Dominican College in Blauvelt has added Mercer College in New Jersey to the list of institutions with which it has articulation agreements.
An articulation agreement streamlines the process by which students graduating from 2-year colleges can transfer to 4-year schools.
That has advantages for students.
According to collegeparents.org, "It matches coursework between schools and so helps students make a smooth transition from one institution to another by minimizing duplication of coursework. If a community college, for instance, has an Articulation Agreement with a four year institution, the student will know that if he takes the appropriate courses at the community college then those courses will transfer for credit at the four year college."
In this case, Mercer grads who have earned an AA and who have at least a 2.0 average in Criminal Justice, Liberal Arts with a Social Science concentration, Liberal Arts with a Humanities concentration, or Business Management, will receive junior year status.
Everyone transferring under the Articulation Agreement gets assigned an advisor, to help them figure out the most efficient and effective way to get the Dominican degree in two years if going to school full time.
Dominican now has articulation agreements with 18 schools—some local such as Rockland Community College and the College of Mount St. Vincent, and others far-flung, such as American University of Antigua. Mercer is in West Windsor, NJ.
“Dominican College and Mercer Community College share the tenets of excellence, leadership, and service. Both institutions are committed to providing a high-quality education that challenges students and provides them the opportunity to gain critical thinking skills. Both institutions provide a caring, creative, and engaged faculty and staff with a student-centered focus. And both institutions strongly support the civic life of students and service to the community as part of a solid preparation for fully engaged lives. We all look forward to welcoming Mercer Community College students into the Dominican College family”, said Erin deWard, spokesperson for Dominican College, in a press release.