New Dual Admissions Program between Mercy College and WCC Expands College Pathways in Westchester County
Agreement signed today provides additional opportunities for affordable four-year degrees already utilized by more than 120 WCC-Mercy transfer students per year
Westchester County, New York (December 15, 2020) – Westchester Community College (WCC) and Mercy College have signed a new Dual Admissions Pathway Agreement that enables prospective students to apply to Mercy College and WCC at the same time. Upon completion of their A.A. or A.S. degree at WCC, students are accepted to Mercy College with junior standing. The agreement will commence in the Spring 2021 semester.
WCC and Mercy College share a commitment to the affordability of higher education. WCC’s tuition is the lowest in the county and is fully covered by PELL grants and NYS TAP for students who qualify. In additional to PELL and TAP grants, Mercy also offers multiple scholarships to eligible transfer students, including Transfer Merit Scholarships ranging in value from $1500 to $5000. Details are available here.
“Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the diverse needs of our community,” said Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President of Westchester Community College. “Our commitment to student success extends beyond their graduation. WCC provides students with a foundation of critical thinking and career-oriented skills that students build upon to achieve their goals. This agreement with Mercy College provides our students with a pathway to continue their studies at a high-quality four-year institution while staying in Westchester County.”
“This is an exciting partnership between two institutions to serve students and prepare them to be future leaders in the communities they serve,” said Mercy College President Tim Hall. “This partnership will provide WCC students a seamless pathway to the next level of their educational journey and receive a four-year degree at Mercy College.”
WCC has nearly twenty transfer agreements, guaranteeing its graduates can transfer to a four-year institution with junior status, thus enabling students to complete their bachelor’s degree within two years of full-time study upon transfer. If you are a current WCC student interested in this pathway contact the WCC Office of Transfer Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. For prospective WCC students contact Mercy or WCC Admissions office at email@example.com.
Mercy College offers WCC graduates more than 90 degrees and programs to choose from at; opportunities to get involved in more than 40 clubs and organizations across three campuses in Dobbs Ferry, the Bronx, and Manhattan. In addition, all transfer students will receive a PACT mentor that will help them navigate degree requirements, register for classes, track academic
Westchester Community College provides over 24,000 full-time and part-time students with an education taught by award-winning faculty at one of the lowest tuition rates in New York State. The college offers over 60 degree and certificate programs, including innovative programs in such high-demand fields as cybersecurity, health information technology, respiratory therapy, and digital filmmaking. The college reflects the rich diversity of its region, and was the first SUNY campus to be designated a Hispanic Serving Institution.
About Mercy College
Mercy College is the dynamic, diverse New York City area college whose students are on a personal mission: to get the most out of life by getting the most out of their education. Founded in 1950, Mercy is a coeducational and nonsectarian college that offers more than 90 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs within five schools: Business, Education, Health and Natural Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences. With campuses in Dobbs Ferry, Bronx, Manhattan and Yorktown Heights, the vibrancy of the College culture is sustained by a diverse student body from around the region.