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MVCC, St. John Fisher College Announce 2+2 Partnership Agreement
Sep 12, 2013
Mohawk Valley Community College and St. John Fisher College announced a 2 (Plus) 2 partnership agreement that will help MVCC students transfer seamlessly to Fisher.
MVCC President, Dr. Randall VanWagoner, and St. John Fisher College President, Dr. Donald Bain, formally signed the agreement. The program will require students enrolled at MVCC to complete two years of prescribed coursework for an associate degree, then continue their coursework at Fisher, where they can earn a bachelor’s degree in just two years. Other benefits of the program include specialized student advisement and registration opportunities. The agreement covers all bachelor’s degree programs at Fisher. Students who enroll in the program receive guaranteed acceptance to Fisher as long as all academic requirements are fulfilled.
“Academic alliances designed to benefit transfer students are very important to us as an institution, and we are pleased to add Mohawk Valley Community College to our list of partners,” said Bain. “We hope to provide these students with a seamless transition in their educational journey, from an associate degree to a baccalaureate degree, as well as a rich academic and personal experience once they arrive on the Fisher campus.”
“MVCC is committed to providing a foundation of excellence for students who want to transfer to a bachelor-granting institution after completing their associate degree here in the Mohawk Valley,” says VanWagoner. "Our students have a long tradition of successfully transferring to St. John Fisher and this 2 (Plus) 2 agreement leverages the strong partnership between our two institutions to better serve students."
About Mohawk Valley Community College
Founded in 1946, Mohawk Valley Community College is a public, co-educational, two-year institution. The College is a unit of the sixty-four campus State University of New York System (SUNY). Mohawk Valley Community College promotes student success and community involvement through a commitment to excellence and a spirit of service. MVCC is the largest college between Albany and Syracuse, enrolling approximately 7,400 students. Each year about one-third of Oneida County’s graduating high school seniors attend MVCC, as well as about 1,800 adult students. MVCC students hail from counties in every part of New York State, from states across the country, and from nations around the world.
About St. John Fisher College
St. John Fisher College is a coeducational liberal arts college located in Pittsford, N.Y. The campus is situated on 154 park-like acres—a beautiful setting for 24 modern buildings and a warm, friendly campus community of 2,700 full-time undergraduates, 200 part-time undergraduates, and 1,100 graduate students.
Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of St. Basil as a Catholic College for men, St. John Fisher College became independent in 1968 and coeducational in 1971. As it moves into the twenty-first century, the College remains true to its Catholic and Basilian heritage. The College now offers 32 academic majors in the humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, business, and nursing, as well as nine pre-professional programs. Fisher also offers nine master’s and three doctoral programs.
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