Albright College has signed a new transfer agreement with Reading Area Community College (RACC), offering guaranteed admission for RACC’s two-year associates degree graduates who wish to complete bachelor degrees. In addition, Albright College will provide a number of scholarship opportunities for RACC graduates, including one full tuition scholarship.
RACC President Susan D. Looney, Ed.D., J.D., and Albright President Jacquelyn S. Fetrow, Ph.D., signed a transfer agreement October 19, on RACC’s campus.
“We are so excited to be able to offer not only guaranteed admission, but also life-changing scholarships to students of academic promise who transfer from Reading Area Community College to Albright College,” said Fetrow. “As an anchor institution in Reading, we find it incredibly important to deepen partnerships with institutions like RACC. This seamless transfer process strengthens our existing partnership further, and offers local residents a clear path to a four-year degree at a top national college, right in their own backyard.”
The guaranteed admission and seamless transfer agreement between RACC and Albright College will provide an affordable pathway through select associate degree programs to parallel bachelor’s degrees. This agreement provides guaranteed admission and junior standing for all RACC graduates of A.A. and A.S. programs, as well as select A.A.S. programs. A reverse transfer agreement will offer RACC students who have earned a minimum of 15 credits, but who enter Albright College before completing their associate degree, an opportunity to transfer Albright credits back to RACC to earn an associate degree.
“RACC is committed to creating academic partnerships, especially in Berks County, that encourage students to complete their associate degree before transferring to a four-year institution,” says Looney. “Our graduates are highly valued by our college and university partners, and we are excited that Fetrow and Albright College have committed to a seamless transfer to their bachelor’s degree programs.”
“At Albright, transfer students will expand their horizons within an academically talented community that comes from more than 25 states and a dozen countries. And they’ll benefit from nationally-recognized proactive support — academic, social and financial — all resources crucial for their success,” said Fetrow. “My goal, and the goal of all of us at Albright College, is to guide these students to exceed their own expectations.”