A new initiative announced Tuesday would guarantee admission to Ohio State to any Columbus State student who earns an associate degree and wants to pursue a four-year diploma.

A new initiative announced Tuesday would guarantee admission to Ohio State to any Columbus State student who earns an associate degree and wants to pursue a four-year diploma.

In addition, the Preferred Pathway Program would broaden Columbus State's curriculum and provide expanded counseling and services for students.

Columbus State President David Harrison and OSU President Gordon Gee unveiled the initiative, which would take effect in the fall. The plan heads to trustees at both institutions for approval.

"This is a rare win-win-win situation," Gee told the Dispatch. "This agreement benefits Ohio State, Columbus State and, most importantly, our students."