Andres Lesmes has been on a journey—one that started in Bogota, Colombia. His was a voyage of ambition as he sought growth opportunities every step of the way. He eventually found himself at Mountain View College in Dallas, but he wanted more—and discovered it at UTA.
“It excited me when I realized that I would make new connections and new friends,” the international business studies major says. “The Lockheed Martin Career Development Center has also helped me a lot—the staff has taught me what I need, how to create a standout resume, and how to conduct interviews.”
Lesmes’ transition from Mountain View College to UTA was made possible thanks to UTA’s longstanding agreement with Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) to ensure the transfer pathway is open and seamless for qualified DCCCD students interested in earning a four-year degree at UTA. That agreement was enhanced this spring with greater avenues for a more efficient transition between the schools.
UTA’s commitment to helping transfer students succeed has earned national recognition: U.S. News & World Report ranks UTA No. 3 in the U.S. for the number of transfer students enrolled. It’s also No. 1 in Texas and the top destination for DCCCD students overall, with 2,214 enrolled at UTA in fall 2018.