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CSJ announces enhanced transfer agreements with CCV

RUTLAND—College of St. Joseph has added several 2+2 credit transfer pathways for Community College of Vermont students, according to a Sept. 29 news release. The new arrangement will provide students looking to continue their education in Rutland with new pipelines to bachelor’s degree studies at CSJ.
The 2+2 agreements allow students to graduate with an associate’s degree from CCV in two years before continuing on to CSJ to earn their bachelor’s degree, using CSJ’s Guided Pathways initiative. Guided Pathways provides incoming students with a roadmap for completing their degrees on time, listing the courses they should take and when.
CSJ has identified courses at CCV that are comparable to those offered at CSJ, allowing for easier transfer of credits. Guided Pathways for CCV graduates supports an easier transfer process and maximizes students’ resources—both time and money.
The 2+2 pathways are in place for 13 of CSJ’s bachelor’s degree programs, including accounting, business administration, criminal justice, liberal studies, psychology, radiologic sciences and health sciences. Applicants successfully completing the articulated associate’s degree programs with a 2.0 or better grade point average are automatically accepted into a non-science bachelor’s degree program at CSJ.
Also, all CCV graduates who pursue full-time enrollment at CSJ automatically qualify for CSJ’s Provider Scholarship program, starting at $15,000 per year for full-time residential students. The Scholarship fosters a commitment to academic curiosity, personal and professional growth and community engagement.
“College of St. Joseph’s recent articulation with our Rutland neighbors at CCV is an important step in strengthening the relationship between both institutions,” said Dr. Jonas Prida, interim VP for academic affairs and dean of faculty at CSJ. “Articulation agreements like this one allow colleges to focus on what they do well, ultimately benefiting all students…The College is able to provide clear paths to meaningful careers for students who have graduated from CCV. In turn, students from CCV bring their longstanding community ties to CSJ, as well as the unique skills made possible by their attendance at CCV.”

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