LCCC, BU sign agreement for student transfer

For Immediate Release: Aug. 27, 2014

LCCC Transfer Agreement

NANTICOKE — Luzerne County Community College and Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania have entered into a new agreement which will help LCCC graduates transfer from the community college to Bloomsburg to complete their bachelor’s degree.

The Dual Admissions Agreement is designed to facilitate the transfer of LCCC graduates to BU in a variety of programs. LCCC students will be guaranteed admission into a parallel articulated bachelor’s degree program with third year (junior) status at BU, in accordance with the Transfer and Articulation Oversight Committee (TAOC) Statewide Program-to-Program (P2P) Articulation.

In order to take advantage of the Dual Admissions Agreement, LCCC students are required to complete a dual admissions intent form before completing 30 credits or by the beginning of their third semester at LCCC. Students must graduate from LCCC with an associate degree and a minimum grade point average of 2.0 and enroll at BU within one year of LCCC graduation. They may not attend another institution between the time they graduate from LCCC and begin enrollment at Bloomsburg. A full-time student who has completed the appropriate associate degree program at LCCC may be able to complete a bachelor’s degree at BU within four regular semesters.

“It has always been a goal of the College to improve the transfer process between institutions,” says Thomas P. Leary, president, LCCC. “This agreement further allows our graduates to seamlessly enter into four-year programs at our partner institution, Bloomsburg University, which has consistently ranked among the most popular choices for our students to complete their bachelor’s degree.”

“Many of the students who earn bachelor’s degrees from Bloomsburg begin their higher education at our neighbor, Luzerne County Community College,” says David Soltz, president, Bloomsburg University. “We are delighted to ease their transition to Bloomsburg through this agreement.”

The articulated programs which are covered under the agreement for students transferring from LCCC to BU include all of the TAOC-approved majors listed on its website at www.pacollegetransfer.com including art, biology, business, chemistry, communications, computer science, criminal justice, earth science, English, environmental geoscience, environmental science, geography, geology, history, mathematics and statistics, meteorology, modern languages, physical oceanography, physics, PK-4 education, political science, psychology, social work, sociology, and theatre.

For more information about the new partnership, visit the LCCC website at www.luzerne.edu or the BU website at www.bloomu.edu. For further details, contact Jim Domzalski, LCCC’s director of enrollment management at 570-740-7342 or Tom Fletcher, BU’s associate vice president and dean of extended programs at 570-389-4420.