La Salle University is Newest Transfer Partner

by Alana J. Mauger

The College recently entered into a Dual Admissions Transfer Agreement with La Salle University, bringing the total number of four-year transfer partners to 23.

Under the agreement, students who graduate with Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A) degrees or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degrees in Criminal Justice and who have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher are eligible for the partnership program.

“These transfer agreements are important to support our completion initiative,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, President. “A recent comprehensive transfer study revealed that our students who graduate with an associate’s degree are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree when they transfer. This transfer agreement with La Salle University creates a clear pathway for students to follow from the moment they enroll at the College.”

The transfer study also revealed that students who transferred from the College to La Salle since 2005 have a 62 percent graduation rate, which is among the top three highest success rates for all transfer destinations.

As part of the agreement, La Salle University will waive its admissions application fee and will award scholarships ranging from $6,000-$15,000 depending on GPA for students who attend full time. The University will also provide ongoing academic advising to students while they are working toward their associate’s degrees at the College.

Presidents Dr. Karen A. Stout and Father Michael McGinniss sign the transfer agreement between Montgomery County Community College and La Salle University. Also pictured are Vice President of Student Affairs Dr. Steady Moono and Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Dr. Victoria Bastecki-Perez, along with LaSalle Provost Dr. Joseph R. Marbach. Photo by John Welsh

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