Kent State, Eastern Gateway Sign Articulation Agreement
KENT, Ohio -- Kent State University and Eastern Gateway Community College, Steubenville, have signed an agreement allowing for the easy transfer of credits, allowing more students to pursue bachelor’s degrees. The new agreement facilitates transfer of courses between Eastern Gateway Community College’s associate of applied business degree in business management technology and Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied Studies in applied business.
A student who completes all of the associate degree requirements in the associate of applied business degree in business management technology at Eastern Gateway will be admitted into Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied studies in applied business program with junior status.
“What this agreement means is that when students from Eastern Gateway Community College graduate with their associate degree they can transfer into our program without skipping a beat,” said James Ritter, director of enrollment management and student services at Kent State University at Trumbull. “Everything transfers over, and all their credits count toward their bachelor’s degree at Kent State.”
Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, said the new agreement is beneficial to all. “It’s a real win-win in that Kent State gets a population of students who have already proven they can do college work because they have earned an associate’s degree,” he noted. “Eastern Gateway students benefit because they can pursue a bachelor’s degree. Eastern Gateway Community College benefits because their students are going on for further college education. Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied studies degree was created to facilitate the transfer of these technical courses so that students can continue with a course of studies that includes higher level technical courses.”
“This articulation agreement with Kent State is such a great opportunity for our students to build upon their education they receive at Eastern Gateway Community College,” added Johnna Provenzano, transfer coordinator for EGCC. “We are thrilled that Kent State is creating these transfer guides for our students to guarantee their transfer success. These articulation agreements will draw more students to Eastern Gateway who will transfer to Kent State, thus giving students more access to great higher education programs."
Eastern Gateway students with a 3.0 grade point average will be eligible to apply for Kent State scholarships.
Kent State’s bachelor of technical and applied studies degree program has been approved by the Ohio Board of Regents to be completely online. Therefore, students who complete the Eastern Gateway degree and do not live in the area can complete the Kent State bachelor’s program online.
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