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Westchester Community College Signs New Transfer Agreement With SUNY Delhi

SUNY Delhi Provost Kelli Ligeikis with Westchester Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Vanessa Morest (left to right).
SUNY Delhi Provost Kelli Ligeikis with Westchester Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Vanessa Morest (left to right). Photo Credit: Westchester Community College

Westchester Community College students who have completed one of 19 associate degree programs will now be able to seamlessly transfer to SUNY Delhi to complete the corresponding bachelor program, as per a new agreement between the two schools.

The agreement, signed at a ceremony at WCC in Valhalla on Monday, Oct. 28, guarantees WCC students with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to be directly admitted into one of 13 corresponding bachelor programs at SUNY Delhi.

“This extensive agreement encompasses a very diverse set of academic programs, thereby allowing students from Westchester Community College the opportunity to transfer seamlessly into any one of our five academic schools at SUNY Delhi,” said SUNY Delhi Provost Kelli Ligeikis. “The combined efforts of Westchester Community College and SUNY Delhi will open doors and ensure long-term pathways for educational success for our students.” 

The agreement also states that a maximum of 64 credits will be applied toward the completion of the corresponding SUNY Delhi bachelor program.

Some bachelor programs do require higher minimum GPAs; for example, the nursing program at SUNY Delhi requires a 2.8 GPA or higher, and the veterinary technology program requires a 3.0 GPA or higher.

“SUNY Delhi is pleased to offer Westchester Community College students an excellent, affordable transfer option to continue their education in one of our outstanding bachelor programs,” said Misty Fields, Associate Director of Admissions at SUNY Delhi. “The agreement is unique due to the multitude of programs it covers, especially in the areas of applied sciences and applied technologies. We are confident that Westchester Community College students will thrive in the student-centered learning environment at SUNY Delhi.”

In an effort to promote utilization of the new program, SUNY Delhi is also awarding two one-time $1,000 SUNY Delhi/Westchester Community College Pathways Transfer Scholarships to a student who resides on campus and a student enrolled in an online program. These scholarships require candidates to maintain full-time student status with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

“Our main goal is to help students succeed. Expanding our transfer pathways with new agreements with four-year institutions helps our students move on toward promising opportunities in the classroom and the workplace,” said Westchester Community College Vice President of Academic Affairs Vanessa Morest. “This is another step toward our mission to simplify and redesign the student experience. The agreement will make it easier for our students to achieve their dreams.”

Click here for more information about the WCC/SUNY Delhi transfer program.

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