Luzerne County Community College and The University of Scranton Sign Agreement to Facilitate Student Transfer

January 13, 2017

From left: Thomas P. Leary, president of Luzerne County Community College, and Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president of The University of Scranton sign a Dual Admission Agreement to facilitate the transfer of LCCC graduates to the Jesuit university to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Luzerne County Community College and The University of Scranton have entered into a new Dual Admission Agreement, which will help LCCC graduates transfer from the community college to The University of Scranton to complete their bachelor’s degree. Through the agreement, LCCC students who qualify will be offered admission into a parallel articulated bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at Scranton.

In order to take advantage of the new Dual Admission Agreement, LCCC students are required to complete a dual admission intent form before completing 30 credits or by the beginning of their third semester at Luzerne.  Students must graduate from LCCC with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 and enroll at Scranton within one year of LCCC graduation.  They may not attend another institution between the time they graduate from Luzerne and begin enrollment at Scranton.  Graduates will be able to transfer a maximum of 60 credits and also will have the opportunity to earn nine credits at Scranton while attending LCCC at one half of the University’s tuition rate.  A full-time student who has completed the appropriate associate degree program at Luzerne may be able to complete a bachelor’s degree at the University within four regular semesters.

For LCCC graduates accepted into the Dual Admission Program, The University of Scranton will waive the admissions application fee and provide a merit scholarship of a minimum of $10,000 per academic year for full-time students.  Non-traditional students enrolled through this agreement at Scranton on a part-time basis may also be eligible for a merit scholarship.  The scholarship is in addition to any need-based financial awards for which students may also qualify.  Merit scholarship may be renewed to students who maintain a minimum cumulative university grade point average of 2.5 and meet other eligibility requirements.

“An important part of our mission is to streamline the transfer process between institutions for our graduates so they can continue their education,” said Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC.  “By partnering with The University of Scranton and improving the transfer procedure, we produce more opportunities for our students to seamlessly enter into degree programs at four-year colleges and universities.”

“I have often said that one of the strengths of this region is its outstanding and diverse network of colleges and universities.  This Dual Admission Agreement with merit scholarship support will facilitate the admission of LCCC students to the University and expand options for qualified and motivated students of our region,” said Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton.

 For more information about the new partnership, visit the LCCC website at www.luzerne.edu or The University of Scranton website at www.scranton.edu.  For further details, contact Jim Domzalski, director of enrollment management at LCCC at 570-740-0342 or Caitlyn M. Hollingshead, director of graduate, transfer and international admissions at the University at 570-941-6202.

At the Dual Admission Agreement signing ceremony at LCCC’s Scranton Center at The Marketplace at Steamtown are, from left: Rosana Reyes, vice president of enrollment management and student development, LCCC; Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC; Kevin P. Quinn, S.J., president, The University of Scranton; and Caitlyn M. Hollingshead, director of graduate, transfer and international admissions, The University of Scranton.

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