County College of Morris (CCM) and West Virginia University (WVU) recently signed a Guaranteed Admission Agreement to make it easier for students to effectively and efficiently transition from an associate degree to a bachelor’s degree in a variety of disciplines.
The agreement provides a clear pathway for students to transfer their credits from CCM to WVU to earn bachelor’s degrees in more than 15 disciplines including anthropology, biology, business, ceramics, chemistry, criminology, human nutrition and food, international studies, journalism, mathematics, painting, physics, political science, printmaking, psychology, sculpture, Slavic and Eastern European studies, sociology and strategic communications.
CCM is the first school in New Jersey to sign such an agreement with WVU that finalizes the acceptance of equivalent courses/credits between the two schools. As per the agreement, CCM students who graduate with an A.A., A.S. or an AAS degree, have a transferable GPA of at least 2.0 and are in good standing are guaranteed admission to WVU.
“This agreement represents an exciting opportunity for CCM students to advance their educational and career goals and is yet another example of why choosing CCM is a smart choice,” said Dr. Anthony J. Iacono, CCM president. “We are proud and appreciative of West Virginia University’s support and are confident that students who choose to continue their education at WVU will enjoy a rigorous and rewarding academic environment.”
“We welcome CCM students to continue their educational journey at WVU,” said Sue Day-Perroots, associate provost for undergraduate academic affairs. "The educational preparation at CCM will provide a strong foundation for advanced programs at WVU. CCM students will join a number of other students from New Jersey who have found an academic home in Morgantown.”
“We’re excited about our partnership with CCM,” said Stephen Lee, associate vice president for enrollment management. “The agreement provides a seamless transfer process, allowing for a successful transition of the student to WVU.”
WVU now offers 19 articulation agreements with colleges in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio as well as several in West Virginia. These partnerships allow students to start their undergraduate degree at one of the institutions and then finish at WVU. Normally a student completes an associate degree and then moves to WVU during his or her junior year.
This agreement is in addition to the more than 85 transfer arrangements CCM holds with four-year colleges and universities to provide its graduates with a seamless process for transferring credits to earn their bachelor’s degrees. For more information on CCM’s transfer agreements, visit http://tinyurl.com/m5noru9