Posted at 12:45 p.m., Feb. 15, 2016

College expands transfer agreements

Laramie County Community College has been working to provide more transfer agreements with the University of Wyoming as well as other four-year institutions. LCCC currently offers 24 transfer agreements to students, including a general education agreement with UW.

Transfer agreements are formalized commitments between colleges that allow students to transfer from a specific program at one college to another college by outlining the parameters for credits that will be accepted. This creates a pathway from an associate’s degree to a bachelor’s degree. These agreements are put in place to assist students in earning degrees with fewer credits, saving students both time and money.

For students pursuing a field that doesn’t offer second year coursework at LCCC, a transfer agreement known as the 1=1 agreement could be greatly beneficial. The 1=1 agreement will allow students to study general education alongside the courses available at LCCC for their major. When these students make the transfer to a university that has an articulation agreement with LCCC, students will be able to transfer all completed general education courses without any penalties and complete their degree with the available courses at UW.

While most of these agreements were made with UW, other agreements were made with Colorado Mesa University, Park University, South Dakota University, Valley City State University and Wichita State University.

A new web page has been put together with support from James Miller, Shawn Holz, Kari Brown-Herbst and Aimee Iname to show students transfer agreements that are offered for their degree.

Terry Harper, interim vice president for Academic Affairs, explained that they would like to have articulations offered for all of LCCC’s Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs at the end of spring with UW and other regional universities

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