June 25, 2012/Grand Rapids Press
By Brian McVicar
GRAND RAPIDS, MI -- Grand Rapids Community College has signed an agreement that aims to make it easier for students who transfer to Grand Valley State University to attend medical school at Michigan State University, according to GRCC.
The three schools this morning announced that Grand Valley State University is increasing the number of seats in its Early Assurance Program, or EAP, to MSU’s College of Human Medicine from five to six seats.
The EAP program provides “an enhanced opportunity for admission” to students who meet several criteria, such as being a first generation college student, coming from a low-income household and demonstrating an interest in a high need medical specialty area.
The agreement helps GRCC students because it increases the chance that a student who transfers to GVSU would be accepted into the EAP, the college said.
GRCC says it is the first community college to be a part of an EAP program.