York College signs admission agreement with Maryland community college
Students who graduate with an associate degree from Carroll Community College in Maryland will now be guaranteed admission to York College at the junior level.
The two colleges recently signed an agreement adapting this new pathway and, according to Katie Schwienteck, associate registrar for transfer articulation at York College, it is one of the new steps in developing many program-specific articulation agreements in the future. York College is a private institution that offers more than 50 baccalaureate majors in professional programs, the sciences and humanities to its 4,600 undergraduate students.
Within the last year, Schwienteck said there has been a notable increase in Carroll students interested in transferring.
“This past spring, we visited Carroll Community College to talk about potential partnerships to allow a seamless transfer for students. Over the past several years, we have signed this type of agreement with four community colleges in the southern Pennsylvania and Maryland areas,” she said. “We are purposefully making these agreements with community colleges where students are looking to make that transition easy and seamless from their associates to bachelors degree."
In addition to a more seamless transfer option, students and families will be able to make more informed decisions about choices and finances, said Dr. April Herring, director of advising and transfer at Carroll.
“If a student was thinking of going to one of these schools, knowing we have an agreement they know that they can come here and save money for two years and then go to that school,” Herring said, adding that Carroll is also working on agreements with Mount St. Mary’s and Stevenson University.
If a student graduates with an associate degree from Carroll, they are guaranteed admission to all Maryland state schools. Carroll also maintains general and program agreements with a number of other colleges and also holds associate-to-bachelor’s agreements with Frostburg State University, Stevenson University and Towson University for students in nursing.