Widener and Montgomery County Community College Sign Transfer Agreement
Widener University and Montgomery County Community College entered into a dual admissions
transfer agreement on April 29 during an official signing event at MCCC's campus in
Blue Bell, Pa.
Under the agreement, MCCC students who graduate with Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate in Fine Arts, Associate in Applied Science or Associate in General Studies degrees are eligible to transfer to Widener's day/full-time division, as long as they also meet specific program criteria. Widener will also waive students' application fees and will award merit-based scholarships ranging from $8,000-$16,000 based on their grade point average.
The dual admissions transfer agreement builds on nine long-standing program-to-program agreements between the two institutions. Some of these are now included in the new agreement, such as Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management, and Engineering Science. Others, such as Allied Health and Professional Studies, will continue to exist as program-to-program agreements. These agreements demonstrate the long history of partnership between the institutions.
"Widener University has been growing in popularity as a transfer destination for Montgomery County Community College's students, especially over the past five years among graduates of our Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Radiography and Surgical Technology programs," said Dr. Karen A. Stout, MCCC president. "In addition Widener's EAC-accredited Engineering curriculum is very attractive to students enrolled in the College's recently-redesigned Engineering Science program. We are pleased to continue growing our partnership with such an excellent institution."
"Montgomery County Community College graduates who transfer to Widener will have access to a wealth of leadership and experiential learning opportunities at one of the nation's leading metropolitan universities," said Widener President James T. Harris III. "The commitment of Montgomery County Community College to innovation, academic excellence and the use of technology is second to none, and we are proud to forge this partnership with such a quality institution."
To learn more about transfer opportunities at MCCC, visit mc3.edu/campusLife/student-resources/transfer.
Widener University is a private, metropolitan university that connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention, leadership development and experiential learning are key components of the Widener experience. A comprehensive doctorate-granting university, Widener comprises eight schools and colleges that offer liberal arts and sciences, professional and pre-professional curricula leading to associate's, baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees. The university's campuses in Chester, Exton, and Harrisburg, Pa., and Wilmington, Del., serve some 6,500 students. Visit the university website, www.widener.edu.
Photo Caption: Widener University President James T. Harris III (left) shakes hands with MCCC President Karen A. Stout following the signing of the latest transfer agreement between the two institutions.