Mohawk Valley Community College’s president has signed the largest articulation agreement in the school’s history, with the University at Albany.
For UAlbany, it’s the largest agreement its school has with a SUNY community college.
MVCC students who complete their associate’s degree will be able to transfer those credits toward a bachelor’s degree at UAlbany more easily. The agreement states that a student majoring in general studies, general science, or humanities and social sciences at MVCC could potentially transfer into almost any bachelor’s degree program at UAlbany and graduate within four semesters.
The agreement includes 46 majors and every school and college at UAlbany.
School officials say this will promote and encourage students to earn their bachelor’s degrees in a timely manner, and it will also save students money.
“Creating those pathways up front helps so much more with college planning, for students to have and parents to have that many different choices and to have clear pathways so they know when they start at MVCC, they know that their credits will transfer and a solid fashion completely to the University of Albany,” said Randall VanWagoner, president of MVCC. “And to have a hundred different pathways and forty-six programs is a wonderful thing, great opportunity for students and we’re so thrilled to have it.”
Close to half of every graduating class at UAlbany includes transfer students, and MVCC has seen an increase in the amount of students that transfer to UAlbany.