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June 2, 2011

La Salle University and Montgomery County Community College Sign Dual Admissions Transfer Agreement

La Salle University and Montgomery County Community College (MCCC) recently entered into a Dual Admissions Transfer Agreement.

Under the agreement, MCCC students who graduate with Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.) degrees or Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degrees in Criminal Justice and who have a grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher are eligible for the partnership program.

A study revealed that MCCC students who transferred to La Salle since 2005 have a 62 percent graduation rate, which is among the top three highest success rates for all transfer destinations.

As part of the agreement, La Salle will waive its application fee and will award scholarships ranging from $6,000 to $15,000 depending on GPA for students who attend full time. The University will also provide ongoing academic advising to students while they are earning their associate degrees at MCCC.

“I’m delighted that so many MCCC students who transfer to La Salle have done so well,” said Br. Michael McGinniss, F.S.C., President of La Salle. “I think this agreement can only benefit both institutions and the students in the long run.”

“These transfer agreements are important to support our completion initiative,” said Dr. Karen A. Stout, MCCC President. “A recent comprehensive transfer study revealed that our students who graduate with an associate’s degree are more likely to earn a bachelor’s degree when they transfer. This transfer agreement with La Salle University creates a clear pathway for students to follow from the moment they enroll at the College.”