelsey Hirsch M.S. 
Coord. Career Center &
Academic/Workforce Advisor 

TVCC - Palestine Campus
Admin Bldg, room 142

2970 N St Hwy 19
PO Box 2530
Palestine, TX  75802
(903) 729-0256 main
(903) 723-7073 fax
Maria Lippart, B.S.
(903) 723-7040
Dr. Jeffrey Watson
Provost - Palestine

TVCC - Terrell Campus
Admin Bldg, room 109

1200 East I-20
PO Box 668
Terrell, TX  75160

(972) 932-4904 main
(972) 563-4961 fax
Amanda Leyva, B.B.A.
(972) 563-4903 

Dr. Algia Allen
Provost - Terrell

TVCC - Health Science

HSC, room 117

800 Hwy. 243 West
Kaufman, TX  75142
(972) 932-4909 main
(972) 932-5751 fax
Jeffrey Ballom, M.S.
(972) 932-5721
Dr. Helen Reid
Provost - Kaufman

Sam Houston State University
Posted: 7/26/2016 11:26:56 AM

Our Partnership:

The Trinity Valley Community College and Sam Houston State University partnership provides a framework to develop programs designed to enhance the educational experience for students who attend both schools.  Articulation is designed to maximize  the amount of course work completed for the associate degree that can be applied to the baccalaureate degree for over 50 undergraduate majors at Sam Houston State University.

Reverse Transfer:

Reverse Transfer will allow students to transfer course work from Sam Houston State University to Trinity Valley Community College to complete requirements for the associate degree.  This program is specifically designed to allow students to receive the advantages of an associate degree despite leaving Trinity Valley Community College prior to completion. 

Joint Admission:

Joint Admission provides students a way to maximize use of facilities and programs offered jointly by Trinity Valley Community College and Sam Houston State University while making the transition from the associate to the baccalaureate degree. Benefits of joint admission include:

1) the ability to attend both schools simultaneously or alternately

2) an SHSU picture ID

3) SHSU computer and internet account

4) Library access

5) access to sporting events

6) Free electronic transfer transcript evaluation

7) Student access to transcripts online, with degree plan generation software prior to full enrollment at SHSU

8) Reduced application fee to SHSU

After acceptance under joint admission, students must continually meet admissions requirements for both institutions to retain eligibility.  Accepted students may transfer, alternate enrollment, or co-enroll in both institutions at their discretion.

Cooperative Advising:

Cooperative Advising allows qualifying college advisors the ability to access transfer transcripts and degree plan generation software via the web to advise transfer students. 

Time Compressed Degrees:

Time Compressed Degree Programs provides students the ability to simultaneously complete the High School diploma and associate degree in 4 years at TVCC, the baccalaureate degree in 2 additional years at SHSU, and a master's degree in 1 additional year for a total of 7 years.


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