A Brief History of Collaboration between the
University of South Alabama (USA) and Fuzhou University Zhicheng College (FUZC).
The collaboration between our two institutions began as many such partnerships do through the professional contacts of our faculty, specifically Dr. Jingshan Huang, Assistant Professor in the USA School of Computing. Dr. Huang in fact is a graduate of FUZC.
2011 VISIT TO FUZC by USA: In 2010 USA and FUZC began collaboration discussions specifically between the USA School of Computing and the FUZC Computing faculty. Following extensive discussion an articulation agreement was signed in 2011 whereby students would be able to take approximately 2 years of courses at FUZC and then come to the University of South Alabama to complete their remaining 2 years for a USA degree in Computing.
As part of this collaboration a delegation headed by the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. David Johnson, and the Dean of the School of Computing, Dr. Alec Yasinsac, visited FUZC in the Fall of 2011. The USA delegation visited with faculty and students while at FUZC and toured the academic facilities.
2012 VISIT TO USA by FUZC This visit was then followed up in August of 2012 by a delegation from FUZC headed by President, Qiuming Wu, Vice President, Minchen Zhu, and Vice President Shibao Lei. During this visit the delegation met with 10 FUZC students, USA faculty from China, USA deans and staff to continue discussions about further collaboration and articulation on degree programs which would help FUZC students begin or complete part of their degree at FUZC and to complete their Undergraduate and Graduate degrees at USA.Return to Top of page
For ZHICHENG students applying for undergraduate admissions: TOEFL score of 71(IBT), 525 (paper), 197 (computer) (no other equivalencies allowed).
For ZHICHENG students applying for direct admission to the graduate program: TOEFL score of 79 (IBT), 550 (paper), 213 (computer) (no other equivalencies allowed).
For the purpose of this award only, ZHICHENG students admitted as undergraduates (item f. I above) would be eligible to continue the award into their USA graduate program.
An overall grade point average equivalent to a US 3.0 GPA (on a scale of 0-4 with 4 being the highest).
Satisfactorily complete an English language oral interview via teleconferencing or as otherwise arranged.
For additional graduate school admission see USA GRE requirements.
Furthermore this award is conditional on the academic award recipients from ZHICHENG:
remaining in the USA Computer and Information Sciences degree program,
enrolled full-time course of study,
maintaining at least a overall USA Grade Point Average of B (3.0 on a 4.0 basis) each term,
maintaining their US immigration status,
participating in international education community service program, and
making presentations both on campus and in the local community as arranged for by the SOUTH ALABAMA Office of Enrollment Services and Office of International Education.
GRADUATE STUDIES: ZHICHENG students admitted: i. to the SOUTH ALABAMA 2+2+"x" graduate studies program will be eligible to continue the academic award financial conditions and/or directly to a graduate-level SOUTH ALABAMA CIS degree will be eligible for the above academic award financial conditions.
Students who fail to maintain any of the above conditions following arrival may be eligible to continue as regularly enrolled non-resident tuition paying students without the textbook credit.
Students who fail to maintain the conditions and lose the award are not eligible for return to the award program.
Students who transfer to another degree program at SOUTH ALABAMA may be eligible to transfer the academic award financial arrangements only if the college in which the degree program resides has a written agreement with ZHICHENG.
This award is specific to study at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH ALABAMA.
Students who leave SOUTH ALABAMA and return in the future for further study are not eligible for continuation of this award.
ZHICHENG students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the abovementioned credit are welcomed to apply under this agreement for regular admission to their program of choice at the standard tuition rates.
All stipulations as outlined in all sections of the formal written agreement will apply regardless of degree level.Return to Top of page
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