Roxbury Community College finalizes agreement that will help students ‘Achieve the Dream’

Roxbury Crossing, Mass., Feb.25, 2013 — Roxbury Community College and Cambridge College announce the signing of an Articulation Agreement that will ease the transfer process for Roxbury Community College students working to continue their education through one of the Bachelor Degree programs offered at Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.

The interim President for Roxbury Community College, Linda Edmonds Turner, was quoted saying, “This articulation agreement presents a marvelous opportunity for our students. The most exciting benefit is that Cambridge College will accept all of our Associate of Arts Degree programs when our students transfer.”

In a conversation with Loretta Minor, the Coordinator of Transfer Affairs and Articulation for Roxbury Community College, she expressed her excitement for the opportunity this agreement creates for Roxbury Community College students, “Cambridge College is tailored for adults, with classes offered throughout the day and evening; and online, it will really offer our RCC students an avenue to reach their goals.”

A recent press release quotes Cambridge College President Deborah Jackson saying, “We are very pleased to have created a relationship that truly benefits the students at both colleges. By removing barriers to progressive matriculation, we believe we can help fulfill the College’s mission of expanding academic opportunity.”

The agreement will enable Cambridge College to accept the complete Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree from RCC graduates, and up to 90 credits overall from RCC students. The student will need to carry a GPA of 2.0 and will enter Cambridge at the Junior level.

Roxbury Community College’s Center for Student Success will hold its Spring Transfer Fair on Wednesday, March 6th from 10a – 1p on the second floor of the Student Center. Information about and representatives from Cambridge College as well as over 40 other MA colleges will be on hand to answer questions and assist students to achieve their goals and succeed in completing their 4 year degree.

For more information on the Transfer Center email transfercenter@roxbury.edu

Roxbury Community College is a co-educational public institution of higher education offering Associate Degrees and certificate programs. RCC’s primary objective is to provide residents of the Commonwealth, specifically those individuals living in the greater Boston area, “optimum opportunity for access to a college education consistent with their interests and aptitudes and to reduce to a minimum economic, social, psychological and academic barriers to educational opportunity.” The college’s goals are the result of ideas generated by and from the college community and reflect a response to the needs of the larger Roxbury community. For More information, please visit www.rcc.mass.edu.

 

About Cambridge College: Cambridge College (www.cambridgecollege.edu) is dedicated to providing academically excellent, time-efficient, and cost-effective higher education for a diverse population of adult learners for whom those opportunities may have been limited or denied. Founded in 1971, Cambridge College is a private non-profit institution of higher education accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, (NEASC CIHE). Comprised of four schools – Undergraduate Studies, Education, Psychology and Counseling, and Management – Cambridge College enrolls more than 8,000 students each year in professional education and undergraduate, graduate and doctorate-level degree programs at the main campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts and across seven regional centers nationwide in Springfield and Merrimack Valley, MA; Chesapeake, VA; Memphis, TN; Augusta, GA; San Juan, PR; and Inland Empire, CA. The College accepts selected transfer credits for both graduate and undergraduate programs, and schedules evening and weekend classes designed for adult learners.

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  1. Such agreements already exist with institutions of far higher academic quality than Cambridge College.

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