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Ease of Transfer

Agreement with MVCC is largest ever between UAlbany and a community college, covering 100 different programs.

The Mohawk Valley Community College campus in Utica. MVCC has a Rome-based campus as well. 

ALBANY, N.Y. (Oct. 16, 2018) – A new agreement between UAlbany and Mohawk Valley Community College (MVCC) will open up transfer opportunities in 46 different majors and all nine schools and colleges at the University.

The new Transfer Articulation Agreement is set to be signed Wednesday at MVCC in Utica. Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Education Jeanette Altarriba will represent the University at the signing.

UAlbany and MVCC have worked together in the past, forming a Dual Admissions agreement in 2016 for students interested in starting at MVCC and transferring into UAlbany’s College of Emergency Management, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity. This new articulation agreement is University-wide and covers 100 different programs at the two schools.

“A Transfer Articulation Agreement is vastly different because it provides students with advising guides on how their coursework can apply to myriad programs at UAlbany,” said Casey Kohler, assistant to Dean Altarriba. “It shows a student who is majoring in general studies, general science or humanities and social science at MVCC that they can potentially enter into almost any UAlbany BA or BS program and successfully complete within four semesters.”

This expansive new agreement is the largest between UAlbany and any SUNY community college, and a major part of UAlbany’s commitment to transfer students.

“This new agreement provides a substantial opportunity for New York State residents and others to benefit from the collaborations between our two campuses,” Altarriba said. “We are fortunate to have worked with MVCC on a limited scope dual-admissions agreement for our College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security and Cybersecurity in 2016.

“This larger agreement highlights the many paths a student can take once they transfer to UAlbany, thus increasing student access to academic programs that altogether promote and encourage bachelor degree attainment in a timely manner.”

Wednesday’s signing also highlights National Transfer Week, being celebrated at UAlbany with various events all week.

“As part of National Transfer Student Week, this signing celebrates the work being done to promote transfer opportunities, but also the work being done on both of our campuses to ease the transfer process for all students,” Altarriba said. “Transfer students are vitally important to the University at Albany, with nearly 50 percent of our graduating class annually being comprised of transfer students.

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