Westchester Community College and Delaware State University (DSU) have reached an agreement to facilitate the transfer of associate degree graduates to DSU where they will be able complete a bachelor’s degrees in
In addition to the opportunity to complete a bachelor’s degree in two years at DSU, the agreement also makes it possible for Westchester Community College’s Associate Degree in Accounting graduates to continue their academic pursuits at the University through a “2+2+1 Program.” Such students can earn a Bachelor of Science in Accounting Degree in two years and a Master of Business Administration Degree after one additional year.
Westchester Community College President Belinda S. Miles and DSU President Harry L. Williams signed the agreement on the afternoon of Nov. 7, 2016 on the Delaware State campus.
Dr. Miles said this agreement establishes a partnership between two institutions that share a commitment to academic excellence and student success. She noted that achieving such collaborations that guarantee junior status for students transferring into those programs are a critical component of Westchester Community College’s college completion efforts.
“Today we expand our articulation agreement to include this HBCU (Historically Black Universities and Colleges) creating exciting new pathways for our graduates that will place them in the pipeline to a range of professional careers many of which are seeking qualified individuals to address the issue of underrepresented minorities,” Dr. Miles said.
Dr. Williams said that Westchester graduates will be welcomed at Delaware State University.
“DSU is proud to be able to take the baton of these Westchester students’ academic aspiration and help them reach the finish lines of bachelor’s degree and MBA completions,” the DSU president said. “They are getting a great start at Westchester Community College and we believe they will find that Delaware State University is an excellent place to fulfill their higher education goals.”
The smooth transfer of the Westchester Community College students to DSU is facilitated by 27 academic program alignments between the two institutions. The agreement guarantees transfer admission for Westchester Community College graduates that have a minimum of a 2.0 GPA, with the exception of four undergraduate programs that require a 2.5 GPA (Management, Accounting, Social Work and Mathematics Education).