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OSU-Tulsa teams with TCC for Reach Higher back-to-college event

Published: Thursday, July 25, 2019

As we prepare for the back to school rush, Tulsans interested in finishing a college degree they started may qualify for a new program through Reach Higher. Anyone interested in completing an associate or bachelor’s degree can learn about their options at an event hosted by OSU-Tulsa and Tulsa Community College on Saturday, July 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the B.S. Roberts Room at OSU-Tulsa.

At Reach Higher: RECONNECT, participants can visit with TCC and OSU-Tulsa representatives about the Reach Higher program that best fits their career goals. The family-friendly event will also feature free food, a live DJ and a children’s coloring station.

The Reach Higher program was created by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education in conjunction with our state public colleges and universities to help adults complete a college degree while balancing family, work and financial obligations.

“By bringing together resources from TCC and OSU-Tulsa, Reach Higher: RECONNECT is the perfect opportunity for working adults to explore options for completing their degree no matter where they are in their college journey,” said Susan Tolbart, director of recruitment and scholarships at OSU-Tulsa. “We want prospective students to see that there are programs and resources designed specifically to help them succeed.”

Reach Higher: DirectComplete focuses on degree programs connected to professions on Oklahoma’s critical occupation list.  Participating schools offer qualified individuals assistance to guide them through every step of their degree program.

At TCC, the grant will help students who are almost finished with an associate of applied science degree or certificate in a Business or Information Technology program. For qualified TCC students, the grant can assist with tuition for up to 15 credit hours and may be used to help pay existing balances preventing them from enrolling. At OSU-Tulsa, Reach Higher DirectComplete offers bachelor’s degree programs in computer science, elementary education, finance and management information systems.

“We understand adult students might have some unique needs in finishing their degree. This program provides us an additional tool to support those students along with some of our existing resources such as academic advising, tutoring centers, student wellness services and career services,” said Molly Farley, TCC Associate Dean Academic Advising.

For more information about Reach Higher: Reconnect, visit the OSU-Tulsa website or contact Kathy Williams at 918-594-8111 or For information about TCC's Reach Higher program, call 918-595-8049


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