Calhoun Signs Articulation Agreement With UNA

April 27, 2018

Decatur, AL – Representatives from Calhoun Community College and the University of North Alabama (UNA) met this week for the official signing of a new agreement of conditional guaranteed admission between the two educational institutions that will support the recruitment and transfer of international students from Calhoun to UNA.

According to the mutually-agreed upon terms of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), UNA will admit qualified current and prospective Calhoun international students into the University and provide a scholarship package totaling $7500 (housing scholarship of $4500 and academic scholarship of $3000). UNA agrees to define qualified Calhoun international students as those meeting the following:

  • Completed or will complete an Associate’s degree or 60 transferable semester credits;
  • Achieved a minimum cumulative college-level GPA of 2.0 in all college-level academic coursework (at all colleges attended);
  • Met UNA English proficiency and math requirements;
  • Submitted a complete transfer application and all required documents by the applicable admission deadline; and
  • Holds a current F1 student visa.

Commenting on the MOU, Dr. James Klauber, Sr., president of Calhoun Community College, said, “We already see a significant number of our students from Calhoun deciding to transfer to the University of North Alabama to pursue their four-year degree. The signing of this Memorandum of Understanding between the University and Calhoun provides even greater opportunities for our students as they continue in their higher-education journey. We thank President Kitts and his team for extending this opportunity to our students, and look forward to working with UNA,” added Klauber.

“This agreement with Calhoun Community College underscores a mutual commitment to our international student communities, and UNA is pleased to join in this collaborative effort. We look forward to the continued exploration of partnerships that will enhance the student experience at both institutions,” commented UNA President Dr. Ken Kitts.


The largest of the two-year institutions comprising The Alabama Community College System, Calhoun is an open-admission, community-based, state-supported, coeducational, comprehensive community college dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality and accessible education to individuals in its four-county service area. Offering 49 associate degree options and 52 career/certificate programs, Calhoun serves approximately 11,500 students at its 110-acre Decatur campus; its Huntsville/Cummings Research Park site; and at the Limestone Correctional Facility. The college’s faculty and staff are well qualified and remain current in their areas of expertise. Over 80 percent of the full-time faculty possess at least a master’s degree, and approximately 15 percent hold the doctorate. For over 70 years, Calhoun has been an active member of North Alabama. Graduates of the college permeate the community, and many of them have gone on to complete baccalaureate degrees at other institutions in the area, or have entered the work force after successfully completing programs of study and training.


The University of North Alabama is an accredited, comprehensive regional state university offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Education and Human Sciences, and the Anderson College of Nursing. Occupying a 130-acre campus in a residential section of Florence, Alabama, UNA is located within a four-city area that also includes Tuscumbia, Sheffield and Muscle Shoals. UNA Athletics, a renowned collegiate athletics program with seven (7) Division II National Championships, is now a proud member of the NCAA Division I’s ASUN and Big South Conferences. The University of North Alabama is an equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate in the admission policy on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, disability, age or national origin.