BOISE, Idaho — There is a new partnership between two Treasure Valley colleges.

The College of Western Idaho and the College of Idaho announced a new transfer program for graduates of CWI's two-year programs to be able to transfer the College of Idaho.

The program called "Yote Track" is meant to provide a smoother transition for CWI students that are transferring to the College of Idaho. CWI will now be automatically accepted to the College of Idaho if they have a 3.0 GPA. CWI students will also get priority registration for their first semester at the College of Idaho.

The College of Idaho is a four-year liberal arts school in Caldwell.  

CWI President Bert Glandon says this program benefits his school because it allows his students to move on to a four-year school that has a good reputation.

"The College of Idaho offers is that really personalized - they come in, they meet with our students, they really mentor, tutor, and coach them," he said. "And have the kinds of small group relationships that help our students, that are just coming into the educational environment, to be successful."

The College of Idaho says this program will encourage students to finish out a four-year degree.

"It's really crucial that students in the state of Idaho and elsewhere do their very best to finish out a full four-year educational experience," David Douglass with the College of Idaho said in a statement.

Glandon started the agreement for program with the co-presidents of the College of Idaho 18 months ago.

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