Transfer agreement with Iona College
Westchester Community College has signed a new transfer agreement with Iona College, allowing students who complete their studies at Westchester Community College to matriculate into Iona College with junior standing.
Unlike many other “articulation agreements” between educational institutions, this will guarantee transfer admission to graduates with a 2.5 grade point average or better with a maximum of 64 credits applied toward the completion of the Bachelor’s degree at Iona.
“Such agreements truly help our students move on toward real opportunities in the classroom and the workplace as they transition from graduation here to bachelor’s degrees at Iona and subsequent careers in their chosen fields,” says Dr. Belinda S. Miles, President, Westchester Community College. “As we seek to simplify and redesign the student experience, this agreement makes it easier for our students to move on in their journeys toward success,” she adds.
“We are seeking to knock down barriers,” says Dr. Joseph E. Nyre, President, Iona College. “True economic mobility will be achieved as we move students on a pathway from associate’s degrees to bachelor’s degrees and then into the workforce. This agreement aligns faculty in the two institutions and helps students achieve more while having an impact on the greater community,” he adds.
The “two plus two” agreement makes it simpler for students to move on from the first two years of education (Westchester Community College) to the second two years (Iona College).
In addition, the agreement will also be honored if Westchester Community College students transfer to Iona prior to completing their associate’s degree studies. If they subsequently take the required classes at Iona, they would earn their associate’s degrees through the reverse transfer process.
Part of this new agreement is the commitment to create and award the Iona College/Westchester Community College Pathways Transfer Scholarship in order to encourage students to take advantage of this new partnership. In addition to this new scholarship for students who maintain satisfactory academic progress after transferring to the college, Iona will continue to offer several merit based scholarships to other transfer students.