If you`re a student in the process of transferring from a community college to a four-year university, you may have heard the term “articulation agreement.” An articulation agreement is essentially a contract between two institutions that outlines which credits are transferrable and which coursework a student needs to complete before transferring.

For students at Westchester Community College (WCC), these agreements can be incredibly helpful in streamlining the transfer process. With many articulation agreements in place, students can rest assured that their hard work at WCC will count towards their eventual degree at a four-year institution.

One of the most notable articulation agreements for WCC students is with the State University of New York (SUNY) system. This agreement outlines which courses from WCC`s associate degree programs will automatically transfer to any SUNY four-year institution. This can save students time and money by ensuring they don`t have to retake classes they`ve already completed.

Other articulation agreements at WCC include partnerships with institutions like Mercy College, Pace University, and the Culinary Institute of America. These agreements vary in their specifics, but all aim to provide a clear path for students to transfer and continue their education.

It`s important to note that while articulation agreements can be incredibly helpful, they aren`t always a guarantee. Students still need to put in the effort to excel in their coursework and meet the agreement`s requirements. It`s also worth noting that articulation agreements typically only apply to specific degree programs, so it`s important to research which agreements apply to your desired field of study.

If you`re a student at WCC considering transferring to a four-year institution, be sure to research which articulation agreements may be available to you. Taking advantage of these agreements can save you time, money, and stress as you continue your educational journey.