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TCC offering Last Mile Completion Program

Posted at 6:21 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 18:21:47-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — For some college students, the finish line is close, yet other obstacles keep them from crossing it.

Now Tallahassee Community College is working to make sure their students have the tools to follow through with their dreams.

The college is offering the Last Mile Completion Program. The program allows any student that dropped out with 12 credit hours or less to come back and finish their degree.

TCC loses about 250 students a year that have a few classes left ahead.

Governor Ron DeSantis green lit the program for 19 colleges across the state, including TCC.

Sheri Rowland, Vice President of Students Affairs, says they always hear from students wanting to come back and finish, so being able to help them out is an honor.

"Our favorite time of year is always commencement. Seeing the students complete is why we do what we do. We're about students. We're about student success," said Rowland. "So being able to help a student that thought that they didn't have a chance to actually be able to earn a degree is really life changing for that student but it's also really life changing for us."

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