Stephen F. Austin State University

The PARTNER Program

What is PARTNER?

PARTNER is a transfer agreement program between Stephen F. Austin (SFA) and Angelina College (AC). Students who elect to participate in this invitation only program receive automatic admission to SFA once requirements are met. Students must complete 15 hours of transferrable coursework at Angelina College and maintain a GPA of at least 2.0 (a "C" average). In addition, students must complete SFA 301, a freshman orientation course offered free of charge by SFA, with a grade of "C" or better. PARTNER students have the option to live on the SFA campus while in the program and participate in campus life.


Being part of the PARTNER program gives students the opportunity to able to begin experiencing university life (such as living on the SFA campus, attending sport events, and becoming involved in student activities), with the added benefits of smaller class sizes and lower tuition at Angelina College. Students are also introduced to university coursework through the SFA 301 class, a freshman orientation course taught by SFA faculty. A designated coordinator at Angelina College and at SFA works with students to support them academically and through the transfer process.

About Angelina College

Angelina College is a 2 year community college located in Lufkin, Texas. Approximately 26 miles from SFA, AC has approximately 5000 students and offers a wide variety of academic and vocational programs. With small class sizes and a high teacher to student ratio, Angelina College provides an ideal environment for first time college students. AC also offers one of the lowest tuition rates in the state of Texas. They offer a wide variety of courses and a flexible schedule including online and hybrid options. PARTNER students typically take classes at the Lufkin campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

AC Financial Aid and Scholarships

Angelina College awards more than 14 million dollars in financial aid annually. They also offer a variety of scholarships - particularly for students who may not qualify for federal grants. Angelina College does not offer student loans. If you have any questions or need assistance with Financial Aid, you may call our Financial Aid office at (936) 633-5318.

Prospective Students

Students who are interested in the PARTNER program must have an application on file with SFA. PARTNER students are jointly selected by the Office of Admissions at SFA and the Office of Student Services at Angelina College. It's not possible to apply directly for the PARTNER program. If you have received an invitation to PARTNER and would like to confirm your acceptance or get more information, please fill out the information below and a counselor will be in contact with you. The deadline for acceptance into the PARTNER program is June 1, 2018.