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Streamlining Transfer Access 

Schenectady County Community College 

ALBANY, N.Y. (June 12, 2017) – It will soon be easier for students at Schenectady County Community College (SCCC) to transfer into the University at Albany.

The two schools will sign a new and updated agreement at 1 p.m. June 19 at SCCC’s Elston Hall in Schenectady. The agreement incorporates new programs and clearly spells out which courses are needed to go from an associate’s degree at SCCC to a bachelor’s degree at UAlbany.

The agreement – called a transfer articulation agreement – will provide the maximum number of transfer credits applied to 46 different degree programs at UAlbany.

SUNY SCCC students who complete the programs will be awarded full transfer credit and the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in four additional semesters at UAlbany. The agreement will go into effect on June 19, 2017, and is applicable to the SCCC Class of 2017 and beyond.

“We believe many students at Schenectady County Community College will benefit from expanded information, guidance and transfer course equivalences,” said Interim President James R. Stellar. “This agreement represents a powerful enhancement of our longstanding, close relationship with Schenectady County Community College — and we are proud to offer SCCC students stronger pathways to a UAlbany degree.”

Signing the agreement for UAlbany will be Stellar, Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Darrell Wheeler, and Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba. Signing for SCCC will be President Steady H. Moono and Vice President for Academic Affairs Penny Haynes.


Jeanette Altarriba

Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba. 

Under the new agreement, SCCC students from the general programs of:

  • Liberal Arts: Humanities & Social Sciences
  •  Mathematics & Science
  •  Business Administration
  •  Criminal Justice
  •  Human Services, and
  •  Biotechnology

will seamlessly transfer into bachelor’s degree programs, including those at UAlbany’s:

  • College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity
  • School of Criminal Justice
  • Rockefeller College of Public Administration & Policy
  • College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, as well as programs in
  • Computer Science, and
  • Bioinstrumentation.

SCCC has a satellite office on State Street in Albany, not far from UAlbany’s Downtown Campus.

“This was a great opportunity for us to update and expand our agreements with SCCC. Our close proximity to each other makes it a priority for us to work collaboratively to provide pathways for students interested in continuing their academics within the SUNY system,” Altarriba said. “These pathways will provide mobility to students at SCCC into the unique programs at UAlbany, and we hope to continuously work to address the academic and career needs of students and industry within the Capital Region.”

More than 300 students from SCCC have transferred to UAlbany in the past five years, and this updated and expanded agreement will help to increase those numbers in years to come.

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