Three Pennsylvania postsecondary institutions have partnered to give their students academic guidance and student success services for a seamless transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree.
On December 5, 2022, the presidents of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College; Millersville University; and Shippensburg University signed an historic enhanced articulation agreement that is the first multi-institution, multi-program study articulation for the three institutions. The presidents and representatives from the three institutions gathered at HACC’s Harrisburg Campus for the signing event.
“This agreement emphasizes our mutual mission of putting the success of our students first. HACC students who commit early in their educational career to transfer to either Millersville University or Shippensburg University after earning a HACC associate degree will receive combined support from the institutions,” said HACC President and CEO John J. “Ski” Sygielski. MBA, Ed.D.
“The enhanced transfer pathways program between HACC, Millersville and Shippensburg will strengthen the already strong relationship that exists between our regional community college and PASSHE universities. Together, we are creating seamless transfer pathways for community college students looking to complete their bachelor’s degrees. Through this renewed partnership, all three institutions are reinforcing our commitment to making a college degree accessible and affordable for every student in the Commonwealth,” said Millersville University President Daniel A. Wubah, Ph.D.
“As a university, we are deeply committed to the success of our students, and a critical component of student success is clear and purposeful academic pathways. This collaboration gives students a clear path forward and informs them each semester as they work toward their associate degree at HACC and their bachelor’s degree at Shippensburg University. We appreciate the faculty and administration at all three campuses for their work in enhancing the experience for HACC students with the intent to transfer. We expect this enhanced transfer agreement to positively impact students as they enter into the HACC system and look forward to completing their bachelor’s degrees,” said Shippensburg University Interim Provost Nicole Hill, Ph.D.
Approximately 100 educators from the three institutions worked together to iron out the details to ensure requirements will be met and combined wraparound services provided so that students can easily transfer from HACC to either Millersville University or Shippensburg University.
The enhanced articulation agreement expands on previous articulation agreements between HACC and Millersville University and between HACC and Shippensburg University.
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