MIAMI (CBSMiami) – It’s not uncommon for a student to begin at Miami-Dade College with the intention of eventually transferring to the University of Miami.

Now there’s some good news for those Miami-Dade students who want to made the jump to Coral Gables and not lose any degrees already earned.

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On Tuesday, the two schools continued their long history of collaboration with the signing of a new transfer agreement.

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It says the University of Miami will accept and guarantee merit scholarships to Miami-Dade College students who have received their associate’s degree from the honors college.

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Students must also meet the requirements of transferability of coursework necessary to complete their four-year degree.