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New Spartanburg Community College Program Helps Adults Re-enter College

April 29, 2024 by Colton Grace | Homenews | 2024news

An admissions professional helps an adult learner find the right pathway for college.
An admissions professional helps an adult learner find the right pathway for college.

Spartanburg Community College is doubling down on its strategic efforts to re-engage Spartanburg County’s large population of adults with unfinished degrees by expanding its College Transition Coordinator (CTC) program to focus on adult learners.

“Our College Transition Coordinators have been wildly successful at working with our region’s K-12 partners to guide students, parents, and school personnel through the often-complicated process of planning and enrollment in higher education and workforce training opportunities,” said Dr. Stacey Obi, Vice President of Strategic Innovation at SCC. “Through our partnership with the Spartanburg Academic Movement (SAM) and OneSpartanburg, Inc., we are excited to expand this program to assist adult learners who wish to come back to SCC and continue chasing their dreams.”

Since its 2021 launch, the College Transition Coordinator (CTC) program has placed coordinators in local high schools and career centers that connect with students, parents, and staff, guiding them on dual enrollment, career training, and the college application process. They even help secure resources for tuition and textbooks.

Tim Callahan has been tapped to serve as the College’s Adult-Focused Transition Coordinator. In this role, he will help develop a recruitment plan for adult learners who have stopped out or withdrawn from a previous program of study and serve as a liaison between the Director of Adult Reengagement at OneSpartanburg, Adult Education Center Directors, and SCC to ensure prospective students are assisted through the enrollment process.

Expanding the CTC program with a focus on adult learners aligns with the priorities of the College’s partnership with Movement 2030 to re-engage the approximately 47,000 Spartanburg County residents aged 25 and older with unfinished degrees.

Through the partnership, returning learners will be able to submit applications for completion support funding to help cover books, fees, access codes, past due balances, and even childcare and transportation assistance. These funds are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis and submitting an application does not guarantee acceptance.

To learn more about SCC’s Completion Support program, visit